Getting Scuba Diver Cert on board

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Originally posted by Mike&Nancy
Have a question for you......I did my intro to Scuba diving today and am partially hooked. I had a little bit of trouble clearing my ears at the 10' mark. I can imagine the problem I'm gonna have at 40'. My question is, if I do all the PADI work thru a dive-shop here in KC, how much is it going to cost me to do my OW dives, say, in the Caribbean and how many do I have to take??? I'll probably ask the DM on board ship when we cruise to do this. I'm assuming they do that?? If you feel more comfortable answering me via e-mail, please do so @ [email protected]. Thanks

Mike and Nancy, I found this by Google scuba KC:

*** Special ***
Learn to Dive $350

Course includes your books, classroom,
gear rental, and openwater checkout.

Save when you purchase Mask, Snorkel,
and Fins same day you sign up for lessons.

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Capt BJ, thanks for the reply. I'm guessing I won't know what to do for awhile anyway. Can't get in until mid Sept to start the paper end of it. Haven't checked PADI out yet but will.

C Cruise Dude......LOL you're in Detroit and found me something in KC to ponder. Isn't that something. I hadn't even thought of doing that, so thanks, bud. I do appreciate it. I found this dive shop I went to today in the newspaper. They'd had a write-up on them, so for $15. I went and had a ball today. I will check out the google thing and will let you know what I found.

Thanks both of you and I'll take all the info anyone wants to offer.

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Mike and Nancy, we're on the AOS with you on 12 Feb 12 and will be diving in Barbados, St Lucia, St Marteen and St Croix. Would love to see you guys get your OW and possibly dive together.
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