International Scuba Diving Inc

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  • 2211 Meriden Waterbury Tpke

    Southington, CT 06489

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  • 860-621-8265

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I stumbled across this thread quite by accident and advise all readers to think twice before believing. As an IT executive, I can see right through these posts and it's smells suspicious. Certainly a case for libel. Think about it, this was the ONLY business each reviewer posted a review for and since a reviewer can choose any public member name, an "enemy" can choose any name they want to be displayed. I value technology and the benefit of collaborative forums - when used correctly. The owner of this business should definitely consider an indepth investigation into this matter.

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I stumbled across this thread quite by accident and advise all readers to think twice before believing. As an IT executive, I can see right through these posts and it's smells suspicious. Certainly a case for libel. Think about it, this was the ONLY business each reviewer posted a review for and since a reviewer can choose any public member name, an "enemy" can choose any name they want to be displayed. I value technology and the benefit of collaborative forums - when used correctly. The owner of this business should definitely consider an indepth investigation into this matter.

Pros: Diverse Destinations, Underwater Photography

Cons: None

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Just happened to find this thread by accident,,,, lucky me ------Hi DiverGal---- Ms "I happen to be one of the "cows" when you finish diving maybe you could chew on my lawn so i wouldn't have to mow it,,,,, moooooooooo... and i thought it was global warming causing the seas to rise,,, it's the cowgirls jumping off the boat... the cattle boat

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Just happened to find this thread by accident,,,, lucky me ------Hi DiverGal---- Ms "I happen to be one of the "cows" when you finish diving maybe you could chew on my lawn so i wouldn't have to mow it,,,,, moooooooooo... and i thought it was global warming causing the seas to rise,,, it's the cowgirls jumping off the boat... the cattle boat

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I have been diving with ISD for almost 10 years now. During that time I have gone on almost every dive trip they had with both Ron and Joe, and I have enjoyed them all. When it comes to personalities I don't know any one who is perfect. At times Joe may have a rough edge to him, but I find it useful, like when a dive master says 60 for 40, I don't think so. All you need to do instead of arguing with him is look at Joe, problem solved. If you are on the boat and have equipment failure, Joe will either fix it or give you his, I've seen him do it. Joe takes a camera on his dives like many of us, on one dive we had a newbie with us and after the dive I asked her how she did, she just shook her head no, she was scared. I told Joe about it and he left his camera on board, took the diver literally by the hand the entire next dive, what a difference. She is now one of the best divers in the water. Like most of us I some times wait until the last minute to check my gear before a trip, if something doesn't work, I bring it to ISD take a new one off the shelf and give the broken item to Joe to return to the manufacturer and go on my trip. You simply cannot do that at Leisure Pro or any other mail order company I know of. This type of service is worth a few extra dollars to me. This is a locally owned and operated shop where you can stop in and try your gear on for fit and comfort, not a massive mail order operation that makes its money on volume. Although they both have their place in the market, I'll take ISD any time. As far as perks with dive trips, usually Joe and Cheryl, his wife, invite every one into their home for a party which they provide a full hot buffet, drinks etc, the charge is $0. So as I mentioned earlier, no one is perfect but I will continue to dive with ISD, and I like it enough that I am not interested in looking else where.

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I have been diving with ISD for almost 10 years now. During that time I have gone on almost every dive trip they had with both Ron and Joe, and I have enjoyed them all. When it comes to personalities I don't know any one who is perfect. At times Joe may have a rough edge to him, but I find it useful, like when a dive master says 60 for 40, I don't think so. All you need to do instead of arguing with him is look at Joe, problem solved. If you are on the boat and have equipment failure, Joe will either fix it or give you his, I've seen him do it. Joe takes a camera on his dives like many of us, on one dive we had a newbie with us and after the dive I asked her how she did, she just shook her head no, she was scared. I told Joe about it and he left his camera on board, took the diver literally by the hand the entire next dive, what a difference. She is now one of the best divers in the water. Like most of us I some times wait until the last minute to check my gear before a trip, if something doesn't work, I bring it to ISD take a new one off the shelf and give the broken item to Joe to return to the manufacturer and go on my trip. You simply cannot do that at Leisure Pro or any other mail order company I know of. This type of service is worth a few extra dollars to me. This is a locally owned and operated shop where you can stop in and try your gear on for fit and comfort, not a massive mail order operation that makes its money on volume. Although they both have their place in the market, I'll take ISD any time. As far as perks with dive trips, usually Joe and Cheryl, his wife, invite every one into their home for a party which they provide a full hot buffet, drinks etc, the charge is $0. So as I mentioned earlier, no one is perfect but I will continue to dive with ISD, and I like it enough that I am not interested in looking else where.

