At one point their website advertised "open swim" and for $5 you could come swim in the pool for a couple hours. I took advantage of this three times without incident and enjoyed the deep 14 foot section to practice freediving and to help a couple buddies learn to equalize their ears in anticipation of our trip to Maui. On my third time there a man came up to me and asked what I was doing and I was confused as it was obvious what I was doing. He asked if I was taking any classes with them and I told him no that I had just come to the open swim like I had two other times. He then asked if I had bought any gear from them and I explained that I had only bought some weights and paid entry to the pool three times. He then told me to leave and not come back unless I'm ready to spend "real money" at their place. I called to complain about this very rude handling and it turned out that this man was one of the owners and a woman who turned out to be his daughter called and although very pleasant, lied that her dad was just concerned for my safety and that they were changing the rules about who could use the pool facility. Needless to say I haven't been back and have subsequently dove in Santa Barbara, Maui, and Kauai without purchasing any gear, scheduling any trips, or taking any classes. I also made sure to let my dad know who was about to enroll his wife in a check-out dive before their trip to Cozumel to avoid using DiVentures. I later went to another diveshop in the Ralston/Papillion area and they were much more of a small operation and they didn't have their own pool facility but they actually gave me the time of day and even invited me to come freediving at their private quarry whenever they were there with a class or open diving. DiVentures has a great facility but the owner is very short sighted and arrogant and I don't recommend supporting this place. In case you were wondering, I am Open Water PADI certified along with my father and stepmother and am an avid spearfisherman and freediver.
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