I only offer opinions on this board about things about which I have PERSONALLY experienced, not "what I've heard". Or I refer folks to publications I think are good. I thought that's what these message boards are for anyway. On those terms, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Regarding diving, I dont' blame people for being super cautious. Diving can be dangerous, especially at open water dives sites like Blue Hole. Safety and the group leader's experience/credentials are of paramount importance. But making decisions based on gossip or second hand info is not good either. People need to do the research...and most of all....have fun!!!

[This message has been edited by trina (edited 02-05-2002).]