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Where to do AOW in early October?

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by echo5506, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. echo5506

    echo5506 Guest

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    Hi,

    I'm in the Bay Area and would like to head somewhere warm to do my AOW course. Some people have suggested Hawaii or Cozumel. Does anyone have any other sites they might recommend? Also, any particular dive shops with DM you could recommend? (Hawaii and Cozumel included!!) I have about 7-9 days I can get away.

    Thanks! :blinking:
     
  2. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

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    some realy cheep fares to Hawaii

    wed-wed


    $302 Roundtrip avg/person (from $604 total) Web Fare

    3:15 pm Depart San Francisco (SFO)
    Arrive Honolulu (HNL) 5:30 pm Wed 4-Oct
    Duration: 5hr 15mn Northwest 221
    Nonstop flight


    sat-sat


    $342 Roundtrip avg/person (from $684 total) Web Fare

    3:15 pm Depart San Francisco (SFO)
    Arrive Honolulu (HNL) 5:30 pm Sat 7-Oct
    Duration: 5hr 15mn Northwest 221
    Nonstop flight
     
  3. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    I did my AOW with Kapalua Dive Company in Maui - highly reccomended.

    Also, Lahaina Divers in Maui was a good shop.

    If you want to do Kona - and who wouldn't - you could go with Dive Makai.
     
  4. ScubaCatgirl

    ScubaCatgirl Barracuda

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    Turks & Caico's & the Cayman's are both really good spots to dive & have many excellant dive shops to do the training.

    If you go to the Cayman's, I personally would do my training w/Ocean Frontiers. Their the Best! :D
     
  5. echo5506

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    Hey ScubaCatGirl,

    Thanks for the reply. Is early October a good time with the hurricanes and such?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  6. echo5506

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    BTW,

    Thanks alot to everyone who replied. I very much appreciate it.

    Jim
     
  7. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    October is iffy in October. Could be fine, or you could be in for a ride!

    Personally, I wouldn't do the carribean in October. Not worth the risk of spending your whole trip in the room.
     
  8. HappyFunBoater

    HappyFunBoater Barracuda

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    Uh ... Which Bay Area?

    I'm in the Tampa Bay Area.
     
  9. jbd

    jbd Dive Shop

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    If you're on the west coast I would suggest heading north to see NWGrateful Diver for AOW. Top notch course.
     
  10. Tienuts

    Tienuts Instructor, Scuba

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    Come to Fort Lauderdale. Over 100 awsome wreck sites from Palm Beach to Miami, great reefs, plus Key Largo - the dive capitol of the world just an hour away. The water is nice and warm in october - around 80 degrees.

    Plus I offer advanced classes whenever you want.
     

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