Ocean Horizons Scuba Inc

★★★★★
  • 861 71ST St

    Brooklyn, NY 11228

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  • 718-833-0366

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I read so many great reviews of this place and, after taking a class, found them all to be true! The class is so much fun and the instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate. I came out of it fully prepared to scruba dive. I

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I read so many great reviews of this place and, after taking a class, found them all to be true! The class is so much fun and the instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate. I came out of it fully prepared to scruba dive. I

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My wife and I had talked about trying scuba diving for years and she surprised me with classes for my birthday last year (BEST. GIFT. EVER.) She and her sister are obsessive researchers and planners, and after hours of online searching, it

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My wife and I had talked about trying scuba diving for years and she surprised me with classes for my birthday last year (BEST. GIFT. EVER.) She and her sister are obsessive researchers and planners, and after hours of online searching, it

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I loved learning with Ocean Horizons! I was a young girl when my dad got me interested in Scuba Diving and i loved it from the moment i started the classes. Paul was my instructor along with other very experienced divers and they were nothing but nice and really knowledgeable. I always felt extremely safe with my instructor and his assistants and his dive buddy Neno. The entire experience was all worth it because now i travel with them yearly on a Scuba trip and each year i feel that i get a little bit better. They are very experienced and can really offer a lot of help. They gave lectures and time to dive all in the same day. We even took tests which really helped because you do have to know the material so you don't hurt yourself or your buddy. Honestly this group is great to work with and they really make you feel comfortable. I would choose them all over again if i had to. :-D

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I loved learning with Ocean Horizons! I was a young girl when my dad got me interested in Scuba Diving and i loved it from the moment i started the classes. Paul was my instructor along with other very experienced divers and they were nothing but nice and really knowledgeable. I always felt extremely safe with my instructor and his assistants and his dive buddy Neno. The entire experience was all worth it because now i travel with them yearly on a Scuba trip and each year i feel that i get a little bit better. They are very experienced and can really offer a lot of help. They gave lectures and time to dive all in the same day. We even took tests which really helped because you do have to know the material so you don't hurt yourself or your buddy. Honestly this group is great to work with and they really make you feel comfortable. I would choose them all over again if i had to. :-D

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As owner of Ocean Horizons Scuba, I have been teaching Scuba in Bklyn for well over 20 yrs. Over that period of time, I don't ever recall teaching scuba or selling scuba equipment to " Wndi Fisher ".
Beware of competition that needs to put others down to boost their own image. That is not professional at all.
So if you are interested in Learning to Dive, give us a call, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have and to assist you any way we can.
Paul

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★★★★★

As owner of Ocean Horizons Scuba, I have been teaching Scuba in Bklyn for well over 20 yrs. Over that period of time, I don't ever recall teaching scuba or selling scuba equipment to " Wndi Fisher ".
Beware of competition that needs to put others down to boost their own image. That is not professional at all.
So if you are interested in Learning to Dive, give us a call, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have and to assist you any way we can.
Paul

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I completed my Open Water certification through OCEAN HORIZONS and have nothing but accolades to say of them. A very close friend of mine originally referred them to me. The instructors have been diving for over 30 years and are still very active in this recreational sport.

In my opinion, what makes them really stand out is their integrity. Unlike many other outfits, which are typically run by full-time retail dive shops, they do not peddle dive equipment to newly certified students. In other words, they do not rush you through the course just so that they can sell you a bunch of stuff (a dirty little secret in the SCUBA business). Two of their main instructors are recently retired NY firefighters. Not only are they friendly, patient, and confidence inspiring, they are very safety oriented.

Classes include 6 sessions in the pool. If you feel you need more practice you are welcome to show up at their other scheduled classes, without additional cost. There may be places that offer "certification" in less time, but they do this by handing you DVDs to take home for self study and provide very little pool time, if at all. Trust me on this, you don't want to take any shortcuts in proper SCUBA instruction. Speak to any experienced SCUBA diver, and they will give you the same advice.

