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Wreck Diving Course

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by kennyfk2, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. kennyfk2

    kennyfk2 Angel Fish

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    My wife and I are headed to Bonaire in December for 2 weeks; though family will be there for one of the weeks so we can't spend the whole time diving.. I'm thinking about taking a wreck diving course and wondered if anybody had any recommendations for a good shop/instructor to take it from.
     
  2. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

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    Talk to Chris at TDS at Captain Don’s. Great guy and instructor.
     
  3. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba Dive Charter

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    Location: Houston, Texas
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    Also depends on what certification agency you want. TDS is SDI/TDI.
     
  4. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @kennyfk2

    Out of interest, why would you choose Bonaire for wreck?
     
  5. kennyfk2

    kennyfk2 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Texas
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    Didn't choose it for wreck specifically, but figured it'd be a good place to learn wreck diving. There's not much budget to go to a place with more/better wrecks, plus the wife likes fishes and coral much more then even the idea of wrecks.
     
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  6. kennyfk2

    kennyfk2 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Texas
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    We've been using PADI mostly because that's what we were certified with and that's what's common around here - but if the instructor is good then it doesn't matter to me.
     
  7. boat sju

    boat sju Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Haslett, Michigan
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    Do you have nitrox yet?
     
  8. kennyfk2

    kennyfk2 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Texas
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    That's next week :)
     
  9. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos Manta Ray

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    Location: Portland, ME
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    Do wrecks in Key Largo.
     
  10. sigxbill

    sigxbill Tech Instructor

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    Hi @kennyfk2 - I am an instructor who teaches wreck diving, and if you don't mind, I have a consumer survey question for you:
    1. Why do you want to take a 'wreck diving course?'
    2. What do you expect to get out of it?
    3. What do you expect to be able to do after that you can't do now?

    The answers may seem obvious, but they may not be as obvious as you think.

    Thanks
     
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