In this era of “internet surfing” for discount pricing, scuba certification is no exception. However, are you getting “good training” or just minimum standard scuba certification training? In my opinion, you get what you pay for!
I have been teaching Scuba Certification training for many years. The question I get asked quite often is “can you give me a discount on my training?” My answer is “yes, I can, I will give you the bear minimum training according to scuba certification standards.” The look on a person’s face is “priceless” when you tell them that! Then the next question I get asked “is your training safe?” My answer is “yes, but again, if you want me to discount my price, I will discount my training services to bear minimum training standards. If you cannot complete the course within the time schedule provided and according to the minimum training standards, then you will have to pay more for completion.”
Scuba Diving is a safe sport, provided you have the proper training by a trained professional, hopefully with experience in my opinion. I also am of the opinion people have this idea that Scuba Diving “can’t be that hard…all you have to do is strap on a tank and breathe underwater.” Really? Let’s see, we are going from a natural environment to an unnatural environment! So my question is? Why would a person want to pay for minimum scuba diving certification standards? Maybe they are penny wise and maybe pound foolish in my opinion!
A very famous hamburger chain serves square hamburgers. When the original owner was asked why he served square hamburgers, his answer was “we don’t cut corners, we serve quality”.
As the owner of ALOHA DIVE, I train my professional leaders NOT TO CUT CORNERS when it comes to Scuba Certification Training because safety is #1 with us. All of us here at ALOHA DIVE pride ourselves “Quality & Experience you can Trust”
I welcome your questions and opinions.