Pros: Personal service, great dive trips

Cons: none

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I took a Dive Trip with ISD many moons ago,,,,, and would never again,,,, they have a crew of regulars who travel with them on most trips and are the worst divers on the planet.... let me explain... there was a group of chubby ladies,,, most could pass for Harbor Seals... on the boat,,, they are pushy,, seem to think the trip was only for them,,, always banging into you with their equipment,,, no class... once in the water ,, these seals are always banging into the reef with their fins or pushing you out of the way while you are taking pictures ,, ISD has been warned on occasion to watch their divers,, cause they were touching or hitting the coral.... by the way,, most of these EXCELLENT divers were trained by ISD,,,, get the picture... others push the edge by drinking their guts out at night , then diving the next day... sooner of later ,,, someone will hurt themselves or another diver...they usally call a boat with too many people on it a "Cattle" boat,,, but with this group.... they are the Cattle..... MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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I took a Dive Trip with ISD many moons ago,,,,, and would never again,,,, they have a crew of regulars who travel with them on most trips and are the worst divers on the planet.... let me explain... there was a group of chubby ladies,,, most could pass for Harbor Seals... on the boat,,, they are pushy,, seem to think the trip was only for them,,, always banging into you with their equipment,,, no class... once in the water ,, these seals are always banging into the reef with their fins or pushing you out of the way while you are taking pictures ,, ISD has been warned on occasion to watch their divers,, cause they were touching or hitting the coral.... by the way,, most of these EXCELLENT divers were trained by ISD,,,, get the picture... others push the edge by drinking their guts out at night , then diving the next day... sooner of later ,,, someone will hurt themselves or another diver...they usally call a boat with too many people on it a "Cattle" boat,,, but with this group.... they are the Cattle..... MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Pros: none

Cons: mooooo cows

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worlddiver66 states"At times Joe may have a rough edge to him" well so does a junk yard dog,,,, he mentions diving with Ron,,, i guess he didn't remember the way Ron was ridiculed and shoved out of the dive business at ISD by Mr Rough Edge, i guess that was just an accident... For every customer that says they had good treatment at ISD, there are another dozen that won't go there again.

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worlddiver66 states"At times Joe may have a rough edge to him" well so does a junk yard dog,,,, he mentions diving with Ron,,, i guess he didn't remember the way Ron was ridiculed and shoved out of the dive business at ISD by Mr Rough Edge, i guess that was just an accident... For every customer that says they had good treatment at ISD, there are another dozen that won't go there again.

Pros: None- Find another Dive Shop in the area

Cons: Customer Service

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Fish41- I think it is you who needs to get the facts straight. Fact 1 - Ron was not forced out of the shop from what I've heard. Fact 2 - ISD prices are in line with other shops carrying same brand of equipment. Fact 3 - every ligitimate dive shop's prices are higher than leisure pro - Fact 4 - the bus company messed up the bus not ISD, the bus company took it upon themselves to send a smaller bus. I was standing there when the bus arrived and Joe immediately made a call to the company about it; they admitted their mistake and sent correct bus when we returned. Fact 5 - I've personally never seen Joe get upset for no reason - Fact 6 - the group was not singled out for stepping on coral just 1 person who wasn't certified by ISD - Fact 7 - the Truk trip was booked with Trip-n-Tour. It seems that it is you who doesn't know the facts. If you feel that your facts are all true then you should be a man and use your real name and stop hiding behind false ones. After reading all the negative reviews it seems to me that you are behind them. You should be ashamed of yourself; I think you really crossed the line when you started making fun of others. I happen to be one of the "cows" you referred to in your last rant. Shame on you.

