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I am new to scuba and these boards... like most of the others. I'm hoping a few experts are "lurking" and can respond.
My husband and I have each completed 3 dives in 2 years. We are ready to get certified because we are getting a little tired with the discover scuba training every time.
We are headed to Belize August 23rd. We've missed the local certification opportunities. However, it looks like we can do the PADI e-learning and then get a referral for the dives and certification one we are in Belize.
Here is where the questions come in:
What do we do? It isn't clear from the PADI website. When we enroll in the online learning do we choose the dive center in Ambergris or the local D.C. dive center and then get the referral from the D.C. dive center and take it with us to Belize?
Any advice from those who have done the online training and referral?
Any recommendations on dive centers in Ambergris that may be particularly strong in certification? What should we look for/avoid in a shop?
[*]What do we do? It isn't clear from the PADI website. When we enroll in the online learning do we choose the dive center in Ambergris or the local D.C. dive center and then get the referral from the D.C. dive center and take it with us to Belize?
You'd link your training to the dive centre in Ambergris, that way they can see how you're progressing too. Once you get to your holiday dive centre, you just have to do a quick academic review, then you can get straight into the in-water training.
Last edited by Bubble Junky; July 25th, 2007 at 07:33 AM.
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