I am glad you brought this up. When I was there in Feb. I checked around and most of the prices I saw were around the $425 figure and I couldn't understand why it was so high. I live in Oklahoma and the shops here charge about $250us for the entire program.I never understood and no one could explain why it was so expensive. I think the $300 charge is more inline with what it should be. I usually have my people get certified at home for this very reason, but I would much rather have them do it there instead of our crappy lakes with 2 feet vis. I mean wouldn't it be better to teach 10 people at 300 than 2 at 425?