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Fish41- I think it is you who needs to get the facts straight. Fact 1 - Ron was not forced out of the shop from what I've heard. Fact 2 - ISD prices are in line with other shops carrying same brand of equipment. Fact 3 - every ligitimate dive shop's prices are higher than leisure pro - Fact 4 - the bus company messed up the bus not ISD, the bus company took it upon themselves to send a smaller bus. I was standing there when the bus arrived and Joe immediately made a call to the company about it; they admitted their mistake and sent correct bus when we returned. Fact 5 - I've personally never seen Joe get upset for no reason - Fact 6 - the group was not singled out for stepping on coral just 1 person who wasn't certified by ISD - Fact 7 - the Truk trip was booked with Trip-n-Tour. It seems that it is you who doesn't know the facts. If you feel that your facts are all true then you should be a man and use your real name and stop hiding behind false ones. After reading all the negative reviews it seems to me that you are behind them. You should be ashamed of yourself; I think you really crossed the line when you started making fun of others. I happen to be one of the "cows" you referred to in your last rant. Shame on you.

Pros: product knowledge, variety, service

Cons: nothing comes to mind

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As WorldDiver69 states "Certainly a case for libel"... i say go for it.... after reading everyone of the reviews which span over 3 years... i don't think the owner has a leg to stand on. which review is false.... all of them -- or only ones he doesn't like-----------
1. that he screwed his former partner over --- fact ----
2, are his prices higher than most other dive shops ---- probably
3. are they higher than Leisure pro --- fact-----
4. did he screw up the bus trip on his bonaire trip ---- fact
5. Does he have a rep as a hot head --- fact---
6. was his dive group singled out for stepping on coral --- fact
7. Did he buy the truk trip from scott jenkins - fact
---- so MR " i just stumbled over this thread quite by accident",,,, RIGHT and i was born on the moon--- tell me which one "smells suspicious" -- As an IT executive... you must be a joke

go ahead---consider an indepth investigation into this matter...

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As WorldDiver69 states "Certainly a case for libel"... i say go for it.... after reading everyone of the reviews which span over 3 years... i don't think the owner has a leg to stand on. which review is false.... all of them -- or only ones he doesn't like-----------
1. that he screwed his former partner over --- fact ----
2, are his prices higher than most other dive shops ---- probably
3. are they higher than Leisure pro --- fact-----
4. did he screw up the bus trip on his bonaire trip ---- fact
5. Does he have a rep as a hot head --- fact---
6. was his dive group singled out for stepping on coral --- fact
7. Did he buy the truk trip from scott jenkins - fact
---- so MR " i just stumbled over this thread quite by accident",,,, RIGHT and i was born on the moon--- tell me which one "smells suspicious" -- As an IT executive... you must be a joke

go ahead---consider an indepth investigation into this matter...

Cons: Doesn't like to hear the FACTS

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We'd like to take the time to Thank all the BOZO's that contunue to buy our trips... we never knew there were that many Idiots in the area they we could continue to milk for our free vacations every few months. If the people would just look on the internet, they could save a bundle,,, thank god they don't... As i always say... "WE TRAVEL THE WORLD..... ON YOUR DIME" and i thought fish were dumb

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We'd like to take the time to Thank all the BOZO's that contunue to buy our trips... we never knew there were that many Idiots in the area they we could continue to milk for our free vacations every few months. If the people would just look on the internet, they could save a bundle,,, thank god they don't... As i always say... "WE TRAVEL THE WORLD..... ON YOUR DIME" and i thought fish were dumb

Pros: Be Real - There Ain't Any

Cons: Biggest Bunch of Cons i've ever seen

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Worst place to buy Scuba Gear - Owner told me that if i bought from LeisurePro , none of my stuff would have a warranty... that is a BOLD FACE LIE.... not only is LeisurePro lower than this RIP OFF shop, there 's no sales tax and free shipping.. you'll get your stuff faster from LeisurePro than ISD because ISD doesn't have a large stock and has to order anyway. Try to return anything to ISD ,,,,, you'll get the "STARE OF DEATH ",,, they really don't like returns...

