Get certified here!!!.
My two sisters and one teenage nephew recently got certified with Dive Utah. In short-- we loved loved loved them!
We chose them because we had only a couple of weeks until we left to Hawaii and they were not only able accommodate us, but gave us our own private group and we even got to choose the schedule. We had a couple who were also in a huge hurry to get certified that joined us, but Dive Utah was even kind enough to call and ask if it was cool with us before adding people to our group.
Every single person I interacted with, from the very first call to our final dive, was extremely professional and kind.
Dave (I think that's his name,) that set up the lessons, was so friendly! It was actually about the fourth dive center I called, but I had no luck with all the previous places. They either couldn't fit us in or had schedules that wouldn't work for us. I was starting to think we wouldn't be able to get certified in time, but Dave was so cool, he completely put me at ease.
McCall, our instructor, was absolutely wonderful. Thanks to him our group really gelled, and he was really personable while remaining very professional and informative. He wasn't able to join us for our last dive (we almost cried) due to prior obligations, but Kevin met us up at the crater for the final go, and he was awesome too! So professional, and such a nice guy.
We all have very warm, fuzzy feelings about Dive Utah, and plan on checking in with them for future dive opportunities now that we're officially "Open Water Divers!"