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  1. We were in Roatan this year in the West end...

    We were in Roatan this year in the West end during that timeframe and had a great week of diving. 3 dives a day @ $25 a dive through Coconut Tree Divers and staying at a B&B for $400 for the week....
  2. Western, especially when you can work Roatan in...

    Western, especially when you can work Roatan in there with the Caymans and Cozumel.
  3. Thread: Puerto Rico?

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    I know Nekton was running a Puerto Rico...

    I know Nekton was running a Puerto Rico liveaboard that went over to Mona's which was supposed to be very good. Not sure if any other company has picked up the route.
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    When boat diving, I was taught to put the tanks...

    When boat diving, I was taught to put the tanks on in the boat and then do a giant stride off the back with my reg in my mouth.
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    I have done this when I was moving cross country...

    I have done this when I was moving cross country and the demands of my new job didn't allow me to drive cross country. It was shipped along with the rest of my household. I used Bekins and they did a...
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    I like Casa Del Mar's AI because they are not...

    I like Casa Del Mar's AI because they are not buffet style but cooked to order off a menu. The onsite Dive op is good, DelMarAquatics has treated me well.

    If I was traveling alone, I would be...
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    In three trips I haven't used Malaria meds. I may...

    In three trips I haven't used Malaria meds. I may be rolling the dice, but haven't had issues so far.
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    I dive with the OMS Slipstreams and they are...

    I dive with the OMS Slipstreams and they are lighter and very rigid. I can't fit them in my carry on though.

    I know some people who use force fins as they are smaller too.
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    I'll be at Casa del Mar as well, October 28th-Nov...

    I'll be at Casa del Mar as well, October 28th-Nov 1st. Diving with Del Mar Aquatics. SingleDivers.com is having a halloween party on the 31st if you wish to join us.

    Dive Paradise is a large...
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    Not sure if its any wetter than Cozumel, but you...

    Not sure if its any wetter than Cozumel, but you do have to deal with the same wind issues that you do in Cozumel in December with the El Nortes.
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    There is a protected marine park on the south...

    There is a protected marine park on the south side of Isla Mujeres which was very good. A short boat ride from Cancun. We did a tour that also included lunch on the island.
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    The other thing I find with liveaboard diving is...

    The other thing I find with liveaboard diving is that I end up doing 4-5 dives a day for multiple days, and after 3-4 days my core starts to drop and I need a warmer suit. I usually bring a 3mm full...
  13. Its not asia, but I'd go down the road the...

    Its not asia, but I'd go down the road the Lulubelle is suggesting and spend 3 months down in Roatan. its not asia, but you can rent a nice house for $500 a month, And do the divemaster internship at...
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    If shore diving is a must, then look at Cocoview...

    If shore diving is a must, then look at Cocoview or Fantasy Island Beach Resort on Roatan. The latter is running specials that would certainly meet your pricing.

    If you liked Bonaire but want to...
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    Yeah, my dad said something similar..but I think...

    Wow...your father was a wise and thoughtful individual.

    The best advice I got from my Pop was "ya only go 'round once so if it's hot go ahead and hit it....but don't knock her up!!!"

    Maybe a...
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    I dove with Diver Down a couple of years ago and...

    I dove with Diver Down a couple of years ago and everything was great. My group is going back to dive with them this upcoming weekend again. If I ever head back that way, I wouldnt' hesistate using...
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    I just returned from Roatan last month and...

    I just returned from Roatan last month and thought Coconut Tree Divers in Roatan has a good program. I believe CocoView in Roatan has a good program too.
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    Well, if you are going with your LDS on an AI...

    Well, if you are going with your LDS on an AI deal (I'm assuming its group travel), your decisions are pretty much made for you. Go and have a great time.

    Go into town on Sunday night. No cruise...
  19. Thread: South Florida

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    The last I heard from Salazar was mid July for...

    The last I heard from Salazar was mid July for the relief wells which are ahead of schedule.

    The biggest wild card right now is hurricane season. And the impact of a storm is a big unknown.
    ...
  20. Thread: Honeymoon

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    Given that September is the peak of hurricane...

    Given that September is the peak of hurricane season, I concur on the Hawaii choice.

    If the Caribbean is a must, I would certainly head as south as possible, say Bonaire or Curacao. And definitely...
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    As far as penning dolphins go at AKR, all of the...

    As far as penning dolphins go at AKR, all of the dolphins penned there were born in captivity, are let out daily of the pens daily for the scuba diving and fed well. Only the top 20% of fish...
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    It is a skill like any other that does take...

    It is a skill like any other that does take practice to do safely and effectively from depth. During my tech classes, we deployed them at the end of every dive and it did get easier over time.

    My...
  23. Thread: Logging Dives

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    That was what we did during my class in Roatan as...

    That was what we did during my class in Roatan as well (created and dove with laminated tables. Created two sets, hole punched one set and used tie wraps to connect to slate, spare set in thigh...
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    BTW, the rides to/from the airport in Roatan are...

    BTW, the rides to/from the airport in Roatan are at a fixed price. You can negotiate other rides, especially if its a shared van, but the airport ride is fixed. I can't remember how much exactly over...
  25. The best dive here in Denver is the Aquarium....

    The best dive here in Denver is the Aquarium. Utah has the Salt Flats and the Homestead Crater for some hot tub diving. Vegas has Lake Mead and the bomber.

    But if it was me, I'd save my money and...
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