With LeisurePro

1. Largest Dive Products Selection.
2. Best Price Match Guarantee
3.Easy Shopping( No Pressure)
4. Full Warranty Coverage on all Products
5.60/120 Day Return Policy
6.Outstanding Customer Service( Not a part Time Business created to get free trips)

so don't do business with rookies, go to LeisurePro ,com

If ISD says they are better than LeisurePro and they will... You have now met the biggest Liars in diving

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Worst place to buy Scuba Gear - Owner told me that if i bought from LeisurePro , none of my stuff would have a warranty... that is a BOLD FACE LIE.... not only is LeisurePro lower than this RIP OFF shop, there 's no sales tax and free shipping.. you'll get your stuff faster from LeisurePro than ISD because ISD doesn't have a large stock and has to order anyway. Try to return anything to ISD ,,,,, you'll get the "STARE OF DEATH ",,, they really don't like returns...

With LeisurePro

1. Largest Dive Products Selection.
2. Best Price Match Guarantee
3.Easy Shopping( No Pressure)
4. Full Warranty Coverage on all Products
5.60/120 Day Return Policy
6.Outstanding Customer Service( Not a part Time Business created to get free trips)

so don't do business with rookies, go to LeisurePro ,com

If ISD says they are better than LeisurePro and they will... You have now met the biggest Liars in diving

Pros: None i can think of

Cons: Place is the Pits

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Jcscuba101 states ? I really don't like complaints of the type he said she said. I 'd rather be confronted face to face? Are you kidding? this guy is a real psycho.. the name ?Mean Joe? just didn?t come from being tough on his dive students like he says,,, Ask his former partner in this dive business(Ron),,, Mean Joe did everything in his power to undermine what ever Ron did at the shop, Back talk and ridicule him to customers. When Ron would plan a dive trip, Mean Joe would tell potential travelers, his trip would be better and only boring(that?s being nice, he said worse) people go with Ron. When the trip failed to make any money or lost money,,, it was always Ron?s fault.. it eventually came to the point where Ron was bought(pushed) out of the business,, Mean Joe even talked about beating the guy up? If you?re looking for a good dive shop in the Southington area, try Bottom Time Scuba,,, some real nice( not Mean) people at that shop.

For excellent trip setup,,, try Pan Aqua In Brookfield,,, and they also service every type of scuba equipment fast and at a lower price than this place. Ask for Peter (owner)... they offer advanced Diving topics,,, like TriMix and ReBreathers... Wow,, a real man's diving shop

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Jcscuba101 states ? I really don't like complaints of the type he said she said. I 'd rather be confronted face to face? Are you kidding? this guy is a real psycho.. the name ?Mean Joe? just didn?t come from being tough on his dive students like he says,,, Ask his former partner in this dive business(Ron),,, Mean Joe did everything in his power to undermine what ever Ron did at the shop, Back talk and ridicule him to customers. When Ron would plan a dive trip, Mean Joe would tell potential travelers, his trip would be better and only boring(that?s being nice, he said worse) people go with Ron. When the trip failed to make any money or lost money,,, it was always Ron?s fault.. it eventually came to the point where Ron was bought(pushed) out of the business,, Mean Joe even talked about beating the guy up? If you?re looking for a good dive shop in the Southington area, try Bottom Time Scuba,,, some real nice( not Mean) people at that shop.

For excellent trip setup,,, try Pan Aqua In Brookfield,,, and they also service every type of scuba equipment fast and at a lower price than this place. Ask for Peter (owner)... they offer advanced Diving topics,,, like TriMix and ReBreathers... Wow,, a real man's diving shop

Pros: Never any waiting,,, place is always empty

Cons: Poor Customer Service

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Be Real,,,
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the last trip to the South Pacific(Truk Lagoon) wasn't even settup by this bozo outfit,,, it was purchased intact from Scuba Scott Jenkins... When Scott offers this trip to his clients,,, he throws in all kinds of goodies,, like a $250 regulator or something else to chose from, trip T-Shits, etc,,, ISD charged more for this trip and didn't give out anything.. in other words "Mean Joe " pocketed an extra 250-300 a person and also got a free trip for himself... this guy will rip off everyone he can.... he even added his own comments out here and rated himself as "Highly Recommeneded"' Glad he thinks so,,, NOT
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Don't even think of getting a deal on equipment from this pirate ,,, please look around,,, Central Sales in Thomaston has Rock Bottom prices on great scuba equipment and they are FRIENDLY to boot,,
what a novel idea for a business.
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ISD = International Sissy Divers

