dive shops

  1. ACHiPo

    Question Good Way to Discover NorCal Diving?

    I’d like to try diving in the local Bay Area waters and am looking for recommendations for the best way to safely start. I booked a South Pacific holiday next May. I’m getting the urge to get back into diving. I grew up in the Midwest and got my AOW in cold water with poor visibility, but...
  2. Mr. Ed

    My experience; there is a vast difference in teaching methods between SDI OWC training facilities

    I don't know if my former SDI OWC training facility was negligent of uninterested in preparing me for OWC? I say this because I am at different SDI training center learning what should have been presented to me when I started in May. For comparison, my present training is a combination of...
  3. George Monnat Jr

    Planning First Trip to Catalina

    Hi all, A friend of mine who lives in San Diego and I are planning our first trip to Catalina in the middle of June. We'll be bringing all gear, including drysuits, except tanks and weights and hopefully staying on the island. I found this thread, but it's been 10 years since it was updated...
  4. Andrew Powers

    Dive Shop survey

    ***UPDATED WITH NEW & IMPROVED SURVEY MONKEY LINK*** Hey everybody. I'm currently in the process of starting a business with a 3-fold mission: 1.) Help divers find what they need 2.) Help local dive shops compete against Big Scuba, 3.) Have fun and look good while doing 1 & 2 I'm not going...
  5. Knockout Diver

    The Local Dive Shop and Their Advantage

    I became a scuba diver 5 years ago. I went through a phase where I had to get my hands on everything scuba and just master the art. I then gave it a break and now I'm getting back into it. I am a millennial. For some reason, that makes the older crowd shudder. I have a good job, disposable...
  6. LStewart

    Any experience with these dive operations?

    Hi guys! Ok after herding cats, we decided on Turtle Casa in Sandy Bay, Roatan. We are gonna be a group of 7 it appears with only 2 non-divers (maybe only 1). Now, we'd like to hear recommendations on dive operators. We're looking at these 3 that can pick us up at our dock: Octopus Dive School...
  7. M

    Belize dive shops

    Any suggestions on good dive shops in Placencia, Belize? Staying at a private home as opposed to a hotel, so looking for a private establishment. Thanks!
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