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Re: Tipping customs #114569
01/10/06 02:36 PM
01/10/06 02:36 PM
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southern california
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Xoe, My sweetie is a dive master and works boats a lot, so he's just used to tipping $5 per dip in the water. You're right though, percentage-wise $5 per person seems reasonable for a standard snorkel trip.

Razorfish, lots of peeps don't tip at all so I wouldn't dream of calling you cheap.

Re: Tipping customs #114570
01/10/06 03:00 PM
01/10/06 03:00 PM
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Posts: 561
Spring, Texas
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A lot of the lodgings in Belize add a 10% gratuity onto your bill.


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Re: Tipping customs #114571
01/10/06 03:18 PM
01/10/06 03:18 PM
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Posts: 3,280
Virginia
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Many restaurants will add the tip in as well, even for small parties. Never hurts to ask.

Re: Tipping customs #114572
01/10/06 06:37 PM
01/10/06 06:37 PM
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Wow, guess I have been overtipping for I usually give 20.00 u.s per day on dives and 3 bucks for maid service!! No wonder I get such good service day in and day out!! Think I will just keep on doing it since I can and they need it more than I do! I am so lucky and blessed to be able to. John in denver

Re: Tipping customs #114573
01/10/06 07:20 PM
01/10/06 07:20 PM
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Austin TX
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And he takes his shot :rolleyes: I guess I will budget more for tips next time, John. wink

Re: Tipping customs #114574
01/10/06 09:11 PM
01/10/06 09:11 PM
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Sequim, WA & San Pedro
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Tipping should not be what everyone thinks is the "norm". I think 20 to 15% if you're not charged a gratuity is acceptable. If you receive service that is above and beyond give more. In the long run it will well be worth it.


I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Re: Tipping customs #114575
01/10/06 09:27 PM
01/10/06 09:27 PM
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Posts: 625
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Tipping for diving and snorkling should be 15%.

This is where they make most of their money and these people work very hard days taking us out diving. Their base pay per dive is not much.

Re: Tipping customs #114576
01/10/06 09:33 PM
01/10/06 09:33 PM
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Posts: 157
Whidbey Island Washington
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I enjoy showing appreciation by tipping and feel lucky to be able to share with others in this way. It's been helpful to hear about posters' philosophies and habits, also the suggestion to watch for situations where gratuities have been automatically included in a bill. It all sounds manageable and comfortable. Thanks!

Re: Tipping customs #114577
01/11/06 08:03 AM
01/11/06 08:03 AM
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One other thought.........I think of it like hair salons here in the US. I don't tip the owner if that's who does my hair but I do tip everyone else. Same for other businesses, IMHO. Owners, no. Employees, yes.

Re: Tipping customs #114578
01/11/06 11:53 AM
01/11/06 11:53 AM
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Should you tip if the service is bad

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