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You may not have paid for your manuals, but I certainly did. The manuals were not included in the cost of the class.I did not pay for the MSD card in 1997. Period.
The manuals were FREE in the 90s. Period. Didn't you know that?
How PADI did it ? Do I care!
Have you got the answers?
No body has ever suggested that the manual was FREE.Pretty sure our PADI manuals in 1990 were not free. Possibly included with class, but that’s not the same as free. IIRC doing the quiz things in the book and tearing them out to turn in was a thing around then, ensuring everybody had to buy a book somehow.
It was the case in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand in the 90s and I have seen some really old and worn one in PNG. Not everywhere is as cosy as USA.Another thing I’m remembering was that the manual thing was different in some places where it was apparently difficult to always get them. I heard used/loaned/shared manuals were tolerated by PADI in some countries.
No body has ever suggested that the manual was FREE.
Well, someone suggested that the manuals were free. Someone, somewhere.....The manuals were FREE in the 90s. Period. Didn't you know that?