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Solo cert

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Unbent, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Unbent

    Unbent Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ny
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    I am trying to get a solo card so I can dive at Dutch Springs and other sites that require solo cert as the local mud holes are getting boring. I live in upstate NY, and am having a heck of a time finding an instructor. Called all local dive shops, up to 40 miles and no one offers the coarse. Any help would be great.
    thanks
     
  2. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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  3. SeaCobra

    SeaCobra Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: West Chester, PA
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    Did you try The Scuba Connection in Hillsboro, NJ? The Scuba Connection-Home. If no luck there you might track down Joe Stellini, he is the NE SDI/TDI rep and I am sure he can hook you up.
     
  4. ffdiver

    ffdiver Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New York
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    Good life divers on Long Island offers it.

    ---------- Post added June 5th, 2014 at 09:51 PM ----------

    It's the PADI cert though
     
  5. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
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    You mentioned talking to all the local dive shops; I would imagine whoever runs Dutch Springs might could tell you which instructor(s) certify a number of their solo customers. Have you tried them?

    Richard.
     
  6. Unbent

    Unbent Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ny
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    Thanks for the responses, Dutch is 2 hrs away, I'm 1+ hr from Albany & NYC, I will try to find Joe Stellini and see if he can help.
     
  7. SeaCobra

    SeaCobra Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: West Chester, PA
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  8. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    Well, for what it is worth the opportunity to collect a SDI Solo certification came my way and so I did.

    I think we need a thread, a collector thread, for operations world wide that are okay with solo.

    N <--not the typical solo apologist, I am a militant minimalist and taken to a logical minimalist conclusion, a buddy is just extra equipment to tote around.

    N
     
  9. flots am

    flots am Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wherever you go in life, that's where you are.
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    You don't currently meet the minimum requirements (100 dives or more, preferably a lot more).

    In any case, their "find an instructor" page shows a bunch of places you can take the class: Search | SDI | TDI | ERDI

    flots
     
  10. TechDeep

    TechDeep Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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    I did my SDI course online, then met the instructor for the first time at the quarry. Went over a few things, did my dives while he watched my bubbles, paid the man and it was all good.

    So if Dutch is 2 hours away, contact a shop that offers the course and takes divers to Dutch. Do the class online and agree when you will be meeting your instructor. But, like flots says, prolly need to get some more dives in before you do all that.
     

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