The staff at SeaVentures were extremely helpful in helping me find the right equipment. I was impressed that I was not taken immediately to the most expensive items, but through conversation the staff assessed my needs and provided options that not only met my needs, but was within my budget. The extras that SeaVentures provides set them apart from other dive shops. In addition, the personal service you get far outweighs any so-called advantages of buying online. When I am taking a class, or buying equipment, I feel like I am the only customer in the store. The attentiveness, style, helpfulness, and personal service is unlike any other dive shop I have experienced. I just wish I had started earlier in my life… Great prices, great service, and great equipment equals a great purchasing experience.
I just completed a night diving class with Dan Weekley. In addition, my 12 year old daughter completed her open water dives for her certification this past weekend at Loch Low Minn. I was a little anxious seeing my young daughter for the first time in open water, but that nervousness quickly went away after 10 minutes in the water with Dan. He spent as much time as needed with my daughter to ensure she fully understood each aspect, and provided real-world examples to help her grasp each task. He also has a way to relate to each of his students…even a 12 year old. When my daughter was doing her pool work, my plan was to just purchase the minimum equipment and have her rent (even though I bought my complete kit from SeaVentures). After spending a weekend with Dan, I am now totally convinced that investing in a full kit of personal gear for my daughter is not only a wise investment, but the right thing to do immediately. I wish that I had bought her the gear before her open water! There is nothing like having your own gear, coupled with the experience and guidance the SeaVentures staff give make this a no-brainer. I was able to witness several other dive classes in action this weekend, and NONE of them compared to way Dan set up the training. Again, thanks to Dan for his outstanding teaching technique and style! I would sign up for any class or trip he offers (my daughter too!). Because of this experience, I am encouraging others I know to stop by SeaVentures and give it a try!
-John D, 3 October 2017