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    Aloha Everyone,

    The Holiday Season is coming and we welcome ALL Rebreather divers thinking about visiting the Hawaiian Islands to contact us for great pricing on Rebreather unit Rentals and Boat dives!

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    Re: CCR Diving in Hawaii

    If I had a genie I would wish to be just half as impervious to/oblivious of my own shortcomings and criticisms.

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    Re: CCR Diving in Hawaii

    Never going to happen. Definitely so with another outfit.

    Impervious to criticism. That's good, Oya.

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    Re: CCR Diving in Hawaii

    All press is good press they say!

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    New to RBW and CCR, I have been an "old-school" diver (rec, scientific, then tech) for over two decades so I was exposed to a number of stores and instructors while working in a few countries. I had an awesome experience with Ocean Legends this summer so I felt like sharing. D. Fox got back to me by email then phone right after I contacted Ocean Legends about a possible training this summer. I'm a family man and we were visiting friends so CCR training wasn't my only priority in Oahu. Not only D. Fox went out of his way to make my training possible but he also worked out his schedule to fit mine once I was in Oahu (my wife is fantastic but doesn't dive, and my 4-yr old daughter doesn't dive... yet!). The (air-diluent deco) training cost wasn't on the cheap side but I got a discount... and I was more than pleased when he announced me that it was going to be a one-one-one course after all. I always do my homework before any training so I got there mentally overloaded about CCR skills and equipment. We started with a thorough sit-down about the why and how, which I expect from any good tech instructor. D. Fox went on to deconstruct some of the things that I learned or heard about CCR and tech diving in general. I'm a scientist so I have tendency to take anything with a grain of salt but I must say that his approach made a lot of sense. Putting gear together the day before or the same day before dawn, I got a large daily ration of equipment assembly/calibration and check-lists... which made my pre-dive preparation much more enjoyable on deck. D. Fox easily worked out the usual glitches related diving logistics and I had so much fun underwater that I will most likely sign up with him for mixed gas training as soon as I am eligible... and prepared to succeed! I heard of a couple of students failing his classes because of poor preparation or over-inflated ego. We all agree that such factors go against anything we know about safety. I recommended D. Fox to some of my diving buddies (the ones who are fit for CCR). Darren is definitely outgoing and he has no problem switching hats between training and business. To potential students, my advice is to be upfront about your budget, time line, and expectations; but do your homework, keep your ego in check, and expect positive criticism. During training, I like to have fun, be overloaded, and taken off guard so I progress as swiftly and safely as possible. D. Fox definitely fitted that bill.

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    Re: CCR Diving in Hawaii

    Quote Originally Posted by tech33  View Original Post
    New to RBW and CCR, I have been an "old-school" diver (rec, scientific, then tech) for over two decades so I was exposed to a number of stores and instructors while working in a few countries. I had an awesome experience with Ocean Legends this summer so I felt like sharing. D. Fox got back to me by email then phone right after I contacted Ocean Legends about a possible training this summer. I'm a family man and we were visiting friends so CCR training wasn't my only priority in Oahu. Not only D. Fox went out of his way to make my training possible but he also worked out his schedule to fit mine once I was in Oahu (my wife is fantastic but doesn't dive, and my 4-yr old daughter doesn't dive... yet!). The (air-diluent deco) training cost wasn't on the cheap side but I got a discount... and I was more than pleased when he announced me that it was going to be a one-one-one course after all. I always do my homework before any training so I got there mentally overloaded about CCR skills and equipment. We started with a thorough sit-down about the why and how, which I expect from any good tech instructor. D. Fox went on to deconstruct some of the things that I learned or heard about CCR and tech diving in general. I'm a scientist so I have tendency to take anything with a grain of salt but I must say that his approach made a lot of sense. Putting gear together the day before or the same day before dawn, I got a large daily ration of equipment assembly/calibration and check-lists... which made my pre-dive preparation much more enjoyable on deck. D. Fox easily worked out the usual glitches related diving logistics and I had so much fun underwater that I will most likely sign up with him for mixed gas training as soon as I am eligible... and prepared to succeed! I heard of a couple of students failing his classes because of poor preparation or over-inflated ego. We all agree that such factors go against anything we know about safety. I recommended D. Fox to some of my diving buddies (the ones who are fit for CCR). Darren is definitely outgoing and he has no problem switching hats between training and business. To potential students, my advice is to be upfront about your budget, time line, and expectations; but do your homework, keep your ego in check, and expect positive criticism. During training, I like to have fun, be overloaded, and taken off guard so I progress as swiftly and safely as possible. D. Fox definitely fitted that bill.

