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places to learn to dive and vision questions

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by mikerobinson83, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Aquatic Eagle

    Aquatic Eagle Instructor, Scuba

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    A prescription mask shouldn't be too expensive. Our shop sells the mask for $59.95 and each lens is $29.95 no matter what the prescription is. The only rewason it could cost more is if the shop charges you to install the lenses. I wouldn't pay for that though because it's not that hard to do yourself.

    Personally I wear contacts. It's much easier and cheaper.
     
  2. ReefHugger

    ReefHugger Nassau Grouper

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    Apologies to OP, I haven't been keeping up with the thread.

    The qualification is recognised world wide. Additionally, BSAC has branches all over the world. This is another not often recognised benefit of membership. When travelling, look for a branch, it can really cut diving expenses. Usually, the branch would receive you like family and extend all its facilities to you.

    Other significant benefits are Third Party Liability insurance and a pretty decent monthly magazine. All included in your membership fee.
     
  3. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    I used to use the "bifocal" lenses. One problem is that I found I really had to close one eye and just look through one of the lense inserts to read my gauges. The other problem is they tend to fall out. If I were going to go back to them I would Krazy Glue them onto the mask--the heck with being able to transfer them to another mask.
     

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