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Vercingetorix
07-19-2007, 10:55
<DIV>Has anybody done the Nekton Dive Cruises (http://www.nekt&#111;ncruises.com)?</DIV>
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<DIV>The concept looks interesting and I'm planning a dive trip next August/September. I'm also looking for a dive buddy or group for this trip. I'm doing the Cayman Island trip. Airfare is cheap. All total, looks like about $3000 for air and liveaboard dive cruise.</DIV>
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jacewindu
07-19-2007, 12:19
oh - you mean the floating toilets? haha, they were all over in belize when i was on the peter hughes boat.
i would imagine it's about the same underwater though, whether you're diving from a nekton, peter hughes, or aggressor... ;)

Vercingetorix
07-19-2007, 13:54
oh - you mean the floating toilets? haha, they were all over in belize when i was on the peter hughes boat.
i would imagine it's about the same underwater though, whether you're diving from a nekton, peter hughes, or aggressor... ;)
I don't understand "they were all over in belize". There are only two boats in the fleet. And, they're in differnt locales.

comet24
07-19-2007, 14:28
I going on a Nekton cruise latter this year. One of the people I dive with has been on one and can't say enough good things about them. They are also going on the trip.

jacewindu
07-19-2007, 14:29
sorry, i meant they were 'all over us' in belize. it seemed like they were just following us looking for dive sites.

frankc420
07-19-2007, 16:37
I don't get the floating toilet reference?

Zenagirl
07-20-2007, 19:48
Actually the Hughes and Aggressor boats use the mooring pins that Nekton installed in Belize....and on our trip, it was the Hughes boat that was following us on the Nekton Pilot.
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<DIV>In fact, one night when there was a storm we had the unique opportunity to watch the Hughes boat pitch and yaw something horrible, the lights of the boat disappearing in the waves, while we ate dinner without a plate or glass even moving on the table. Definitely sold me on the SWATH design of the Nekton boats...but they definitely are ugly.</DIV>
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<DIV>My husband and I just finished a 2 week back-to-back trip on the Nekton Pilot to the NW Bahamas and Cay Sal Bank. We had an amazing time and will definitely be back, but likely do a back-to-back in Belize in a couple of years. </DIV>
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<DIV>I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.</DIV>

Vercingetorix
07-21-2007, 08:28
Zenagirl,
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<DIV>Thanks for that review and anecdote of Nekton. What a great "side-by-side" comparison of Nekton versus the Hughes boat. Have you done the Nekton Grand Cayman dive trip?</DIV>

comet24
07-21-2007, 09:01
How was the Cay Sal Bank. I am going there in a few months. Can't wait.

Zenagirl
07-22-2007, 08:22
We haven't done the Cayman itinerary, only Belize, NW Bahamas, and Cay Sal Banks.
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<DIV>Cay Sal was great!If you like sharks, this is the itinerary for you!! We were even lucky enough to drop in on a Hammerhead on our last afternoon of diving!! http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif Admittedly, that was the highlight of our trip. </DIV>
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<DIV>Cay Sal has a huge variety of diving: shallow reefs, blue holes, walls, drift dive, shark dive, swim thrus, a plane wreck and really cool lagoon (Water Cay), and everything from sharks and raysto tiny macro critters. </DIV>
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<DIV>If you have specific questions, ask away!</DIV>

comet24
07-23-2007, 06:36
Sound like a great trip. Thanks for the report.