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Monkeylemon
05-15-2008, 16:36
Has anyone gotten certified in Western Mass? If so, where?

Geoff_T
05-15-2008, 16:44
where in western mass are you I used to work out of springfield and know of a few places that are around.

MSilvia
05-15-2008, 16:50
I can help with Eastern Mass, but I'm not much help with the western part of the state.

Monkeylemon
05-16-2008, 13:42
I live just outside of Springfield.

Geoff_T
05-16-2008, 14:12
have not used any of these personally but in the springfield area I found 3. Though the one on riverdale st is the only one I have actually been in. There is also a pioneer valley dive club who may be able to help you more. Sorry I could'nt be of more help.

Holyoke Underwater Supply Co
1353 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 737-2300‎
holyokeunderwater.com (http://maps.google.com/local_url?q=http://www.holyokeunderwater.com/&dq=scuba+diving&hl=en&ie=UTF8&near=Springfield,+MA&fb=1&view=text&cd=1&latlng=42141573,-72627449,7029270773824094239&ei=Nt4tSILmNI24jgHR0-icDg&oi=miwd&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cad=homepage&s=ANYYN7nBZwAEhAA3uV6h_io_978YkonCFQ)

At the Waters Edge
1029 North Rd # 20
Westfield, MA 01085

(413) 532-5110‎
(413) 532-5780‎ - Fax
lovetodive.com (http://maps.google.com/local_url?q=http://www.lovetodive.com/&dq=scuba+diving&hl=en&ie=UTF8&near=Springfield,+MA&fb=1&view=text&cd=1&latlng=42178295,-72691587,11487108520359787804&ei=PN4tSLSaH5GsiQGT6pytDg&oi=miwd&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cad=homepage&s=ANYYN7nw2fy475Jte_zTRvDRL2d9JtUskA)

Westfield Water Sports
526 College Hwy
Southwick, MA 01077

(413) 569-1287‎
weu.com (http://maps.google.com/local_url?q=http://www.weu.com/&dq=scuba+diving&hl=en&ie=UTF8&near=Springfield,+MA&fb=1&view=text&cd=1&latlng=42057578,-72767895,11021528651523891627&ei=Ad8tSO-IPIqwjgGjqLCbDg&oi=miwd&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cad=homepage&s=ANYYN7l9Aj1KYOIPv7RLObs1w9S5wGuBRQ)

Zatharas
05-16-2008, 16:05
have not used any of these personally but in the springfield area I found 3. Though the one on riverdale st is the only one I have actually been in. There is also a pioneer valley dive club who may be able to help you more. Sorry I could'nt be of more help.

Holyoke Underwater Supply Co
1353 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 737-2300‎
holyokeunderwater.com (http://maps.google.com/local_url?q=http://www.holyokeunderwater.com/&dq=scuba+diving&hl=en&ie=UTF8&near=Springfield,+MA&fb=1&view=text&cd=1&latlng=42141573,-72627449,7029270773824094239&ei=Nt4tSILmNI24jgHR0-icDg&oi=miwd&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cad=homepage&s=ANYYN7nBZwAEhAA3uV6h_io_978YkonCFQ)

At the Waters Edge
1029 North Rd # 20
Westfield, MA 01085

(413) 532-5110‎
(413) 532-5780‎ - Fax
lovetodive.com (http://maps.google.com/local_url?q=http://www.lovetodive.com/&dq=scuba+diving&hl=en&ie=UTF8&near=Springfield,+MA&fb=1&view=text&cd=1&latlng=42178295,-72691587,11487108520359787804&ei=PN4tSLSaH5GsiQGT6pytDg&oi=miwd&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cad=homepage&s=ANYYN7nw2fy475Jte_zTRvDRL2d9JtUskA)

Westfield Water Sports
526 College Hwy
Southwick, MA 01077

(413) 569-1287‎
weu.com (http://maps.google.com/local_url?q=http://www.weu.com/&dq=scuba+diving&hl=en&ie=UTF8&near=Springfield,+MA&fb=1&view=text&cd=1&latlng=42057578,-72767895,11021528651523891627&ei=Ad8tSO-IPIqwjgGjqLCbDg&oi=miwd&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cad=homepage&s=ANYYN7l9Aj1KYOIPv7RLObs1w9S5wGuBRQ)

I was informed yesterday; Holyoke Underwater Supply Co. is going out of business, closing their doors within the month.

The list above is a good list, the shop that I patron is:

Enfield Scuba and Watersports LLC
169 Elm Street
Enfield, Connecticut 06082
(860) 745-7282
http://www.enfieldscuba.com (http://www.enfieldscuba.com/)

John Langlois is the course director there, he is an excellent teacher and very personable, their instructors and divemasters are great people too. The staffs knowledge, experience and personalities are reasons why I do not mind the 45 60 minute drive, from Sunderland to Enfield.

MConnelly2
06-03-2008, 10:37
If Worcester ("whista", for you non-New Englanders) isn't too far for oyu, talk to Central Mass Scuba, in Worcester.

mjcoyne
06-16-2008, 09:16
I actually took a PADI class at Westfield Water Sports over the winter and finished my checkouts in May and I must say they are awesome there. Check it out if you have a chance, its a great place to learn!

Monkeylemon
06-18-2008, 07:15
Thanks, everyone!