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Be Real,,,
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the last trip to the South Pacific(Truk Lagoon) wasn't even settup by this bozo outfit,,, it was purchased intact from Scuba Scott Jenkins... When Scott offers this trip to his clients,,, he throws in all kinds of goodies,, like a $250 regulator or something else to chose from, trip T-Shits, etc,,, ISD charged more for this trip and didn't give out anything.. in other words "Mean Joe " pocketed an extra 250-300 a person and also got a free trip for himself... this guy will rip off everyone he can.... he even added his own comments out here and rated himself as "Highly Recommeneded"' Glad he thinks so,,, NOT
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Don't even think of getting a deal on equipment from this pirate ,,, please look around,,, Central Sales in Thomaston has Rock Bottom prices on great scuba equipment and they are FRIENDLY to boot,,
what a novel idea for a business.
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ISD = International Sissy Divers

Pros: Biggest BS'ers in Diving , Good parking cause not too many people go here

Cons: just a bad place to do business with,,,

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I've been a customer of International Scuba Diving for as long as they have been in business. Whenever I need a new piece of equipment or need to upgrade some of my old scuba gear, I buy from International Scuba Diving. I have found their prices to be comparable to other shops and the owner is very helpful in assisting me in purchasing the right equipment to meet my individual diving needs. As for service, I have never had a bad experience with getting my equipment serviced at ISD and will continue to have my gear serviced there and no where else.
ISD does travel the world. Some of my most memorable dive adventures have occurred on trips run by ISD. I have traveled to the South Pacific, South America, Central America and all through the Caribbean. Each trip has been fun, well planned out and exciting. I'm really looking forward to my next ISD dive trip.

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I've been a customer of International Scuba Diving for as long as they have been in business. Whenever I need a new piece of equipment or need to upgrade some of my old scuba gear, I buy from International Scuba Diving. I have found their prices to be comparable to other shops and the owner is very helpful in assisting me in purchasing the right equipment to meet my individual diving needs. As for service, I have never had a bad experience with getting my equipment serviced at ISD and will continue to have my gear serviced there and no where else.
ISD does travel the world. Some of my most memorable dive adventures have occurred on trips run by ISD. I have traveled to the South Pacific, South America, Central America and all through the Caribbean. Each trip has been fun, well planned out and exciting. I'm really looking forward to my next ISD dive trip.

Pros: Excellent service and the best dive trips.

Cons: None

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THE TRAINING I RECIEVED AT INTERNATIONAL SCUBA WAS OUTSTANDING. THE COMBINATION OF CLASSWORK AND POOLTIME WAS DEFINITLY A GOOD MIX. I DID MY OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION IN NASSAU AND HAD NO PROBLEM PERFORMING ALL SKILLS REQUIRED. OTHER MEMBERS OF MY CERTIFICATION CLASS WHO HAD TRAINING , REALLY DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON MOST SKILLS. I ALSO HAD TO RETAKE THE CERT TEST, (NAUI VS PADI) AND HAD NO PROBLEM PASSING.
THE EQUIPMENT I PURCHASE AT THE DIVE SHOP IS TOP OF THE LINE. I HAVE HAD MANY COMPLIMENTS FROM VARIOUS DIVE GUIDES AS TO THE QUALITY. THEY HAVE EVEN ASKED ME HOW I LIKE IT AS THEY WANT TO PURCHASE THE SAME GEAR.
I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RECOMMEND THIS DIVE SHOP, AND I HAVE SEVERAL TIMES.

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THE TRAINING I RECIEVED AT INTERNATIONAL SCUBA WAS OUTSTANDING. THE COMBINATION OF CLASSWORK AND POOLTIME WAS DEFINITLY A GOOD MIX. I DID MY OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION IN NASSAU AND HAD NO PROBLEM PERFORMING ALL SKILLS REQUIRED. OTHER MEMBERS OF MY CERTIFICATION CLASS WHO HAD TRAINING , REALLY DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON MOST SKILLS. I ALSO HAD TO RETAKE THE CERT TEST, (NAUI VS PADI) AND HAD NO PROBLEM PASSING.
THE EQUIPMENT I PURCHASE AT THE DIVE SHOP IS TOP OF THE LINE. I HAVE HAD MANY COMPLIMENTS FROM VARIOUS DIVE GUIDES AS TO THE QUALITY. THEY HAVE EVEN ASKED ME HOW I LIKE IT AS THEY WANT TO PURCHASE THE SAME GEAR.
I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RECOMMEND THIS DIVE SHOP, AND I HAVE SEVERAL TIMES.

