I'm wanting to do a dry suit course, having only dived in warm waters so far with a shortie. Does anyone know of courses near Pontefract/Wakefield that I can take to do this, and how much would it cost to do?
I did my Dry suit with them last year and it was £95 inclusive, kit hire, site entry, air, blah, blah.
In fact I went up for the full weekend with them while they were teaching OW and AOW. I got four dives in rather than the basic two you need for the course (and for no extra cost, other than my overnight accomadation).
You can contact them via the website or direct to [email protected] (freelance instructor who runs speciality courses affiliated to Roho).
Not sure what level you are but you could consider doing your AOW in a drysuit. That way you get your AOW and you'd get sufficient experience in a drysuit too. This would be more like £250 though.
I'd have to agree RoHo ain't always the cheapest around but I'm in their club so I know the instructors, etc. They might be open to negotiation if you quote a cheaper price available locally (sounds like an advert), not sure they'll refund twice the difference though
Alternatively, if you don't mind travelling a bit further you could use Go Dive in Derby, you can get the AOW in a Drysuit for £175. I was tempted, but I didn't know anyone who'd dived with them so I went with what/who I knew.