You have a few options locally. When it’s warm enough, we normally use the local rock quarry and scuba park, Fantasy Lake. If it’s too cold, we head down to Florida Springs or Key Largo in Florida.
While you can do referral dive at most locations, like on your planned trip, we suggest getting your checkout dives out of the way before your trip. That way you can have tons of fun on your dives without having to stress about passing any tests.