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#109997 - 10/24/05 05:30 PM Scuba Certifications?  
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is it possible to get Scuba Certified in Belize?


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#109998 - 10/24/05 05:59 PM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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There are lots of opportunities to get your PADI certification in San Pedro. I'd suggest that you do the course work and pool tests before you head down so that you can concentrate on having a good time.

I'm heading there next week and will be doing my open water cert dives while in San Pedro.

#109999 - 10/24/05 06:16 PM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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hmmmm. Okay I will have to look into getting the basics out of the way here first then. Thank you!!


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#110000 - 10/24/05 06:22 PM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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kk, don't worry about it, if you don't mind spending a little time with studying and only if you have the time you can do it all while you are there. When we got certified we did it all within the week and still had plenty of time to enjoy.

#110001 - 10/24/05 06:24 PM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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www.amigosdive.com

you can do it all there or book work in the states and dives with them.

#110002 - 10/24/05 06:28 PM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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aremgonz - thank you! Yes, we'll be there for 9 days so hopefully that will be enough time? the trip is already sneaking up on me SO quickly I doubt I'd have much time to get it done before.

ke - Thank you for the link !!!


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#110003 - 10/24/05 06:36 PM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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you can also try Chuck and Robbie they are very good they handled everything for us. try www.ambergriscayediving.com.

#110004 - 10/25/05 12:30 AM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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kristykins, in another thread I saw where you guys like to do some partying. I hear ya!!

But because of that, and a few other reasons, I'm recommending that you get your classroom, book learning and pool sessions out of the way at home before you leave. Then take your Open Water testing in Belize for your certification.

Who wants to study when they are on holidays? Scuba is a safe sport when done properly but don't ever forget that the ocean can be unforgiving. You owe it to yourself to do it right.


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#110005 - 10/25/05 12:35 AM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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Seashell, thank you for the advice. That's probably not a bad idea. I'm not sure how much studying I'll be able to get in with a hangover. :p

I'm actually quite scared to scuba dive but I'm dying to try it. Perhaps I should just try snorkeling first LOL!!!


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#110006 - 10/25/05 12:48 AM Re: Scuba Certifications?  
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LOL, if you haven't even snorkelled first, well, heck. Why not snorkel this trip and get certified at home for your next trip.

To check out your aptitude for diving you should be able to get into a Discover Scuba in the pool at home. It's usually only about $25.

I'm telling ya, you are going on holidays to a really fun place and facing a big exam when you get home. Do you really want to be closely monitoring your alcohol consumption and what time you are getting to bed? I didn't think so. wink


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