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I'm new to diving and now that warm weather is approching, am very excited to start learning. I bought my books read through the first chapter and will start classes next weekend. After a search of all the shops in my area, I chose this LDS not only on the knowledge of the instructors and staff, (that I feel comfortable with) but they offer courses that let you take your time. I can make up my own hours, take as much time as I need until "I" feel comfortable with my skills and they encourage this. I have been there several times and spoke with the staff and other divers in the shop. I have always felt very welcomed and everyone is eager with advise and help.
There are still dive shops that offer the quality not quantity classes, I just had to take my time and look. Just wanted to share my finding and put in a possitive note.
The dive community seems to have a comradery that I have experienced in few professions/hobbies and look forward to being a part of that. This site has helped me with questions and making important decision. Thank you all for your help and making me feel welcome.
Welcome to Scubaboard and to diving!.....I also think that the community here is great!
I am also a newb and recently certified. Going on a month long dive vacation to gain experience, further education and have fun!
This forum has provided me with so much information and I have learned many many things from it that would have taken years to pick up.