It can be an exciting or terrifying experience – buying your first scubadiving gear. When you first walk into the Aladdin’s cave just groaning with the latest dive technology, your question is likely to be “Where do I possibly start?” The answer is quite simple. Choose your dive centre very carefully – then, if you enjoyed your scubadiving course, trust them to outfit you with the best dive gear for your type of diving.

When you select your dive centre start by establishing the credentials of it. Generally, the more status the dive centre has, the more it has been audited for quality and customer service. If possible, choose a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre. Failing that, try a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and so on down the retail status list. Other training agencies have similar ratings. Word of mouth is another very strong indicator as most people tell others about a bad experience.

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