General/Local Info

Course:

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The hyperbaric chamber room where classes will be held is located at 98840 Overseas Highway (U.S. Highway 1) in Key Largo, Florida, approximately one mile south of the Holiday Inn and Marina del Mar Resort. The dress code for class (and most places in the Keys) is casual, although some upscale restaurants may require men to wear slacks and collared shirts for dinner.

Please note that you will need a calculator for use in the classroom. All other materials, books, and information will be furnished.  The ancillary items listed on the bottom of the registration form are NOT included – CME UHMS application form filing fee ($25.00), PADI Chamber Awareness Program Certification card ($25.00), NITROX Certification card ($25.00), IBUM DMT Certification ($115.00), IBUM DMO/DMP Certification ($125.00).

Accommodations:

For those bringing your family with you, I recommend the Holiday Inn, Marina del Mar, or the Bayside Inn as they have a “Keysey” tropical feel and are family oriented. They have swimming pools, whirlpools, and a large Tiki bar, and are also located within walking distance of indoor and outdoor restaurants. Be sure to ask for the Hyperbaric Course Rate when making your reservation! The Marina del Mar and Holiday Inn are located on a large canal with SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and fishing charters nearby. You can find contact information and links to these, and other local hotels, by clicking on the Lodging tab. You can also compare rates and research lodging options on your favorite travel site (Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Trivago, etc.), or search Air B&B for Key Largo, Florida.

For those who will not have a car while attending class, the Key Largo Inn is only 0.4 miles from our classroom, their phone number is (305)451-2478.

Things to Do:

Dolphins Plus is also located nearby and offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins, as well as several “dry” options for interacting with dolphins. Please make reservations in advance by contacting them directly at (305)451-1993.

Dives made in the recompression chamber (not required) seldom leave a repetitive group letter that would contraindicate students making recreational water dives. We do recommend that students who wish to dive our beautiful reefs arrive a few days early and/or stay a few days after the end of class, although there may be a chance for an afternoon or night dive during the program. Please be aware that the Keys are by structure coral, and there are no natural beaches here; you must go out on a boat to enjoy our reefs.

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