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Scuba lessons in South Florida?

Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by Genso, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Genso

    Genso Millennium Member

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    Hi, I am interested in learning how to do scuba diving. I recently went snorkeling and I like it, and now I'd like to learn how to do diving, if possible, before New Years.

    Where can I get training? How much time (hours/days) does it take to become certified, and generally competent? How much does training cost?

    I live in Fort Lauderdale. Any good places to learn around here?
     
  2. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    Head on up to West Palm Beach there is some good dive shops and some damn fine diving on the reef, you can coast the gulf stream thats a blast water depth is about 65' it's been years since I dove WPB but it was a blast, while you're at it get nitrox certified. :cool:
    Regards
    DW
     


  3. seafoxfla

    seafoxfla

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    Check and see if BCC has some classes starting up or the local YMCA. also Google PADI. It's not a cheap hobby.
     
  4. G19Pistolero

    G19Pistolero

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    Lots of good shops in the West Palm and Jupiter area...Pura Vida Divers and Jupiter Dive Center are great...don't know around FLL...

    Most OW courses will be around 300-400$ plus other costs...

    Good luck.

    -J.-
     
  5. glock-fan

    glock-fan

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    I took it at Miami Dade Collegue, they are chep like $125.00 two days per week like 4 weeks if I'm not wrong. Later you have to do 4 inmersion in open water to get certified. They contract a private shop called Underwater Unlimited, and you get certified by SSI (scuba school international).

    You won't regret it it is the best money spent.
     
  6. nursetim

    nursetim

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    There is a huge school in your town that teaches instructors. It is very close to the beach and has a wicked dive shop attached. I think it's called ProDive.