As a follow up to the post below. I continue to dive with an amazing and diverse group of people all associated with SSA montclair. My love for the sport continues to grow. I have furthered my diving education through SSA with classes on safe air, night diving etc. I have begun taking pictures of the beauty around me when I dive so I can share with all of my non-diving friends. I continue to enjoy the great community of people who have learned and continue to dive through this business. I have met a lot of people who have learned to dive, got certified and subsequently dropped. Because they have no people to dive with they don’t dive. This does not happen at SSA. As a side note I have seen recent reviews regarding respect for wildlife and this Business. I have been counseled over and over about the importance of respecting and preserving the underwater environment in my time here. To be fair I am not a hunter, I do not take hunting or spear fishing classes. I can however say without a doubt, in the standard diver training awareness of the oceanic environment is taught and respect for the same is an expected code of conduct. I have waited 6 months to form my opinion and write this review. When I first arrived for the discover scuba classes I didn’t know what to expect. Everything was foreign to me from the gear to the terms. I had read some reviews that concerned me, but I thought I would proceed and formulate my own opinion. I am glad I did! After committing to the classes with my two sons ages 15 and 11 we purchased the basic gear required. Snorkel, mouth guards, fins, etc. I noted that scuba gear wasn’t the cheapest, but after much research I found all the gear recommended to me was both rated by people within the community as quality, and the cost was inline with everywhere else I researched. The staff was always very energetic and the lessons were great. In the middle of the training my eldest son decided he was too busy with high school and his extracurricular’s to continue. The staff at SSA fully refunded his tuition with no hassle even though his departure was his decision and of no fault of theirs. The people at SSA Montclair were a class act. After a period of time we passed our courses and we were ready to get on a boat, jump in the drink and give it a go. After doing a few drills in the ocean with our instructor Rusty we were ready for our first dive. As a father I was less nervous about myself than my 11 year old son. I will never forget going under on scuba and watching Rusty quite literally hold my sons hand while swimming underwater and guiding him around. Showing him bat rays, fish and a host of other sea life. The look of astonishment and joy on my sons face when we surfaced was something i will remember for a lifetime. The care Rusty took with my son was remarkable. This is a moment my son and I will always cherish and SSA Montclair made it possible. My son did not finish his certification that trip. He could not clear his ears on subsequent dive attempts. Because of the training he received he recognized this and did not force the dive and possibly injure himself. For the past six months SSA Montclair has made their pool and equipment available to my son and I to help him reach his goal of certification. They have never asked me for a penny for this service. I did certify that trip and have 11 incredible Dives so far. This experience has proven to me that the gear I was told to purchase was quality, reliable and has made diving so enjoyable. Another part of SSA Montclair that stands out is they make a very real attempt to include you in the community of diving. Pot lucks, social clubs, parties and events. All geared to include you in a community of people who enjoy diving. After six months of experience I am confident to say that If your are looking to learn to Dive alone or in a group. Adults or with your children this is in my opinion a top notch establishment.