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Old 07-28-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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An introduction lesson actually. It was only two hours long and was in a pool but got to say it was pretty cool! Guess I need to start saving now cause I might be hooked...
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An introduction lesson actually. It was only two hours long and was in a pool but got to say it was pretty cool! Guess I need to start saving now cause I might be hooked...
uh oh....better buy another piggy bank
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Best money you will ever spend!
Couple thousand bucks will get you all the gear you could ever want....and it will last you for many years. The training will bring you joy for a lifetime.
It's amazing how much more you get out of a dive trip than a fishing trip....and it's cheaper too!
Underwater is the only place to be when it's hot!
Don't wait ...schedule your class ASAP. Under $200 to get the cert. and started.
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You can get set up for less than "a couple thousand bucks."
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Best money you will ever spend!
Couple thousand bucks will get you all the gear you could ever want....and it will last you for many years. The training will bring you joy for a lifetime.
It's amazing how much more you get out of a dive trip than a fishing trip....and it's cheaper too!
Underwater is the only place to be when it's hot!
Don't wait ...schedule your class ASAP. Under $200 to get the cert. and started.
Might be quite a while before I do it if its gonna cost a couple thousand bucks...
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You can get set up for less than "a couple thousand bucks."
Very true....but if you don't cheap out, you can have really good gear that will be a joy to use for many years.
If you know what you are looking for....you can go the used route and not end up with someone else's gear that they didn't like either.
You can also technically knock a bit off of that total if you don't buy any tanks.....but who wants to rent tanks all the time?
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Very true....but if you don't cheap out, you can have really good gear that will be a joy to use for many years.
If you know what you are looking for....you can go the used route and not end up with someone else's gear that they didn't like either.
Didn't necessarily meant that. I wouldn't recommend buying used unless one is experienced enough to know what they are buying.
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Might be quite a while before I do it if its gonna cost a couple thousand bucks...
I guess I missed the mark with that comment.
What I was trying to get across is that you can get started for a Couple hundred.
Over time you will acquire some gear as you figure out what you want .
In the end you will probably have spent a couple thousand bucks for all the high quality gear you might need.
That's not really that much for a hobby, or something that you get so much out of.
What did it cost to build that cool bike I saw outside your house?
I think that if you give it some thought ....the eventual sum will not seem that impressive next to money that you or I have probably spent on projects over the years
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So if I look at used then I need to run it by you scuba guys to make sure I am getting good stuff, right? My son went with me so he will likely be checking into it more as well.
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Always glad to answer questions....here or via email.
I'll let you know if I come across anything that you might be needing.
Main thing is to get the class done. Once you do....the rest will take care of itself.
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