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Annual Dive Permits?

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by Jasonmh, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Mexico
    1,403
    5
    I think this is the first time in 10 years that I have not received anything from the city of Santa Rosa for an annual dive permit. Anyone else get the app in the mail, or receive their permit for this year?

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. skyhawk133

    skyhawk133 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    45
    0
    They're too busy trying to raise the rates apparently


     
  3. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Texas/NH/CA
    4,579
    2,444
    I sent in my applications Jan3rd for my permits. I have yet to receive them.

    I was stopped once by the parks and rec director (not Stella) who asked if I had a permit in early May. I showed her my application and she told me they were having printer problems... again. I hit the place 4 times this year, last on Memorial day, no one asking for permits yet.
     
  4. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Mexico
    1,403
    5
    Thanks for the info. Glad it is not just me, but it is a shame that every year they seem to get more and more behind.
     
  5. ABQdiver

    ABQdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    1,381
    2
    No joy here either.

    There is scuttlebutt that a price increase is in the city council agenda. That could or not be the reason... :confused:
     
  6. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Texas/NH/CA
    4,579
    2,444
    That would explain why they have not cashed my check, until they do they have the option of returning my application & check and demanding the new fee.
     
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  7. robint

    robint Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    6,540
    1,150
    We got ours a few months ago, but we had to buy it there (gave application and check to Stella to turn in). They came in mail about a month afterwards. It is now just a card you keep in your wallet.

    And yes, they are probably raising the rates, but then they should IMHO. This is the cheapest scuba park in the country. Look at most of the springs in Texas and Florida... they charge $25 or more per day! Some places even charge that much per dive. Yes, I know we have no control over where the money goes... but I do think it is reasonable to raise the rates for divers.
    BUT I do think they MUST start charging for swimmers, also, maybe $5-10pp per day, give them a wrist band.
     
  8. RonFrank

    RonFrank Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    346
    In typical Santa Rosa style, they will screw around with a decision until 2015! :D
     

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