I have decided that it ‘s cheaper here so I am going to get my open water diving Cert. here instead of in Florida. It ‘s still a big expense but I am stoked. Yesterday I spent over $500 on gear. I will have 4 pool dives then go on a charter in the ocean for 4 more dives. This certification will alow me to dive with a buddy but not need an instructor present. I don’t expect to do any DEEP dives but this way I can get the tanks filled.