I was due to teach some students this morning, having reduced the normal US$425 cost to US$300 each. They turned up, but said they had found (been told of) someone else who would teach them for US$225 each, including manual, certification, everything. I told them that knowing what the costs were I didn't believe them, but off they went anyway.

I was shown a PADI cert card last week recently obtained at a local dive centre. The student described his "instructor" and I worked out who it was, but that person's name wasn't the instructor who appeared on the card. I checked, and the individual who "taught" the course is not even a PADI Divemaster. His boss signed off the certification as if he had taught it.

Does anyone here know what prices are offered on Ambergris Caye for legitimate PADI Open Water certification?