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Sarge
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Hello all,

I will be arriving at the end of this month doing my PMV and staying for a couple of months. I was wondering if anyone could refer me to where to get my diver certification. I have no experience whatsoever and I know there are different levels. I have looked online at different places that offer but I was wondering where/if anyone has gotten it done and could recommend someone and the average price? I appreciate the help.

Thanks,
Sarge

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Topic starter Posted : August 18, 2011 3:16 pm
SunnyCaribe
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Any of the dive shops can accommodate you. The instructor is the key to a good certification experience, so I would recommend visiting the shops that are convenient to where you'll be staying and chat with the instructors to establish a rapport with them.

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Posted : August 18, 2011 3:51 pm
G-Dub-Ya
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Assuming you will be on STT, try Coki Dive shop. I got certified there in 2005. It took about a week and I think it was less than $250 at the time with the "local" rate.

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Posted : August 18, 2011 4:35 pm
Sarge
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Thanks! Yeah, I apologize that I should have put what island I was going to be on. I will be staying on STT. Thanks again for the info.

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Topic starter Posted : August 18, 2011 6:04 pm
Marty on STT
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I second Peter at Coki Beach Dive Club....

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Posted : August 18, 2011 6:12 pm
East Ender
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And I vote for Red Hook Dive Center in, um, Red Hook.... Or Homer Calloway at Hull Bay.

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Posted : August 18, 2011 8:24 pm
xislandpaul
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I recommend Red Hook Dive Center, on STT, but got my certification on STJ back in 1984.

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Posted : August 21, 2011 3:42 am
soublondie
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I vote for PJ at Aqua Action in Secret Harbor. Everyone there is great!

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Posted : August 24, 2011 1:20 pm
Sarge
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Thanks again for all help! I am one week away from arriving on STT. I have never been so I am excited for this week to fly by.

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Topic starter Posted : August 24, 2011 1:26 pm
Gerie
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USVI Tourism has a fantastic dive package promotion. Anna, of AquaMarine Dive Center on Limetree Beach told me about it. Here's a link:

http://www.usvigetaway.com/dive/

I received it for my first vacation week on St. Thomas and my second week on St. Croix. Great coupons to use with a dive shop, restaurants, and other activities.

If you check out the usvi tourism site, you'll find a few promotions. I know when planning next year's vacation I'll definitely look at what tourism is offering.

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Posted : August 24, 2011 1:35 pm
WGAF
 WGAF
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Good Morning, Can anyone give me some feedback on STT Diving Club? A few others were recommended here but not them. Thank You and enjoy your day!

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Posted : August 26, 2011 11:50 am
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