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#268350 - 02/19/08 09:26 AM Prodive training center in Fort Lauderdale, FL  

I've just heard, and confirmed, that Prodive has gone bust and closed their doors last Friday. I believe they were the largest dive training facility in the world, they were certainly the prime and almost the first PADI one.

Several of the instructors here were qualified through Prodive.

This isn't good.

#268370 - 02/19/08 10:50 AM Re: Prodive training center in Fort Lauderdale, FL [Re: ]  
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Thailand beat there prices
Now the #1 spot to become an instructor.

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#268377 - 02/19/08 11:26 AM Re: Prodive training center in Fort Lauderdale, FL [Re: elbert]  
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Not only price - but try getting a visa to go to the US to get your instructor qualification if you are a foreigner.

#268380 - 02/19/08 11:42 AM Re: Prodive training center in Fort Lauderdale, FL [Re: Amanda Syme]  
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I'm sure you could get a visa for Thailand easier your right that probably was a factor. My class at Pro Dive in the 80's was a class of 24 student instructors and only one wasn't American.
The class I took in Utila had 17 and about 6 where Americans.I never thought of that angle.

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