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Re: Tipping customs #114569
01/10/06 02:36 PM
01/10/06 02:36 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 159
southern california
WhiteWater Offline
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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
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 561
Spring, Texas
HavinFun Offline
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A lot of the lodgings in Belize add a 10% gratuity onto your bill.

Time flys - have fun!
Re: Tipping customs #114571
01/10/06 03:18 PM
01/10/06 03:18 PM
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Barbara K Offline
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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
Joined: Jan 2004
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john robertsdenver Offline
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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
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 131
Austin TX
Razorfish Offline
Razorfish  Offline
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
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,018
Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
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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
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 625
spl Offline
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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
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 157
Whidbey Island Washington
Xoe Offline OP
Xoe  Offline OP
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
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 17
DLM2000 Offline
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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
Joined: Nov 2002
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Pedro1 Offline
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Should you tip if the service is bad

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