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First Aid CPR - Recert

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by MikadoWu, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. MikadoWu

    MikadoWu Nassau Grouper

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    Hello all,

    I am in nearing the end of my 2 years for First Aid and CPR. Do PADI or NAUI instructor have to run your through the course at full price or are they able to discount it or is it just best to pay the $20 and go with Red Cross?
     
  2. Bowers

    Bowers Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
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    go with a local recognized class and save the money
     
  3. MikadoWu

    MikadoWu Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida
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  4. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
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    speak to your padi/naui instructor about a recert rate. as long as you're close to current and have your original book, it shouldn't be much $
     
  5. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NYC
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    My local DS charges 1/2 for recurrent training.
     
  6. MikadoWu

    MikadoWu Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida
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    Can they give discount if you move from one agency to another? I just found a friend passed ICT this weekend, but still learning what he can do.
     
  7. iamrushman

    iamrushman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: ft. lauderdale, florida
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  8. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, Washington State, USA
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    Question for you:. What's your motivation for the recertification?

    Are you going to pursue an advanced certification (like DM) that requires it? Does your employer require it (doubt it in IT)? Do you just want to be a good citizen?

    For years at work I had to get annual CPR and emergency oxygen provider training, but not first aid. I did the CPR free through the fire department, and a friend would do the oxygen refresher through DAN.
     
  9. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
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    just an FYI - This won't count as fulfilling CPR/First aid for PADI Rescue and above, or for a USCG license since it does not have a practical hands-on component. I can't speak for other agencies, but suspect its similar.
     
  10. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    Can they? Sure, if they want to. Will they? Whole nother issue. Agencies have no say over what an instructor charges. That is totally up to the instructor or shop.
     

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