Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Discuss sporting topics. Game announcements, sports talk and events.
Post Reply
mjoll
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:25 pm

Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by mjoll » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:02 pm

Help.

sukelluskeskus.fi in Tampere is real expensive.

Just for the first course its 460e. OPEN WATER ONE (and thats only swiming pool lessons)!
+ about 220e for the equipment, gloves boots fins mask & snorkel.

I know its an expensive sport... BUT..

Are there any SCUBA divers in Finland that can recommend a more affordable way?



Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Sponsor:

Finland Forum Ad-O-Matic
 

User avatar
Pursuivant
Posts: 15094
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:51 am
Location: Bath & Wells

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by Pursuivant » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:43 pm

Yes, go abroad. Water is warmer too. :lol:
"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."


interleukin
Posts: 2360
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:46 pm
Location: Stockholm

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by interleukin » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:29 am

220e for gear in a beginner's course? When I did a course like that, we borrowed used gear/it was part of the course fee. Crazy to start buying stuff when half of the course members probably will never go on any kind of dives after the end of the course.
Image
Image


zax
Posts: 318
Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 2:27 pm
Location: Espoo

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by zax » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:22 pm

If you need a drysuit I'll sell you mine for a good price, help you save a little :)


mjoll
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:25 pm

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by mjoll » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:29 pm

zax wrote:If you need a drysuit I'll sell you mine for a good price, help you save a little :)
Do you have a picture of it... And what size, make, condition and price.

But thanks for the offer - its gotta be better than the price in Tampere.


zax
Posts: 318
Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 2:27 pm
Location: Espoo

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by zax » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:25 pm

Details:

Body Glove epic 420 - polyester trilaminate. Boots, hood, latex neck % cuffs. Two thigh pockets, shoulder zip. Size XL - 194 -> 200cm, boot size up to 47.

Comes with storage bag, a nice fluffy undersuit and a couple of pairs of gloves :) I'm 200cm and it fits me nicely with a little room to spare. If it's your size feel free to make an offer!


irvman
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:02 am

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by irvman » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:04 pm

Keep your credit card open for last minute flights to Thailand. You get a trip and you can get certified there. My Finnish friend did it that way. Why get in the cold water here when there are far better places to see underwater.


zax
Posts: 318
Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 2:27 pm
Location: Espoo

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by zax » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:05 am

That said, when you do go on that sunny holiday dive trip and the divemaster asks "where was your last dive" it's quite cool to be able to say "Finland, under 60cm of ice" :)


ssg007
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:32 am

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by ssg007 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:24 pm

Hello,

You are very welcome to our paradise- Sri Lanka for scuba diving... I am sure you would love the corals and the sea life without a doubt... The lessons cost almost half of what you pay in Finland... I will poke you next time when I go home and you are very welcome to join :)


Redshift
Posts: 57
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:48 pm
Location: Espoo

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by Redshift » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:32 pm

Haven't done any training here, but that does seem a bit expensive. One often cheaper option is to find a CMAS club. The instruction is considerably cheaper although probably they won't have much gear to lent / rent, but that you can get from a dive centre.


User avatar
onkko
Posts: 4827
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:24 am
Location: kemijärvi

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by onkko » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:08 pm

mjoll wrote: Just for the first course its 460e. OPEN WATER ONE (and thats only swiming pool lessons)!
+ about 220e for the equipment, gloves boots fins mask & snorkel.
Well i checked their page and that 460e open water one includes 4 open water dives. Also price includes gear exluding gloves, snorkel, mask and "swimfin" where you choose most expensive ones they offer, you can choose 85e one or buy it from somewhere else.
Caesare weold Graecum, ond Caelic Finnum


Redshift
Posts: 57
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:48 pm
Location: Espoo

Re: Any SCUBA divers here - Its so expensive...

Post by Redshift » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:21 pm

This topic went on stand-by last year, but the ice is gone and the weather improving. Anyone diving?


Post Reply