Pros: THOROUGH TRAINING

Cons: NONE

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I would like to take a minute and respond to there views I realy don't like complaints of the type he said she said. I 'd rather be confronted face to face but since the reviews don't leave any emails to get a responce

Travelgirl said 2006 she was on our trip and we had the wrong bus poor planning. We spoke with the owner of the bus company earlier in the day he reasured us that everything was all set. The dispatch took it upon himself to send a smaller bus. I was on the phone with the owner there wasn't anything I could do at 4:00 in the morning .We had a barbeque at the resort for everyone to try and make up for the problem.

Scubagirl said she brought her gear in for tune up and complained of thr price. I try to be competive and usually I am in line with the other shops. What do you want the other shop to say that their not lower priced or that we aren't fair priced . I do 100 to 150 tune up a year and may have I person complain about price or service usually its someone that dosen't bring their gear in for yearlly service.

Scubaking I got the name meanjoe from teaching 20 years ago because I wouldn't let someone slide by doing their pool skills. I'd rather make them do it over and over till they got it right. All shops travel on profits.

Melodysinger I don't know who you are but we don't use video for our class . If you were in my class you would know that we use slides and lectures plus and a final test. If someone has a problem with the dive class lecture or dive tables I offer for anyone to come in and sit down spend a night or 2 if needed to understand the material. In all the 30 years I have had only one person fail on open water and no has failed to finish the class work. I try to get divers ready for open water and to be safe on their dives.If some one puts effort in I'll be there to help them along.

To end this Review I would like to have anyone contact me.

Joe Cherubini Naui #25808

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I would like to take a minute and respond to there views I realy don't like complaints of the type he said she said. I 'd rather be confronted face to face but since the reviews don't leave any emails to get a responce

Travelgirl said 2006 she was on our trip and we had the wrong bus poor planning. We spoke with the owner of the bus company earlier in the day he reasured us that everything was all set. The dispatch took it upon himself to send a smaller bus. I was on the phone with the owner there wasn't anything I could do at 4:00 in the morning .We had a barbeque at the resort for everyone to try and make up for the problem.

Scubagirl said she brought her gear in for tune up and complained of thr price. I try to be competive and usually I am in line with the other shops. What do you want the other shop to say that their not lower priced or that we aren't fair priced . I do 100 to 150 tune up a year and may have I person complain about price or service usually its someone that dosen't bring their gear in for yearlly service.

Scubaking I got the name meanjoe from teaching 20 years ago because I wouldn't let someone slide by doing their pool skills. I'd rather make them do it over and over till they got it right. All shops travel on profits.

Melodysinger I don't know who you are but we don't use video for our class . If you were in my class you would know that we use slides and lectures plus and a final test. If someone has a problem with the dive class lecture or dive tables I offer for anyone to come in and sit down spend a night or 2 if needed to understand the material. In all the 30 years I have had only one person fail on open water and no has failed to finish the class work. I try to get divers ready for open water and to be safe on their dives.If some one puts effort in I'll be there to help them along.

To end this Review I would like to have anyone contact me.

Joe Cherubini Naui #25808

Pros: Always ready to help

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i took a trip with International Scuba to Bonaire in 2006. They made plans for our whole group to be able to take a bus to Newark Airport. When the bus arrived, it wasn't large enough for the entire group and all of our luggage. We ended up piling our luggage down the isles and sitting on it for the 2 hour ride to the airport. Don't you think someone should have verified with the bus company, the number of people that they would be transporting... The wife of the Dive Shop Owner is the Travel Agent,,, they sure don't mind traveling for free on our BUCK... think they would make sure our trip didn't have any problems...

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i took a trip with International Scuba to Bonaire in 2006. They made plans for our whole group to be able to take a bus to Newark Airport. When the bus arrived, it wasn't large enough for the entire group and all of our luggage. We ended up piling our luggage down the isles and sitting on it for the 2 hour ride to the airport. Don't you think someone should have verified with the bus company, the number of people that they would be transporting... The wife of the Dive Shop Owner is the Travel Agent,,, they sure don't mind traveling for free on our BUCK... think they would make sure our trip didn't have any problems...

