(Yelp Review) I had wanted to get my scuba certificate for a long time. Plowing through all the dive shops to find the best deal was always a chore – Some of the dive shops’ pricing were so convoluted that it gave me a headache and others never fit my schedule.
Not so with Maximum Scuba – Jeff had an all inclusive price of $300 and was ready to start the following Monday. To my surprise, I was the only student in my class – all the more surprising was the fact that he did not cancel the class nor waited until more students signed up.
That’s the nice thing about Maximum Scuba – Jeff will teach one or thirty it makes no difference to him, unlike many other PADI shops that are purely profit oriented Jeff sees his primary mission as teaching.
The classroom time was fairly straight forward and was done over the course of three evenings – obviously being solo, sped up the process quite a bit.
The fourth evening was spent in the pool and this is where you actually learn the skills that will keep you safe in your SCUBA career.
The pool is also the area where Jeff’s teaching skills really excelled, his technique made it a breeze to learn the required skills.
Once the lake dives crept up this past weekend – I felt that I was thoroughly prepared for the skills to make me an Open Water diver.
Sure enough the lake dives were easy and even though the water was a mere 65F – Maximum provided me with wetsuits thick enough to keep me comfortable.
So now a week after starting, I finished my Open Water Certification – as a matter of fact I so enjoyed Maximum Scuba that I decided to keep going to the next level.
Incidentally, all inclusive really does mean all inclusive: Books/DVD, class, gear, mask, BCD, fins, wetsuit, tanks and pool time – everything except the lake fees which is $15 per day.