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Pompano Dive Center and charters going out of business...

Discussion in 'Florida' started by seeker242, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Dusty123

    Dusty123 Contributor

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    There isnt anything good to say about whats become of that hotel and marina except you could stay there and walk over to PDC.
     
  2. hammet

    hammet Contributor

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    Well, gonna need another excuse to go to the rusty hook.
     
  3. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @hammet, I ate there in December and I was pretty disappointed. They were out of a lot of things on the menu (not a busy night) and the quality of the food wasn't that great. I was pretty sad about it because I've eaten lots of really nice meals there previously. They had only been re-opened about a week after their renovations, so maybe that had something to do with it.
     
  4. Dusty123

    Dusty123 Contributor

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    i just love at the outdoor bar there you get a drink with one of those paper eco friendly straws in a disposable plastic cup and food on a styrofoam plate, plastic utensils.
     
  5. hammet

    hammet Contributor

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    I always like to have a cold beverage and little bite after a day of diving and enjoy it more on the water.
     
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  6. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

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    Well crap... I seem to find a way to end up without a place to fill my tanks. I still resent Fill Express for closing, then Force E got a hair up their behind and decided my beautiful steels were too old (mother%#@uckers)... I was out of the country for ten days and now I hear PDC is going to close doors, agrrrrr.

    I don't know how much longer I can tell my husband we DO NOT need a compressor in our small house .

    Where am I going now? what a pain. I have enough gas for 2 more weekends, but then what?
     
  7. Scuba Cobra

    Scuba Cobra Contributor

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    I stayed in one of the freshly renovated rooms last December and it was full of mold already.
     
  8. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Would you like to buy a compressor?
     
  9. Norrm

    Norrm Banned

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    I bet the "internet effect" has played a role in the closure. In my local area several local dive shops have closed over the years- having lost a good chunk of their sales to the online retailers with whom bread and mortar local business cannot hope to compete with.

    Those divers who find themselves with one less dive Op and one less place to rent gear, fill or obtain tanks, who has ever bought a piece of scuba gear online need to look in the mirror and ask themselves if it was worth the savings.

    Speaking for myself, I buy almost ALL my dive gear online and whenever I hear about a dive shop closing I feel bad about it.
     
  10. sportxlh

    sportxlh Solo Diver

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    I hear you on that..... Since moving to ATL from South Florida, I'm in the unusual situation where my LDS (Diver's Supply) is also a huge internet seller. I take my tanks for VIPs, Hydro's, fills etc to the retail shop and pick up misc stuff when I am there. For major purchases, I order on-line (better sellection than the retail location) or I stop by the local shop if I know they have what I'm looking for.

    Really unusual to have the best of both worlds from a single provider.
     
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