>>>FYI- A local dive shop UP here gets $250 PLUS $30 for the OW book.
>>>The $280.00 includes EVERYTHING (mask, fins, snorkel,weight ect...)
>>>in fact, when
>>Does the $280 include the *purchase* or *rental* of mask, fins,
>>snorkel, boots, and gloves?
>I am afraid it is only the RENTAL but I will throw the *purchase*
>idea at him and get back to you on this _B-)
There are shops down here that will throw in rentals for the cost of
the open water. Miserable gear, designed to make you realize that
you've made a mistake by failing to purchase top quality gear :-).
Frankly, I can't imagine going out and getting certified without
buying at least mask, fins, and snorkel. After all, I'm going to go
snorkeling, I hope, or I'm just not serious. And at those places you
can rent gear in the tropics, it is pretty much junk.
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