Posted by Kevin Rottner on July 21, 2000 at 15:19:38:
In Reply to: Re: buying first set of scuba gear, help needed! posted by Jim on July 20, 2000 at 13:21:13:
Jim and Omar are 100% right . . .
and its something really appropriate for
the board and divers all over.
Would anyone get a parachute from Discount
Parachute Supply ??
Would anyone get a brain operation at hospital
whose doctors shift from Brain Surgery Dept. to
the Fishing Supplies & Tents Dept. or maybe the
Athletic Shoes dept depending on who showed up
for work that day.
At least sports chalet has some name brands. That
in house stuff from Divers Discount is garbage. Not
all 5mm wetsuits are created equal just because
they are made outta 5 mm. Ditto for regs and
gear bags and hoods and gloves, etc. etc.
I dive hard and often. When I am not, I am teaching
and have my own rental room to maintain. I have
seen how this "discount" equipment falls apart
when the name brand counterparts look brand new.
And as for discounted training, 'nuf said.
Just my two cents.
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