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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => SCUBA Dive Reports and Discussion => Topic started by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 17, 2009, 08:45:25 PM

Title: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 17, 2009, 08:45:25 PM
 OK so here it is I have talked to a couple shops and this is the info I have gotten so far. I have a couple shops willing to cut us a break for a group of 5 or more.               
          One shop is offering a one day course with all of your book studying to be done at home on your free time which is $120.00 per person and includes all of your books and info this course is for those of us who are familiar with the ocean. Also the more we get in this class the better deal we will get.

           Shop 2 offers a private class which is $600.00 and we can pack the class with as many as they can fit. The $600 just covers the class and pool work the open water and study materials are extra.

            So here it is I'm setting out to get together a group of us who would like to become certified. I would like to try for 15 people so if you have been wanting to do this don't pass this opportunity up. I would like to get some input and feedback on this so if you are interested let me know and I will start a list. Also let me know which shop you think would be the best bet...... Oh and just a reminder for the safety of the Admin. and the club before I sign you name on the list please fill out one of the
club waivers. Even though we will be in a class not associated with the club I am using the club to organize this so make sure we have a copy and we will move forward from there....Thanks guys
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Stacy Stephenson on September 17, 2009, 09:04:46 PM
Nice job Jason way to put forth the effort. I know when I got certified it cost 225.00 so that sounds like a good deal. Rock On
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: MATT MATTISON on September 18, 2009, 09:44:21 AM
Way to go Jason, thanks for spear heading this.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Kaveh on September 18, 2009, 10:12:13 AM
is this for the open water cert or some other more advanced class?
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 18, 2009, 10:50:35 AM
 It is for the open water cert. to answer your question... Basically just to get us certified so we can hunt at depth....
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Kaveh on September 18, 2009, 03:23:15 PM
well, i am already naui certified for open water but i help out with classes alot so when it comes to the check out dive, ill be more than happy to help out with the class if the need a higher ratio of cert divers to students. 

my two cents is to get the check out dive up north.. sure the chances of it being crappier are higher, but its way more fun. i got my cert done at salt point and it has been one of the best scuba dives yet (outside of one time at pt lobos)
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 18, 2009, 04:20:43 PM
 I totally agree I will deffinately be doing my open water up north considering that is where I will be doing most of my diving anyways and thanks for the offer I may take you up on that we will see when the time comes...
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Brandon Turknett on September 19, 2009, 01:33:38 PM
jason, weve already talked so you know you can count me in.ive talked with a couple guys not in the club that might be interested, hows that work with the waiver?
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 19, 2009, 02:10:08 PM
 Us club members will have to have the waiver filled out and make sure Me or Matt get or have a copy. Anyone else like your buddys who are interested will have to fill out waivers through the dive shop. Like I said before I have no problem getting them the deal as I see it the more the merrier and since they are not affiliated with the club I see no reason for them to fill out one of our waivers. Let me ask Matt before I set that in stone just for the fact that it will be a NCUH'er group cert and im using the club to organize...
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: MATT MATTISON on September 19, 2009, 02:14:00 PM
I think it would be a good idea to have them sign it since it is a club organized event, but they wont have to join if they don't want.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Kaveh on September 19, 2009, 02:37:06 PM
who wouldnt want to join? thats craziness!


CYA folks...
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 19, 2009, 03:46:22 PM
 Thanks Matt and as for not joining like bigfin said they are crazy....... :violent1:
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Kaveh on September 19, 2009, 03:51:21 PM
is spearfishing year round? after they get their certs can we all do a massive tank diving fish killin frenzy?
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: divn-cali on September 19, 2009, 07:38:14 PM
But of course!
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: MATT MATTISON on September 19, 2009, 08:24:53 PM
That is a given.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 19, 2009, 09:06:14 PM
 I cant wait and as for the cert. It looks like 15 people may be too much to ask for so when we get to 5 I will be signing up...
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Sebastes on September 20, 2009, 05:58:27 AM
FYI... when you are certified, Sub Surface in Ft. Bragg has the cheapest rental I have ever seen.  $20 for BC, Reg, and tank.
Dave
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Brandon Turknett on September 20, 2009, 08:28:34 PM
who wouldnt want to join? thats craziness!


