GETTING MY PADI SCUBA CERTIFICATION WITH BOCAS DIVE CENTER
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- December 22, 2017
Over the last couple of weeks, I have gotten my PADI Open Water Scuba Certification in Bocas Del Toro with Bocas Dive Center and holy crap what a thrilling experience. This has been something that has been on my bucket list for a very long time, I just never had the opportunity to do it. I've done a couple beginner scuba classes while on vacation but it's the first that I'm living somewhere near the ocean for a longer period of time and I have 3 full days to spare.
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About Bocas Dive Center
I contacted Bocas Dive Center telling them that I would love to get certified and I received an email almost right away from Jess saying to come to the shop we can figure everything out. I loved that she emailed me immediately; because Bocas is an island a lot of tour companies are on island time and take a while to respond to you (have you heard of island time, lol). This showed me that they value their customers and have great customer service as well.
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When I first got to the shop two different people greeted me with the warmest smiles. This shop is absolutely stunning; there are two building to this shop, the main building with some of the most amazing scuba decor ever and where you will find the front entrance, classrooms, and even a bar. The back shop is where the diving gear is located as well as the dock to the boats.
Jess came out shortly; she was extremely sweet from the very beginning and would make any person feel welcomed (even those that fear diving). She and I went to chat for a bit and I explained to her that I've been diving before and am looking to get my Open Water done. I also told her that I work during the days and she was extremely understanding about my situation and we worked around my schedule. I had planned to come in on Wednesday afternoon, Friday afternoon, and all day Saturday and Sunday.