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    Re: CCR Diving in Hawaii

    Quote Originally Posted by tech33  View Original Post
    New to RBW and CCR, I have been an "old-school" diver (rec, scientific, then tech) for over two decades so I was exposed to a number of stores and instructors while working in a few countries. I had an awesome experience with Ocean Legends this summer so I felt like sharing. D. Fox got back to me by email then phone right after I contacted Ocean Legends about a possible training this summer. I'm a family man and we were visiting friends so CCR training wasn't my only priority in Oahu. Not only D. Fox went out of his way to make my training possible but he also worked out his schedule to fit mine once I was in Oahu (my wife is fantastic but doesn't dive, and my 4-yr old daughter doesn't dive... yet!). The (air-diluent deco) training cost wasn't on the cheap side but I got a discount... and I was more than pleased when he announced me that it was going to be a one-one-one course after all. I always do my homework before any training so I got there mentally overloaded about CCR skills and equipment. We started with a thorough sit-down about the why and how, which I expect from any good tech instructor. D. Fox went on to deconstruct some of the things that I learned or heard about CCR and tech diving in general. I'm a scientist so I have tendency to take anything with a grain of salt but I must say that his approach made a lot of sense. Putting gear together the day before or the same day before dawn, I got a large daily ration of equipment assembly/calibration and check-lists... which made my pre-dive preparation much more enjoyable on deck. D. Fox easily worked out the usual glitches related diving logistics and I had so much fun underwater that I will most likely sign up with him for mixed gas training as soon as I am eligible... and prepared to succeed! I heard of a couple of students failing his classes because of poor preparation or over-inflated ego. We all agree that such factors go against anything we know about safety. I recommended D. Fox to some of my diving buddies (the ones who are fit for CCR). Darren is definitely outgoing and he has no problem switching hats between training and business. To potential students, my advice is to be upfront about your budget, time line, and expectations; but do your homework, keep your ego in check, and expect positive criticism. During training, I like to have fun, be overloaded, and taken off guard so I progress as swiftly and safely as possible. D. Fox definitely fitted that bill.

    Nice to hear...
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    Re: CCR Diving in Hawaii

    I really hate to be the stick-in-the-mud here and I hope that I am completely wrong, but I just can not help but feel there is a sock puppet. Think about it, first post from a brand new member just in time to support an operation that has received a bad review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsix36  View Original Post
    I really hate to be the stick-in-the-mud here and I hope that I am completely wrong, but I just can not help but feel there is a sock puppet. Think about it, first post from a brand new member just in time to support an operation that has received a bad review.
    Aloha RBW member,

    We can assure you along with every member out there on this forum to come visit our facility and see how we Teach, Train, and Educate Rebreather divers. We are proud of our Facility and our Product. We do our best to make customers happy.

    Please make sure to visit us when you visit the Hawaiian Islands. We welcome all.

    Warm Aloha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsix36  View Original Post
    I really hate to be the stick-in-the-mud here and I hope that I am completely wrong, but I just can not help but feel there is a sock puppet. Think about it, first post from a brand new member just in time to support an operation that has received a bad review.
    +1...

    and why so many new posts from Ocean Legends after the bashing over flogging a new guy with equipment and training rip offs???? I seem to remember hearing that Daren left here and went to the "deco stop" forum because "the RBW community sucked." That's verbatim, I heard it myself in person from him, in O'hau.

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