Tobago Dive Experience

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Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Michcios » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:50 pm

Me and my wife have never dived before. I contacted Tobago Dive Experience. Have you tried this operator? Any opinions?

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Re: Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Steve Wooler » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:55 pm

Hi Michcios

See our Diving articles (menu: Out & About > Activities/Things To Do > Diving > Services (www.mytobago.info/diving09.php ) for a full list of all Tobago dive services and both our opinion and the RSR rating of visitors to Tobago. Tobago Dive Experience (TDE) have a very chequered history and would not be my personal choice. Aquamarine Dive at the Blue Waters Inn, or Extra Divers at Speyside Inn, would both be better choices.
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Re: Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Michcios » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:00 pm

According to the list Extra Divers are not in Speyside... We are thinking of diving in the Speyside and visiting Little Tobago in the same day.

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Re: Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Steve Wooler » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:05 pm

Yes they are! :)

Make sure that you are looking at the Region 4 (North End) list. Extra Divers also have a main office in Region 1 (Crown Point).

Just one point: If you have never dived before, you won't just be able to call in and go for a dive - you need to undertake a diving course over several days. Speyside is not the best place to do that.
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Re: Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Michcios » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:21 pm

Some diving agencies have single dive package which include short course and then single dive. This is what I am thinkng about.

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Re: Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Steve Wooler » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:25 pm

Sounds very, very risky to me. My best advice would be to contact each of the dive agencies and see what they suggest.
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Re: Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Michcios » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:33 pm

Even lonely planet writes about this single dives. This is always with a "guide". I will contact Extra Divers.

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Re: Tobago Dive Experience

Post by Rachel Crew » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:39 pm

Steve,
I believe what Michcios is referring to is the PADI 'Discover Scuba Diving' course, which is indeed a short half day introductory course and includes an easy shallow dive to get the first scuba experience. It is/was often referred to as a "resort" course. Any PADI dive shop will offer this course under all the normal PADI safety standards.
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