<font color='#FF0000'>i would have to say the best place around the area is [email protected] in sheffield
its only been open for 6 weeks, but thats not a problem. the prices are the best, all crew paks and cert cards included, all kit hire, and even 15% kit at SDS if you do a course. the training takes place at capernwray, but im sure if you had a good reason you could ask to do your stuff at Stoney, but why would you want to??
i did my rescue and efr there, at capernwray, and the 2 days were possibly the best 2 days diving this year. ok, in rescue theres not much diving, but its damn fun
efr and rescue is about £220 quid, the efr includes O2 and automatic defibrillator training and econdary care (bandages n stuff). the advanced is £150 i think
advanced is one evening to go through knowledge reviews, 2 days diving. EFR is one evening, maybe 2. rescue is one evening and 2 days
leave a message after this and i will put you in touch if you like, or email me [email protected]
Theres always some difficulty comparing prices for courses, as Daz has touched upon "it depends what's included in the course."
Each course provider differs, and so many variables, the questions to be asked in the main are
1.Are all materials, books/ manuals Slates etc included in the price.
If not how much are they charging for these?
2. Are Air fills included?
3.Are Entry fees to the sites included?
4.Are there any boats charges?
5.Is travel included ( ie are you going as a group or make your own way there)?
6.Are there any additional charges for registration ie pic cards ( padi Identification Cards).?
The pricing for courses is very competative,the bigger dive outfits enrolling more can afford to discount and hence can usually undercut the freelance Instructor( who's also tryng to make a buck).
Do your homework before you sign up
currently uming and arhing about go dive, they promised huge amounts of stock in the new shop always what you want etc etc, know diggs had a rather abortive trip when they could only supply about half of the twins and stuff he wanted, I phoned and asked about long hoses, no stock and not sure when getting in.
shame as notts seems to lack any reaonable dive shops (yes I know it's in derby but it takes the same amount of time to get to!)
Have to say no experience of the courses so couldn't say either way.