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  1. VintageGt liked snowman's post in the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    Sports Diver is a really good course (Speaking as someone who's done it AND AOW), that prepares you well for the kind of dives you'll...

    Sep 25, 2017 at 3:46 PM
  2. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    Nice one. Good luck John, keep us posted

    Sep 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM
  3. VintageGt liked JohnL's post in the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    My BSAC club has finally made contact - while my contact was away for weeks (which I knew), the Training Officer resigned! There was a...

    Sep 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM
  4. VintageGt liked Wibble's post in the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    That's good to hear that the AOW isn't all quarry based. Need that guidance on boat etiquette.

    Sep 21, 2017 at 2:40 PM
  5. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    Yeah, agreed. It's the boat training I would like also and AOW will give us that as one of our final dives on the course.

    Sep 21, 2017 at 2:25 PM
  6. VintageGt liked hawk's post in the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    Doing AOW does make a lot of sense as it gives you instant access to 30m dives - which is where most of the BSAC clubs dives will be -...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 2:24 PM
  7. VintageGt liked Vanny's post in the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    I'd just hang fire on the AOW. Wait till you've had a chance to meet and talk to your BSAC club. If they sound positive with regard to...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 1:35 PM
  8. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    Aye, good points. The issue I have is the BSAC club I contacted have very little kit to hire new divers so I'd have to get me and the...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 1:34 PM
  9. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    It is affirmative on those movements! I took it down to my local club and tried it on and they gave it the once over and had me do all...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 11:50 AM
  10. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    I've managed to get a dry suit so just need a chance to use it really. Its a used one in very good nick and fits well but needs some...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 10:59 AM
  11. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    I think I'm going to do that @Wibble. I can get the AOW under my belt for around the 200 notes mark and then as you say, redoing some...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 10:57 AM
  12. VintageGt liked Wibble's post in the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    AOW isn't advanced; it's additional. To get you on the boats it's a good thing. We get this dahn sarf as well (Brighton-ish); the OW...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 10:55 AM
  13. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    Aye, that's very true indeed. Time and practice. Thing is, I'm finding that with only Open Water under your belt, the amount of local...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 10:16 AM
  14. VintageGt replied to the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    Dare I say it, I did half suspected this may be the case having done some digging into BSAC but I had zero to base that on other than a...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 9:28 AM
  15. VintageGt liked reefer's post in the thread PADI Open Water woes....

    I joined a local BSAC club with the same PADI qualifications as you. I had to do a check out dive with the diving officer in the pool....

    Sep 21, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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