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Old 08-06-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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I am only doing this for Lobstering in the Keys but I needed some kind of card to rent tanks so who should I call? What should I expect to spend on the certification? I really really really don't want to dive up here b/c of all the sharks is there any way to get the card without having to dive offshore here? I know I sound like a puss but it is what it is I hate sharks. I know there in the Keys but I have only seen a few and when we Lobster there is like 10 other boats in the same spot so I have never seen one while Lobstering.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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DO NOT....i REPEAT DO NOT try and get your certification "black market".....there have been ALOT of divers that have died while lobstering in the keys .and they were EXPIERENCED.......

go through the whole course and get comfortable diving before you attempt that....

and this is just MY OPINION..........

if someone else would like to offer info, i would like to hear it as well......
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:04 PM   #3
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to my little bit of knowledge the only way to get a card is to go through a dive shop, as in your case i would guess mbt. they will get you a card be it ssi, padi, or whatever they use. i am sure someone else will know more than me but this is the only way i see getting a card. and i would not go through the black market either.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:10 PM   #4
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Thats not what I was trying to do guys. I have a 3rd lung and have been using it for years so im not all the way green. I just don't want to dive offshore here thats all. I did not know if I had to to get my card. If that is the case I will just wait to do it in the Keys when I go in January.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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Bullshark (8/6/2009)Thats not what I was trying to do guys. I have a 3rd lung and have been using it for years so im not all the way green. I just don't want to dive offshore here thats all. I did not know if I had to to get my card. If that is the case I will just wait to do it in the Keys when I go in January.
sorry if i responded wrongly.......

you do have to have a C card to get tanks filled.......be carefull and have a good time......
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:31 PM   #6
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You can get certified here without diving the Gulf. We do lots of Classes at the springs in the cooler months or when the weather keeps us off the beach or pickens.

Stop by MBT when you get a chance and we'll be happy to discuss the options with you.

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:32 PM   #7
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To get certified the schedule at MBT is Wed-Sun.



Wed is class

Thursday- Pool

Friday- Class

Saturday- Open Water

Sunday- Open Water



By open water they mean something other then the pool. Sometimes they do the beach and sometimes the springs depending on the weather. At the beach the deepest you'll get is around 20ft. I personally have never seen any sharks at the beach. I've done at least 50 dives at the beach most being night dives. You can do a private class and probably talk them into going to the springs which is fresh water.



I highly recommend using MBT because they're extremely nice and flexible.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:33 PM   #8
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good info guys :bowdown clap
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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Evensplit (8/6/2009)You can get certified here without diving the Gulf. We do lots of Classes at the springs in the cooler months or when the weather keeps us off the beach or pickens.

Stop by MBT when you get a chance and we'll be happy to discuss the options with you.

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Old 08-07-2009, 07:51 AM   #10
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MBT!!!!!!
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