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Taken the classes but having hard time getting final cert dives :(

Discussion in 'Southwestern Region' started by Iroc, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. scubadiver1302001

    scubadiver1302001 Nassau Grouper

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    most shops will not referral to a shop it the same state it is not good for the shops to send you to a shop that thay are competing with
    so you can start all over agen or try to get time off to do a trip with ssi or get a referral and go on a trip some place that will take the referral
     
  2. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

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    This isn't true. Most shops will write a referral without asking where you are taking it. I know a few divers who got referrals from shops around the country without issue.
     
  3. shark.byte.usa

    shark.byte.usa Divemaster

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    Shouldn't drag up this **** until you've read the whole thread. This was like 4 topics ago and beat to death.

    -Garrett
     
  4. scubajcf

    scubajcf Dive Travel Professional

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    Yes, I know the thread is a little dated.
    And, I don't want to kick up any old battles.
    After 200 posts, I just wanted to see how (or if) this ended.
    Iroc, I am curious: Did you ever get certified?

    jcf
     
  5. shark.byte.usa

    shark.byte.usa Divemaster

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    jcf is throwin' a little Chum in the water :popcorn:

    :sharkattack:
     
  6. ScubaRy

    ScubaRy Angel Fish

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    I went to SSI and took all the classes past with highest of grades. I did the Lake snorkel, which was a miserable experience because they made it that way. Surface swimming in 7mm wetsuits in a lake is tons of fun and you learn a lot about scuba diving too....NOT! I asked for a referral from them as well and as you can read in this thread it was met with RESISTANCE. I asked for a referal from a PADI certified resort. And was told "I need to check and see if they are on the universal referal program" Then promptly told "hey we are going to California in a week just come with us and we will do it." They could have given me the referral and retained a loyal customer but instead it was quite disapointing especially after all the gear I bought there and classes I took there etc. But make no mistake about it, if you are in their store they DO give you great service and customer support. They are very knowledgeable about gear and do teach a very safe class. I think though that they definately do not like to let you cert anywhere else but with them on their trips and that is not right. As far as the other stores in AZ bashing durring the SSI classes I can confirm that they do poke and prod at that and get a kick out of it. At least they did when I went there for class.
     
  7. scubajcf

    scubajcf Dive Travel Professional

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    No chum. Just curious. Certainly not looking to stir anything up. But, we never learned if he got certified or not. So, I was curious if there was an end to the story.

    "all's well that ends well???"

    jcf
     
  8. shark.byte.usa

    shark.byte.usa Divemaster

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    OH you mean the OP, I had forgotten what this thread was originally about :wink:

    See you got ScubaRy(led) up already; now I just have to sit back and wait for the next Divecon class for the 1 posters to chime in along with their fearless leaders (and then 200 more posts????) :11:

    Blood in the water my friend...Blood in the water! Some things are better left on Page 2!

    Thank goodness I'm off to sOCal for a couple weeks come tomorrow.

    Happy Holidays :D

    -Garrett
     
  9. scubajcf

    scubajcf Dive Travel Professional

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    We can always post more threads :wink:
     
  10. shark.byte.usa

    shark.byte.usa Divemaster

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    Yes Yes we could! But I can't think of that many topics without pissin' someone off :D In that case might as well let this one ride. :wink:
     

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