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Wow! Someone has figured out how to market diving!

Discussion in 'Western Canada' started by pauldw, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. davehicks

    davehicks Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    I've rented suits on occasion when I had a suit out for service and the shop's I frequent have always loaned us one for free. As a visitor or one-off rental I'm sure they would charge.

    Here is an example from a Seattle area shop:

    Multi-Day Rentals: Day 1, regular price; Day 2 and beyond, half price

    Package Price: 2 Tanks, Regulator, BCD, Weight System, Wetsuit or Drysuit package 20% off; other items at regular price. All the bold items in the chart are part of our package special.

    Wetsuit/SCUBA Package: $89 - 20% = $71.20
    with Nitrox tanks $107 - 20% = $85.60

    Drysuit/SCUBA Package: $159 - 20% = $127.20
    with Nitrox tanks $177 - 20% = $141.60

    Just a suit, probably $75 day rate, 50% each extra day. That $270 for 7 days.
     
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  2. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
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    Thanks for the info. That's not too bad. I'll give it a try. When would be the best time of the year to dive there?

    That's how I started with skiing. I started with renting the gear. Once I got hooked on it, starting to ski every year, then I bought ski gear.
     
  3. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    During my first trip to British Columbia, we had a diver from Texas wearing a wetsuit. He said he wasn't cold, but I went to high school in Texas and know better. Texans tell tall tales. :)
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    You'll want to know how to dive a drysuit before going full tilt at it.
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    5,662
    3,200
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    May be that's how I need to do, include the drysuit training class in the trip.
     
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  6. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
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    Was he shivering when saying that? :D
     
  7. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    We went hiking one day. He kept slipping on the steep, rain-soaked trails. Probably because he was wearing sandals.
     
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  8. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
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    Yep. I haven't seen any video as good as seeing with my own eyes, yet. That one reason that I keep coming back there. My 8th visit there is in 6 weeks. :)
     
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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    :nyah:

    I want your life. Mine is good but yours is better. :wink:
     
  10. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    In olden tymes I found a quarter inch Beavertail jacket over a quarter inch Farmer John, with a thick hood and gloves, OK in 50° F water. That said, I have drysuit now. A single layer of 7mm might not be enough for most people. A Texan, though, could just slather on some Vaseline and call it good.
     

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