In order to complete your certification, you will need to perform skills assessments in open water (ie - not a pool). They can provide you a referral certificate so that you can complete it while on a diving vacation in warmer waters. If you don't mind performing this in cold water, for about $150 (outside the normal course fee), they will provide wetsuits, air tanks and all other gear to complete the necessary dives at Dutch Springs, PA.

All in all, I recommend OCEAN HORIZONS whole heartedly. They will gladly take up a conversation with you and answer any questions you may have about SCUBA. No pressure sales tactics, or double talk. Just a good bunch of stand up guys.

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★★★★★

I completed my Open Water certification through OCEAN HORIZONS and have nothing but accolades to say of them. A very close friend of mine originally referred them to me. The instructors have been diving for over 30 years and are still very active in this recreational sport.

In my opinion, what makes them really stand out is their integrity. Unlike many other outfits, which are typically run by full-time retail dive shops, they do not peddle dive equipment to newly certified students. In other words, they do not rush you through the course just so that they can sell you a bunch of stuff (a dirty little secret in the SCUBA business). Two of their main instructors are recently retired NY firefighters. Not only are they friendly, patient, and confidence inspiring, they are very safety oriented.

Classes include 6 sessions in the pool. If you feel you need more practice you are welcome to show up at their other scheduled classes, without additional cost. There may be places that offer "certification" in less time, but they do this by handing you DVDs to take home for self study and provide very little pool time, if at all. Trust me on this, you don't want to take any shortcuts in proper SCUBA instruction. Speak to any experienced SCUBA diver, and they will give you the same advice.

In order to complete your certification, you will need to perform skills assessments in open water (ie - not a pool). They can provide you a referral certificate so that you can complete it while on a diving vacation in warmer waters. If you don't mind performing this in cold water, for about $150 (outside the normal course fee), they will provide wetsuits, air tanks and all other gear to complete the necessary dives at Dutch Springs, PA.

All in all, I recommend OCEAN HORIZONS whole heartedly. They will gladly take up a conversation with you and answer any questions you may have about SCUBA. No pressure sales tactics, or double talk. Just a good bunch of stand up guys.

Pros: experienced instructors. safety oriented and professional.

Cons: parking at 9th St YMCA is scant, better at Ft. Hamilton if available

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They are friendly and they seem to try hard. I wish them well, even if they tend to be a little too macho. But now that I am an experienced scuba diver, they would not be my first choice. I though I was saving money. It turns out I had to get some retraining and I had to replace most of the equipment they sold me. I think they try to do the right thing, but they are just not professional enough and not experienced as trainers and teachers. They are divers who love diving and think that is all they need to be in business. Wrong. Look for someplace that has been in business a long time and has an established following. It is not right for me to promote another business here, but if you look around Brooklyn you will find the right place. And you will know it when you find it. By all means, become a scuba diver. It is great! Wendy F.

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★★☆☆☆

They are friendly and they seem to try hard. I wish them well, even if they tend to be a little too macho. But now that I am an experienced scuba diver, they would not be my first choice. I though I was saving money. It turns out I had to get some retraining and I had to replace most of the equipment they sold me. I think they try to do the right thing, but they are just not professional enough and not experienced as trainers and teachers. They are divers who love diving and think that is all they need to be in business. Wrong. Look for someplace that has been in business a long time and has an established following. It is not right for me to promote another business here, but if you look around Brooklyn you will find the right place. And you will know it when you find it. By all means, become a scuba diver. It is great! Wendy F.

Pros: Friendly & Cheap

Cons: You get what you pay for, and you need better

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These guys offer several packages depending on what you want to do. I choose the basic beginner package so that I can get a feel of actually learning how to scuba dive. They classroom instruction first, and then you graduate and try the diving in a deep pool. The instructors were friendly and they offered great advice for begineers like me. Good school. Prices are reasonable.

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★★★★☆

These guys offer several packages depending on what you want to do. I choose the basic beginner package so that I can get a feel of actually learning how to scuba dive. They classroom instruction first, and then you graduate and try the diving in a deep pool. The instructors were friendly and they offered great advice for begineers like me. Good school. Prices are reasonable.

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