Yes, I am going to both Belize and the Bay Islands ( I think..), but Belize is too expensive. The Bays Islands are my best option, but I don't want to commit myself to one place for too long. And, as it's in january, there is a good chance it will rain, and make diving impossible. I think I would prefer being able to do "fundives" on my days travelling..or maybe an advance course if I feel like it.syngirl said:I would not bother with doing a PADI course in Argentina -- you'll do your practice in a pool, your "dives" in the river and then maybe a deep dive at a crapola quarry or something. You're the one going to Central America, no? Do your PADI in the Bay Islands, Belize, or Mexico. You'll be thrilled that you did. .
I looked at their web-sites...and it says the rate is 420+tax..is that in dollars or pesos? Guessing dollars...?rockbodyrock said:I did my certs in BsAs, and had a great time doing it while meeting other people. my check outs were in Puerto Madryn, with the whales
becasue of the cost/rate i managed to get my rescue cert.
True, Argentina isn't the dive hotspot but for the cost and how fun the classes were, i'm glad i did it.
Hmm...then it's cheaper than in Honduras?! And that's supposed to be the cheapest place. I think maybe I'll do the theory and pooldiving here, and do me 4 open water dives in Belize. That way: no precious time wasted in a classroom in the caribbean, but no dives done in crappy river or cold waters. perfect!rockbodyrock said:Hello
I think that is in Pesos, I paid in Pesos... the official books are in dollars becasue they are ordered and shipped from the US or brazil, i beleive they offered the cheaper in spansih fotocopia version.
give them a call, and find out. if the cost is right and you have the time, do it..so you can dedicate more time on diving while you are abroad then worrying about the classes.