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DRNightdiver
02-26-2008, 15:17
It's been a few years since I've been in the pool. We're going on vacation next month and my wife is a newbie so I thought it would be a good idea to get her in the pool and review the skills that she learned in OW certification training. When we were done the owner of the dive shop says.....That'll be $66...:censored:... ($25/person+$16/2 tanks). We were done, so I had no choice but to pay.

It's my fault for assuming that the price would be close to what it was the last time that I used a LDS pool (~$10/person including air). I was wondering what other LDS's charge for pool usage?

DarinMartell
02-26-2008, 15:20
Mine charges $20 including air. If you buy your gear from him it is free.

rye_a
02-26-2008, 15:27
I don't know what they charge someone walking in off the street, but if you take a course through my LDS is free for life (including air)

chinacat46
02-26-2008, 15:30
Mine charged me $20 with air back in Jan of 2006 don't know if it's gone up or not. I'm sure it ain't gone down.

Foo2
02-26-2008, 15:37
If you take your classes with ST, you can use their pool for free. I wasn't aware that LDS's charge for that! I guess I'm spoiled.

rfb3
02-26-2008, 15:50
ST charged me nothing last month to check out my regs they had rebuilt... And they checked out great BTW!

BSea
02-26-2008, 15:56
My LDS charges $10 per person air included. But they have a club that's $50 per year. You get unlimited use of the pool, 10 air fills (they are $6 normally), and use of the boat if there's room. About the only way you don't come out on that is if you don't go diving.

rfb3
02-26-2008, 16:00
My LDS charges $10 per person air included. But they have a club that's $50 per year. You get unlimited use of the pool, 10 air fills (they are $6 normally), and use of the boat if there's room.

That sounds like a great deal!

BTW, do you dive the Ouachita?

BSea
02-26-2008, 16:06
BTW, do you dive the Ouachita? I might make a dive a year there. Normally we go to Greers Ferry Lake. That's where the boat is. But they are both great lakes for diving as far as lake diving goes.

Gombessa
02-26-2008, 16:09
Like many others, mine charges $20 per hour, includes usage of anything they have setup in the pool room - exposure suits, bank of air tanks, weights, etc. If you buy something or want to try out a product prior to purchase, it's free.

Don Wray
02-26-2008, 16:38
One of the local dive shops has pretty much the same deal. $25 plus air, unless, you join their dive club ($55 annually), then pool usage is free. Ask and see if your LDS doesn't have a similiar program.

georoc01
02-26-2008, 17:28
Mine charges $25 including air. Free if you buy equipment, want to test equipment serviced through them or if you book your travel through them.

Kingpatzer
02-26-2008, 17:31
Mine runs $30 which includes air, free if you're trying out gear you purchased from them or if you're an affiliated DM or instructor.

Suther2136
02-26-2008, 19:02
Mine does to, they pay for pool time, they should charge.

Zenagirl
02-26-2008, 19:04
One of ours is $15 including tank and weights, another is $10 including tanks and weights. We like the more expensive place since their pool is 10' deep instead of the 5' deep pool the other uses.

After equipment service, you can use the pool for free, paying $5 for a tank at the $15 place. :)

mike_s
02-26-2008, 20:47
It's been a few years since I've been in the pool. We're going on vacation next month and my wife is a newbie so I thought it would be a good idea to get her in the pool and review the skills that she learned in OW certification training. When we were done the owner of the dive shop says.....That'll be $66...:censored:... ($25/person+$16/2 tanks). We were done, so I had no choice but to pay.

It's my fault for assuming that the price would be close to what it was the last time that I used a LDS pool (~$10/person including air). I was wondering what other LDS's charge for pool usage?


I can see $66 seeming a little high if you didn't know and having "sticker shock".....

but $25/person doesn't seem that high and $8/tank doesn't seem that bad either.

However, add it all up and it seems a little high. since it's doubtfull that you'd use a whole tank of air and the shop has a compressor on site, I would say that that might be nice to be included.


did you buy your gear from them? if so, ask for a discount since you've help support that shop with purchases. If not, well.... pools aren't cheap to build and maintain.

Suther2136
02-26-2008, 21:24
How often do you guys go diving in a pool? Seems it wouldn't be enough to be a big deal.

mitsuguy
02-26-2008, 22:03
my LDS said come use the pool anytime they weren't holding classes in it...

I spent an hour or so playing around with my gear, and even tried a few sets of fins they had in there as well... I was also told I had free reign to try any equipment they had in the pool area (a lot of stuff actually), so long as I put it back... the only thing I paid for was AOW class through them so far...

medic001918
02-26-2008, 22:21
My LDS charges $10 per person for the pool use for the evening, and any rental fees for gear that you may need. Generally we use our own gear so we've never paid a rental fee. And air is the air we have in our tanks. If we use it, we just pay for a fill.

We get in the pool a few times during the winter. It's good practice and a chance to get used to new gear.

Shane

dallasdivergirl
02-26-2008, 22:53
wow! Joe & Larry are nice to us :)

mitchy
02-27-2008, 07:23
My LDS doesn't have a pool, and rents the local rec center for instruction. Throughout the winter, they have Sunday night pool nights for anyone interested. I believe it's $5, air included, which is aimed at those with equipment. I'm not sure what rentals would go for.

Super-Duper Scubasteve
02-27-2008, 08:41
I think my LDS charges around 10 bucks if you just want to come in and dive, but I think they don't charge a thing if you're trying out a piece of gear you want to buy from them.

rfb3
02-27-2008, 08:46
Note to self: Next time I want to freshen up my skils, for my $60, check out and buy a new wetsuit. :)

caroln
02-27-2008, 10:36
My LDS doesn't have an onsite pool, but they rent out a local pool 2 nights a week. I believe it's 10 bucks to go along, or you can buy a pool card for multiple visits cheaper.

rfb3
02-27-2008, 10:48
For those of you in the Dallas area, the Texins Dive Club has Discover Scuab and "Family" pool nights on the second and third Wednesdays of each month (January, February, March, July, October, November, December). we use the Tecins activity pool at TI (635 & 75). Its a great club to be a part of!
Texins Dive Club Home Page (http://www.texinsdiveclub.com/)

DRNightdiver
02-27-2008, 13:40
Note to self: Next time I want to freshen up my skils, for my $60, check out and buy a new wetsuit. :)


Wow...I feel like a dope for not thinking of that one. :bonk:

rfb3
02-27-2008, 13:48
Well, don't feel too bad. I'm not sure I would have expected a charge for using the pool either!

PS- Where are you in Indiana? I'm originally from Evansville, family is still there...

Jellybeandiver
02-27-2008, 16:46
The shop I work in is $25/hour and that includes any rental gear and tanks/air you need

DRNightdiver
02-27-2008, 16:46
I'm currently in Terre Haute but moving to Kalamazoo, MI next week.

fisheater
02-27-2008, 20:06
My instructor rents out the pool of a LDS every other Tuesday for his class. He gave me an open invitation to use it, assuming his class isn't too big.

Clanggedin
02-27-2008, 20:49
We are charged $10 to dive at the local public indoor pool by the LDS. IT covers air and his pool fee. We can only go after 9pm since that's when the OW classes are.