Posted by John Walker on May 11, 2001 at 23:59:32:
In Reply to: check this out posted by mike on May 11, 2001 at 22:03:03:
Just keep this in mind, that discounted training is typically infereior and hence not a good value.
Many instructors can get the required ratings and sell you a c-card. What does it all mean? Is your life worth saving a few bucks?
Do you want to learn something or just get a c-card for your collection?
My entry level course in which divers learn to dive and use trimix averages 40 hours. We do approximently 8 dives, 1 confined water session and about 16 hours of academics in front of the chalk board, not to mention on site lectures.
Trimix is the easy part. Learning how to dive is what takes so long.
You are being fooled to think that a $200.00/two day course will provide you with much more than a piece of plastic? But what does PADI care about actually teaching diver how to dive safely.
Just my opinion, John
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