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diver37
posted : August 27, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
Juyst wondering if any1 knows of a good commercial dive school abroad preferably somewhere warm that is cheaper than fort bill?

 
Clive58
posted : August 28, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
Try South Africa not sure of the name just google it
Norway is cheaper but not warm
Cheers
Clive!

 
clivecox66
posted : August 28, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
cheapest isn"t always best fort william are known for being one of the best you may be able to get funding for part of course at the end of the day you get what you pay for good luck

 
bagshy
posted : August 29, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
NYD is by far the cheapest and best option, but they don't run many courses. Then i would rate the 2 Scottish schools. INPP in Marseilles is also a good school, and not a bad location.
The only SA school I'd consider is PDA in Durban. The other SA schools sound a bit dodgy...
I've always been pro- HSE tickets, and the NYD school is probably in excess of HSE, and accepted as equivalent. Anything else, and you have to weigh up the possibility of ERCA requirements changing...

Or just get a Scooby-doo ticket and go clamming..(ffs..)

 
diver37
posted : August 30, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
Hi guys thanks for your feedback..
just reserved my bubble blowing course with the pda in durban next june!!
all 3 parts over 12 weeks then a 2 week DMT course including acconmodation and medical prior to course starting for 109000 rand which is about 10k which for same course in scottland with accomodation is 7 k cheaper!!! happy days..

 
bagshy
posted : August 31, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
Well...you never looked at the NYd school in Bergen, Norway then...-bout 4k for a course that takes you up to Closed Bell TUP diving, and the Norwegian standard is pretty much the best in the world.


 
Clive58
posted : September 1, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
I agree with Bagshy, I worked in Norway offshore years ago and everything was top notch. You would also have the advantage of networking with companies while on your course. SA will be fun but you will be isolated from the real world.
Sign up for Norway, suck up the cold! Last time I worked in the North sea it wasnt warm!

 
bagshy
posted : September 1, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
Right on, Clive. Focus should be getting the best training, not the best tan! With the money saved by going to NYD you could go on holiday somewhere you're not expected to work!
He'll never get a job anyway ;-P

 
Clive58
posted : September 2, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
Have a heart Bagshy, give him the job of carrying your bag! Just dont leave your sun tan lotion out I susspect it will walk!

 
diver37
posted : September 2, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
Hey....
I looked at the school in norway but no diver medic course available plus the links they sent for accomodation in july was more than expensive it was a joke and also there was no medical included meaning all in all it didnt work out that cheap or cheaper at all!!!!.
I got a job allready lucky for me even if it is working inshore for now.....

 
Clive58
posted : September 3, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
You can do your DMT in London at this LDC
I wonder how you are working without a ticket?
The HSE would love this. Any company that takes you on with no ticket needs closing down now before they kill somebody.Get real quick, this game is no joke people die out there.

 
diver37
posted : September 3, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
I got a job once i get my tickets i meant!!! dont panic.....

 
Clive58
posted : September 3, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
You never have the job until you have a few feet of water above you!

 
happydiver
posted : September 7, 2011 Post subject: commercial dive school abroad
DMT is only useful for offshore work, which you won't get into fresh out of dive school. Forget about this course for now and get it later.

 
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