Wow, technical dive training is expensive, isn't it?.
If the training isn't a bit above what you expect to pay for recreational classes, then ask yourself what you are NOT getting.
But, hey, a c-card is a card, right? Wrong, wrong, wrong- very wrong. There is a world of difference between a Mercedes, BMX or Lexus and cheaper cars, but a car is a car isn't it? If you can't see the value- then quality instruction is not for you.
SAVE, SAVE, SAVE, SAVE $1200- $1600
I am just about to save you an enormous sum on your technical dive training BUT if you are the sort of diver who does not value quality but want a cheap c-card, then don't train with me- but more on that in a later blog.
So you want to reduce the cost of your transition to technical diving? I will save you $1200- $1600 in one fell swoop- train in SIDEMOUNT!
Save the cost of the twin tanks, manifold and bands- just use regular rental, or your own, tanks for your primary gas. Dispense with the backplate, wing and harness and slip into something more comfortable such as a Nomad from Diverite and save anything from $1200- $1500 by not buying the double tanks.
The cost of the Nomad is comparable to your backplate, harness and wing- indeed at the Nomad's core is the transpac harness so you can always add a wing and backplate later if you feel the urge. But gone is the cost (and the weight!) of the twinset cylinders- a massive saving, more than the cost of the training and then some. Plus in sidemount you dont even need to own your own primary tanks, use rental ones if need be- another saving there.
And the cream on the cake? I can provide the Nomad rigs, too!
Wow that training just got inexpensive!
Isn't that excellent?
Well, sort of- it depends who you train with.
Only a small, handful of instructors are certified to teach technical diving in sidemount (and I am one of those very few instructore- you lucky people) so think on that when you are adding up the cost of training- look at it as a total package consisting of both the class and equipment, for that is surely what it is.
Save BIG Money on technical dive training.
Contact Paul for technical dive training and start to saving today!