Pros: Are you Kidding

Cons: Need a Pro for Planning Group Trips,, Not some Princess

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Had annual service done to my regulator. When i go the bill.. it was almost as much as buying a new one... when i tested it out it leaked,,, when i asked the owmer of the shop what he did to warrant such a high price,, he got mad and told me me i hadn't taken proper care of it,, which was total BS... and told me if i didn't like it to find another shop to repair it,,, which i did,,, that shop told me that International scuba had a reputation of over charging customers . The owner also has a reputation for being a bully.

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Had annual service done to my regulator. When i go the bill.. it was almost as much as buying a new one... when i tested it out it leaked,,, when i asked the owmer of the shop what he did to warrant such a high price,, he got mad and told me me i hadn't taken proper care of it,, which was total BS... and told me if i didn't like it to find another shop to repair it,,, which i did,,, that shop told me that International scuba had a reputation of over charging customers . The owner also has a reputation for being a bully.

Pros: None

Cons: crooks

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I got hooked on scuba diving when I tried a beginners class on a trip to Cancun....in Mexico it was an hour in class, an hour in the pool, then off we went to the ocean. When I tried to do the same thing in Myrtle Beach a year later, I was told that to dive in the US, you need to be certified to do so! So, off I went to International Scuba. After 40 hours of classroom training (every Tuesday night for several weeks) and about 6 hours training at the local YMCA pool, and then a few ocean excursions, including an overnight trip to Rhode Island, I was certified and ready to go..and MUCH better prepared than my little daytrip-dive in Mexico. I was ready to handle any underwater emergency. While taking my advance training class, which involved underwater navigation skills by compass, we were about 40 feet down in a pitch black lake with just a few feet of visibility, when my dive partner accidentally kicked me with her flipper, knocking off my face mask and regulator. Thanks to our extensive pool training, I knew how to handle this emergency, and calmly retrieved my mask and replaced my regulator as I was taught. It was instinctive and automatic how I reacted, thanks to the repeated practicing of just this situation every week in the pool. If that had happened in Mexico, I'm sure I would have probably panicked and raced to the surface...never a good idea when diving! Now I am comfortable diving whenever and wherever I am on vacation, and I owe it to the great training I got at International Scuba!

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I got hooked on scuba diving when I tried a beginners class on a trip to Cancun....in Mexico it was an hour in class, an hour in the pool, then off we went to the ocean. When I tried to do the same thing in Myrtle Beach a year later, I was told that to dive in the US, you need to be certified to do so! So, off I went to International Scuba. After 40 hours of classroom training (every Tuesday night for several weeks) and about 6 hours training at the local YMCA pool, and then a few ocean excursions, including an overnight trip to Rhode Island, I was certified and ready to go..and MUCH better prepared than my little daytrip-dive in Mexico. I was ready to handle any underwater emergency. While taking my advance training class, which involved underwater navigation skills by compass, we were about 40 feet down in a pitch black lake with just a few feet of visibility, when my dive partner accidentally kicked me with her flipper, knocking off my face mask and regulator. Thanks to our extensive pool training, I knew how to handle this emergency, and calmly retrieved my mask and replaced my regulator as I was taught. It was instinctive and automatic how I reacted, thanks to the repeated practicing of just this situation every week in the pool. If that had happened in Mexico, I'm sure I would have probably panicked and raced to the surface...never a good idea when diving! Now I am comfortable diving whenever and wherever I am on vacation, and I owe it to the great training I got at International Scuba!

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Ever wonder why a person gets a name like "Mean Joe"... meet the owner of this place...
Their motto is "We Dive The World"... but its on everyone elses dime...

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Ever wonder why a person gets a name like "Mean Joe"... meet the owner of this place...
Their motto is "We Dive The World"... but its on everyone elses dime...

Pros: None

Cons: Inflated Prices, personality

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Worse class of anything i ever took.... you can tell .. all this place is looking for is,,, making as much money for as little work as possible. was going to get my family involved with Scuba,,, but not taking lessons from this shop...

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Worse class of anything i ever took.... you can tell .. all this place is looking for is,,, making as much money for as little work as possible. was going to get my family involved with Scuba,,, but not taking lessons from this shop...

Pros: real clowns

Cons: waste of time, expensive, Bad Instructors

 

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