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OW Instructor / Shop recommendations in the Atlanta area

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by Texas Torpedo, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My cousin and her husband live in the Atlanta area and are interested in getting their OW ticket soon.
    I don't know any instructors in the area so I thought I would inquire here for any recommendations outside of sending them to the closest shop.
    Please post any recommendations you might have.
    Thanks,
    David
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Take a long weekend vacation down to the Keys or elsewhere in FL? That's what I'd do. I have friends who did their OW course here in Atlanta, and they were satisfied, but their check-out dives were in a quarry in Alabama that they found pretty miserable. If it were me, I'd just head somewhere in FL for my OW course and enjoy what diving is all about. One of the best things about Atlanta for divers is the airport. It's short hop to Miami, and only a couple of hours to much of the Caribbean. Even driving to FL isn't so bad.
     
  3. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    I appreciate the info but they may want to be able to spend the days on their trip diving rather than training.
    I'd have done my OW training in Florida too but I look back on my Texas mud dive training fondly..

    Do you or anyone else know anything about the dive sites listed here?
    Georgia Scuba Dive Sites
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  4. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A former crewmember owns Dive Land Park in Glencoe, AL. You would have to call ahead to arrange a class. In Atlanta, The Dive Shop and Divers@sea are good choices. I do business with Divers Supply also.
     
  5. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Thanks a bunch, Frank. I'll pass it on to them.
    Hope you and Mel are doing well.
     
  6. mselenaous

    mselenaous Island girl ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Cerich is nearby in Macon. PM him.

    Happy Diving!
    Elena
     

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