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#4523 - 03/05/02 04:06 PM SSI / National Aquatic
scuba1066 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
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Loc: Oneida, NY
Anyone had any experience with the above agencies - good or bad?

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#4524 - 03/24/02 02:46 PM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
EricF Offline
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Registered: 01/23/01
Posts: 70
Loc: CA
Have not heard anything bad, the most important thing is to meet your instructor, ask alot of questions and ultimately choice someone you feel comfortable with

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#4525 - 03/27/02 02:46 PM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
scuba1066 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
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Loc: Oneida, NY
OK, cool...thanks!

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#4526 - 03/28/02 08:29 AM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
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Originally posted by scuba1066:
Anyone had any experience with the above agencies - good or bad?

I do. I started as open water SSI in 1994 and now I'm an SSI instructor in Italy. As you can imagine, my opinion about ssi agency is "very good" . Bye!


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#4527 - 05/11/02 07:00 PM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
mike098 Offline
new diver

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 3
Loc: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hi i'm 13 and just finished an SSI Open Water Course. Thier great. They have a great sstem and everything is very orginized. You should of course make sure you have a good instructer.

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#4528 - 05/14/02 04:08 AM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
scuba1066 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 230
Loc: Oneida, NY
Hi,
Just finishing up my 7 wk SSI course and they have been great - VERY professional, organzied, first rate. Very nice experience. Check Outs are in June 2002.

They have been very patient, have worked with us as needed, and just overall have been awesome!

Can't say enough about this agency - very well done SSI!


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#4529 - 05/14/02 07:23 AM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
BadFish Offline
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Registered: 09/13/01
Posts: 91
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
What course did you take?

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#4530 - 05/19/02 04:48 PM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
scuba1066 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 230
Loc: Oneida, NY
Basic OW 1

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#4531 - 05/23/02 06:46 AM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
HardRock66 Offline
avid diver

Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 6
Loc: Concord, NC
Got SSI OWC in '99, just finished Nitrox and going for wreck/boat/deep dive specialties class in 2 weeks. Very professional and very thorough.

[ 05-23-2002: Message edited by: HardRock66 ]


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#4532 - 05/23/02 04:30 PM Re: SSI / National Aquatic
Rebecca Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 561
There are many great certification agencies out there I think the main thing is to find a good instructor and get the certification so you can get out there diving. You will learn more about diving in your continuing classes than you will in your basic. The basic class teaches you what diving is all about and it gets you wet. But the specialty classes (like the advanced class)fine tune your skills as a diver. Whatever you do dont just take the basic class. Get out there and take as many classes as you can so you can be the most safe and comfortable diver possible.

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