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#81463 - 03/02/04 11:46 AM Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
coconuts Offline
I decided to get my dive certification before we arrive-(april 3-10) My local dive shop suggested taking the open dives in sp. My husband is already certified. Who would be the best for us to use?
thanks in advance
looking forward to ac, coconuts

#81464 - 03/02/04 11:54 AM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
Amigos Del Mar. Talk to Melanie. They've done the OW referrals for most of our friends over the past 5-6 years.

#81465 - 03/02/04 12:18 PM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
coconuts Offline
Should I call them before we arrive for reservations?
thanks Nancy
looking forward to ac, coconuts

#81466 - 03/02/04 05:36 PM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
Catatonic Motivator Offline
You can call them, but they'll say something like, "No problem, just bring your referral letter with you and we'll take care of things when you get here."

And they will.

Great people at Amigos.
* I Go Pogo *

#81467 - 03/02/04 06:21 PM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
dietdew Offline
I totally agree. Amigos del mar is the best.
hope you have a great time.

#81468 - 03/03/04 01:15 AM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
Why not check the PADI website for all the alternatives? There are some excellent ones. It might be an idea to look at those which are reasonably near your hotel, as although pickups are usually available it's less flexible than just strolling over.

#81469 - 03/03/04 09:48 AM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
coconuts Offline
Thanks everyone for your recommendations.
Pedro2 checked out the padi website also. All seem to be near town. We are staying at Portofino which seems to be far from all.??
Thanks nancy
looking forward to ac, coconuts

#81470 - 03/03/04 10:34 AM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
Phil Offline
Belize Academy of Divers who are based at Costa Maya Resort and just up the beach from Portofino are, I believe, Portofino's chosen dive operator and would be an excellent choice. They have a really good reputation and excellent boats and kit. Try a search on them or CMR, where there have been many complimentary remarks.

#81471 - 03/03/04 07:53 PM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
SFJeff Offline
Ditto RE Amigos Del Mar... They are top knotch in every way. We have a number of friends who have done 'resort' courses or open water cert dives w/ them, all of whom were made to feel comfortable, confident and had a great diving experience. I would not worry too much about proximity, you're only a 15-20 min boat ride from town.

#81472 - 03/04/04 09:56 AM Re: Who should I used for my 4 open dives???
coconuts Offline
Thanks everyone again for all your helpful insight
We are going to use amigo's. Can't wait. How lucky am I, my first dive experience in Belize.
Nancy cool
looking forward to ac, coconuts


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