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Old 01/10/2008, 10:18 PM
Patwa Patwa is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
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'PADI certification + Dives' Package Deals...worth it?

anyone got an opinion on those tours that offer package deals which include PADI open water certification plus X number of dives on a liveaboard ship......i've seem some package deals in Cairns (heading there in late April 08) that run about 5 days...sorta perfect for what i need.

they say you get 2 days classroom work, plus 3 days liveaboard, including room, shelter, etc....some promise up to 11 dives, from what i see.

anyone have an opinion, either way?

65g + 30g (sump|fuge)
2x 175W SE (Iwasaki 15,000K)
Tunze 6045 & Modded MJ900
MAG 7 return via SCWD
Zoa-dominated, LPS, SPS, 4 fish
Xenia Refugium