CYA folks...
i know its the twentieth century, but not everyone have computers. kinda makes it hard to join without one.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on September 29, 2009, 07:44:36 AM
Ok for an update. I want to get going on this so if we can get a head count I can get the final price and set a date so far me and my brother are for sure. Do we have anyone else?
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: MATT MATTISON on September 29, 2009, 08:14:29 AM
For any of you that are not scuba certifed  yet and have thought about jump on this !!!!! this is one heck of a good price I paid $350 to get my cert card and at 120 to 150 this is a steel.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: bluestar on September 29, 2009, 09:25:25 AM
Hey that's a great deal.  Bad timing for me, I have already signed up (and put down a deposit) on another program...  It will cost me $360!  :BangHead:

Good thing is my class is starting Oct 7 and my checkout dive is scheduled for end of Oct.  I look forward to being able to join the club dive soon!!

Robert
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: MATT MATTISON on September 29, 2009, 10:35:58 AM
Hey Robert you do not need to be scuba certifed to join in on club dives allot of us free dive as well. Usually we free dive first and then tank in the afternoon. So come join us on the next months club dive at Ocean cove.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: bluestar on September 29, 2009, 11:11:50 AM
Hey Robert you do not need to be scuba certifed to join in on club dives allot of us free dive as well. Usually we free dive first and then tank in the afternoon. So come join us on the next months club dive at Ocean cove.

I was afraid to be a liability for other members, and thought I better get up to speed (or at least have some open water diving experience) before tagging along.  I line-fish on openwater all the time and dive in chest-high water for abalone every season, but I never dive in open water. 

Wouldn't be much longer!!

Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Brandon Turknett on September 29, 2009, 09:30:59 PM
robert your in good hands freediveing with us at the club dives, we all look after eachother. no worries just come out.
                                      brandon
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on October 09, 2009, 01:26:03 PM
 Ok so final post on this  im setting it all up in late Oct early Nov for those that are interested, So far its just me which is suprising. Hey Brandon are you and your buddys still up for this? If so I will talk to you about it when I shoot you a call this evening bro...
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: joebob on October 09, 2009, 06:39:01 PM
Right on for putting this together :headbang: I'd love to get my wife certified.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: Kelp Copone on October 10, 2009, 08:26:20 AM
Hello,my name is Bob i have been lurking in the shadows of NCUWH for a some time now.
 I have been reading along,but this is my first post.I would like to get certified as well if you
have a spot for one more,plus it would be a good chance to meet some of you guys if not I
plan on doing a club dive soon,thanks for your time and a great web site
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on October 14, 2009, 11:20:24 AM
 Ok so im goin in to the shops tomorrow to pick up donations for the big ab comp in november while im there I will be setting this up looks to be 7 people interested so when i get back I will post details with dates and total cost per person. I need a quick head count so if your interested let me know. Everyone is welcome to come join us.
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on November 02, 2009, 11:10:35 AM
 The time has come for the cert course. Pinnacles dive shop is offering the 2 for 1 price for us and this is an awesome deal. The total cost of the course is $229.00 split 2 ways which is $114.50 per person. The books are not included in that cost study material is $64.00 individualand the video is $42.00 each. This brings the total per person to $199.50 total. Price does not include open water which is 100.00 per team.

  If you are interested give me a call so I can add you to the list. My number is (707) 205-6746. The best way to do this is to find a partner in your area so you can study together and watch the video. This is a study at home one day in the pool program and if we have enough people we can get our own north coast open water as apposed to Monterey. Also the pool and class work will be done on any sunday we choose and there will be no more than 10 people or 5 pairs per class and we can set up more than one.

  This is an awesome deal considering that the class and pool work alone is almost $350.00 per person not including open water. Once we have 8 for sure who want to sign up I will collect a $100 dollar deposit from everyone and pick the sunday of your choice
Title: Re: NCUH Group certification.....
Post by: JASON HOLLIDAY on December 29, 2009, 07:47:51 AM
    Seeing as how I will be doing all my cert in febuary this will be my last post on this. If anyone is interested in joining us for the course let me know? There where a couple people who showed interest in the certification and it would be awesome to have some bro's from here in the class and out at the open water dives so let me know.....Everyone is welcome to join   :icon_thumleft: