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AVL2STX
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June 2, 2015 12:07 pm  

Getting closer to my move date and a few things are starting finally fall into place. Doing some research here and online it looks like there are two options for gyms - a crossfit gym and beeston hill fitness. Not really into crossfit so am I missing any other options other than Beeston?

Also one of the first thing I want to do is learn how to scuba/get certified. I of course came across a bunch of options but wanted to see if anyone had any personal feedback from experience that they would be willing to share. It looks like bluewater adventures and cane bay are the two larger outfits on the island.

As always thanks for any input it is much appreciated!


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terry
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June 2, 2015 12:58 pm  

I was certified before I started going to STX. But I got my dive master cert from Jenny at N2Blue. Don't know any others there now.
I worked with Mel and Greg when they were at Cane Bay and dive all the time with Diana that owns Bubble Makers.
All good.


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SausageInTheCan
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June 2, 2015 5:18 pm  

Go to PADI.com and sign up for the e learning open water course. It's I think $169.00 and it will take a few days to get through the academics. You do it at your own pace and then when you get here you just have to do the certification dives. But, when you sign up you have to select an affiliate dive shop. So you may want to select one close to where you'll be living. They are then notified via e mail from PADI that they have a new student on the way.
Personally though I wouldn't go to N2The Blue. Just my two cents.

As far as gyms go they are real expensive compared to the states. Gyms like Retro fitness and Crunch are around $20.00 month. Gyms here are closer to $50.00 and up and you don't get a whole lot.


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AVL2STX
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June 2, 2015 5:50 pm  

Thanks guys appreciate it - thats why I wanted to check on the gym because the one I saw was 60 a month...with a contract! I was hoping there was a cheaper option that google just wasn't showing me.

At least if I pay that much it will be motivation for me to go =)

Also thanks for the heads up with the PADI elearning


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COLDER
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June 2, 2015 7:46 pm  

I worked for Greg & Mel at Sweet Bottom and they are awesome instructors
They are now doing private instruction
I'm guessing the cost is the same or less than the big dive shops but talk to them
If you would like to contact them, PM me and I'll give you their contact information


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toninski
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June 2, 2015 8:48 pm  

I highly recommend N2theblue. Jenny is amazing. She is in the process of certifying my third child at age 10. She is thorough and she has certified my other two children at ages 12 and 10, and they are very skilled and competent divers.

Just my two cents. All the dive shops here on STX are great though!!


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COLDER
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June 2, 2015 8:53 pm  

I agree....all the shops on STX are great
Also, I have worked with Jenny and she is one of those very special instructors that is very had to find...You can not go wrong with her


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