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DIVE SHOPS #31977
12/01/00 06:08 PM
12/01/00 06:08 PM
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LIVERMORE, CO U.S.A.
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WE WILL BE AT PARADISE VILLAS DURING CHRISTMAS AND HAVE CHECKED OUT HUSLERS AND AMIGOS DEL MAR DIVE SHOPS' WEB SITES. DOES ANYONE HAVE A OPINION OF WHICH SHOP WOULD BE BETTER FOR US. WE HAVE 7 DIVERS.
THANKS

Re: DIVE SHOPS #31978
12/01/00 06:42 PM
12/01/00 06:42 PM
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Michigan, USA
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Amigos Del Mar did great by me and they have been rated #1 consistantly by Rodale's Scuba Diving magazine.
Of course I haven't heard anything bad about any of the dive ops on the island.
Have a great trip!

Re: DIVE SHOPS #31979
12/01/00 08:16 PM
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I've been to A/C twice and going again in January. I dive with Hustler's. Billy Leslie runs a good operation -- all native Belizians. Ched is my favorite dive master. However, I prefer Amigos for the trip to Turneffe. I did one with Martin Leslie of Hustler's and the 2nd one with Amigos. If Martin is still running it this year we will again go with Amigos. I'm bringing at least 8 people down in mid January and we stay at the Tradewinds.
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Re: DIVE SHOPS #31980
12/01/00 09:20 PM
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I would add that among our readers Amigos del Mar gets the most positive comments. But then we rarely get seriously negative comments about any of the dive operations on the island.

--Lan Sluder
Belize First Magazine


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Re: DIVE SHOPS #31981
12/01/00 10:27 PM
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THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE IMPUT

Re: DIVE SHOPS #31982
12/02/00 01:46 AM
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My vote is also Amigos Del Mar. A first rate operation.....caters to serious divers....as well as beginners. Good equipment and boats!

Re: DIVE SHOPS #31983
12/03/00 02:14 AM
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Yeah, I agree about Amigos for the Blue Hole and Southern trips...for local reef dives, you can't beat Chedd for finding a spot you haven't seen before. He knows that reef like the back of his hand, and he's a marine ecology buff as well...ask him about the diver that made him spit-out his regulator laughing! I beleive it was a green tourniquet...

Re: DIVE SHOPS #31984
12/03/00 12:45 PM
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THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE FOR THE INFO. LOOKS LIKE AMIGOS GOT EVERYONE'S VOTE. I DOVE WITH RAMON'S ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO AND THAT WAS A GREAT DIVE SHOP. BUT WITH STAYING AT PARADISE VILLAS THE WALK WOULD BE A LIITLE FAR. WE ARE GOING DOWN IN THREE WEEKS AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET WET AGAIN. BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE BY LAST DIVEING TRIP. DOES ANYONE HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR NEW YEARS EVE. THE GROUP I'M WITH LIKES TO PARTY HARD.

Re: DIVE SHOPS #31985
12/03/00 07:04 PM
12/03/00 07:04 PM
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Well, they are both(Hustler's & Amigos Del Mar) almost directly in front of the hotel. If you want to get to the main drag or the Island Grocery, it's a 5 minute walk down the beach in either direction; food, bars discos, etc...and a short stagger home.
Just a suggestion, and only one man's opinion: I'd stay away from Aqua Dives, if they still exist. No need to regale you with colorful stories, but I'm a stickler for detail when I dive...'nuff said!
Have a blast!


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