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terrillja
02-13-2008, 16:13
Found this when looking for the PADI U/W Digital Photo book. Much better prices than the LDS. Uses paypal though, so if you don't have paypal you will have to create a paypal account or use a check/money order.

PADI (http://www.floridascubaadventures.com/servlet/the-PADI/Categories)

rfb3
02-13-2008, 16:35
I've actually found some books (Padi Enclycopedia of Recreational Diving) on Amazon.com...

MLenyo
02-14-2008, 19:13
will the LDS let you use them for the class?

terrillja
02-14-2008, 19:15
will the LDS let you use them for the class?
Since I live in NY and are taking the class in FL, they want me to buy them here so I'm ready when I get there.

Osprey
02-14-2008, 20:54
where in FL?

KGNickl
02-14-2008, 21:36
will the LDS let you use them for the class?
Since I live in NY and are taking the class in FL, they want me to buy them here so I'm ready when I get there.
The Florida shop I'm going to get my AOW at next month mailed me the books. I had to pay a few $$ for shipping, but the book price was included in the class cost.

chinacat46
02-14-2008, 21:55
This place also has pretty good prices for PADI books.

Scuba World Wide Sales Equipment Books Bags Suits (http://scubawws.w3.ihscnet.net/)

There speciality packages include the videos too.

terrillja
02-14-2008, 21:56
where in FL?
Key Largo

emcbride81
02-14-2008, 23:18
Be sure to check to make sure the PIC card is included in the price. I picked up my AOW book for 34 dollars! I was so happy that I saved 20 bucks...then when I got to my destination to take the class they told me that I needed the PIC. Luckily for me they were cool and gave me one. I went back to the website and looked at the details of the book I ordered...sure enough it said PIC card not included and the PIC was another 23.99...so I would not have saved any money at all.

DivingCRNA
02-15-2008, 06:00
Found this when looking for the PADI U/W Digital Photo book. Much better prices than the LDS. Uses paypal though, so if you don't have paypal you will have to create a paypal account or use a check/money order.

Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://PADI)

I ordered some stuff from them. Don't.

Unless you want a bunch of email about how God loves underwater BAPTISTS. :smiley29::uhoh:

Kingpatzer
02-15-2008, 06:35
My shop will let you use any book you want so long as it is the current edition. However, they price their classes as simply that, the price of the class. They toss the book in "for free." So there's no reason to go shopping for better deals, since if you want to take the course there, you're going to get a book when you sign up anyway.

DiveSooner
02-15-2008, 08:24
:smiley36::smiley36:

Found this when looking for the PADI U/W Digital Photo book. Much better prices than the LDS. Uses paypal though, so if you don't have paypal you will have to create a paypal account or use a check/money order.

Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://PADI)

I ordered some stuff from them. Don't.

Unless you want a bunch of email about how God loves underwater BAPTISTS. :smiley29::uhoh:

You need to be saved CRNA...

DarinMartell
02-15-2008, 08:26
Found this when looking for the PADI U/W Digital Photo book. Much better prices than the LDS. Uses paypal though, so if you don't have paypal you will have to create a paypal account or use a check/money order.

Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://PADI)

I ordered some stuff from them. Don't.

Unless you want a bunch of email about how God loves underwater BAPTISTS. :smiley29::uhoh:


I could go a couple of directions on this one: If were underwater aren't we all kind of "Baptists"?

Underwater Baptists? That seems strange... After all if flying brings you closer to heaven.... Diving must bring us closer to :FIREdevil:

DivingCRNA
02-15-2008, 16:50
:smiley36::smiley36:

Found this when looking for the PADI U/W Digital Photo book. Much better prices than the LDS. Uses paypal though, so if you don't have paypal you will have to create a paypal account or use a check/money order.

Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://PADI)

I ordered some stuff from them. Don't.

Unless you want a bunch of email about how God loves underwater BAPTISTS. :smiley29::uhoh:

You need to be saved CRNA...

From what? The baptists? :smilie39::smiley2:

DivingCRNA
02-15-2008, 16:52
Found this when looking for the PADI U/W Digital Photo book. Much better prices than the LDS. Uses paypal though, so if you don't have paypal you will have to create a paypal account or use a check/money order.

Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://PADI)

I ordered some stuff from them. Don't.

Unless you want a bunch of email about how God loves underwater BAPTISTS. :smiley29::uhoh:


I could go a couple of directions on this one: If were underwater aren't we all kind of "Baptists"?

Underwater Baptists? That seems strange... After all if flying brings you closer to heaven.... Diving must bring us closer to :FIREdevil:

Only if someone shoves you under in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit... :smiley36:

terrillja
02-15-2008, 16:56
Found this when looking for the PADI U/W Digital Photo book. Much better prices than the LDS. Uses paypal though, so if you don't have paypal you will have to create a paypal account or use a check/money order.

Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://PADI)

I ordered some stuff from them. Don't.

Unless you want a bunch of email about how God loves underwater BAPTISTS. :smiley29::uhoh:
Well good thing I have gmail! I use <email>_shopping@gmail.com that I use for all my shopping needs. I even have shopping2, 3 and 4 for anything I think is sketchy, interesting to see which sites are legit and which ones spam a lot.

I also use shopsafe every time. The only reason why I have a CC with Bank of America.

pyre24
02-21-2008, 12:31
I found a few of mine on ebay. brand new $15.

terrillja
02-21-2008, 12:42
I found a few of mine on ebay. brand new $15.
I got my rescue diver slates there (the instructor slates) for $5. Figured it was good to have them so my dad and I can practice the exercises.

mike_s
02-21-2008, 12:54
Be sure to check to make sure the PIC card is included in the price. I picked up my AOW book for 34 dollars! I was so happy that I saved 20 bucks...then when I got to my destination to take the class they told me that I needed the PIC. Luckily for me they were cool and gave me one. I went back to the website and looked at the details of the book I ordered...sure enough it said PIC card not included and the PIC was another 23.99...so I would not have saved any money at all.


I've heard that if you take the course ouf of country that PADI uses a different PIC card in other countries with a hologram or something on it because of counterfiet PIC cards....

so be aware that if you buy the books here, you still might have to purchase an additional card for the other country with the correct hologram, etc.