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divemaster courses
Capnd - 12/21/2014 3:37 PM
Category: Training
Replies: 5

recently I inquired at a dive shop in Sarasota florida about a divemaster course . I was told I have to take a master dive course along with several other courses in order to take divemaster . I am at rescue diver and it has been my understanding that the next step was divemaster to go pro or master diver to stay recreational . I feel like I am being misled in order to get more money out of me . I have a shop right here in Indianapolis that tells me $275 for divemaster and the one in Sarasota is quoting $1000 just to start . does anyone have any knowledge to what this is all about .
tardmaster - 12/21/2014 7:48 PM
with padi you have a choice to go either route. i’m pretty sure you can go straight to divemaster from rescue if you choose to. $275 for dive master is a great deal. Ask if there are any other fees other than your open water checkouts. My dive master in ’07 was $475.
divingbear - 12/22/2014 2:31 AM
With. PADI you can go either way, but rescue to dive master is definitely one step. $275 doesn’t sound close as the crew pack is nearly that, then course costs etc. Have fun with the training, and good luck
kcdiver - 12/22/2014 5:57 PM
I with divingbear, It sounds like they just told you how much for the crew pack. $1000 seams steep but $275 seems like something is being left out. I would look into what is all included in Indy because I think they didn’t give you the entire price of the package.
fpsodiver - 1/15/2015 2:58 PM
I am PADI certified. My DM was $700. $250 for the crew pak and $450 for the course. If you can get everything for that price, jump on it quick!
WolfeDiver - 7/08/2015 7:28 AM
I am currently in a PADI DM Course.. My Course was 575, DM Crew pack was 350, plus the charters for the Open Water Dives. I know some DM courses include the Crew pack, however, must do not. 275 sounds like like their is ultimately a lot more cost to be involved.