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#365373 01/28/10 11:36 AM
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In the brochure for Coral Beach Divers printed in 1972 ( //AmbergrisCaye.com/photogallery/100128.html ) it says "The reef is so near the beach of Amergris [sic] that experienced swimmers can reach it easily by snorkeling [sic]".

Still physically possible, but I doubt any diveshop operator would recommend that nowadays.

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Back in the early 1980's after school there was a whole gang of us that would swim from the Paradise Hotel pier, out to the reef and back most days. It was similar to the way folks go for a stroll along the beach these days. We would swim, laugh, chat, goof around. Not snorkeling, just swimming. Sometimes it was challenging and more of a race. But of course the boat traffic was minimal back then.


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Did you say Paradise Hotel Pier? :>
Here tis 1973...

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Here is the newsletter we enclosed with data about the Island..and I even still have a t-shirt from then. It's not in good shape, but it is 40-something years old.

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smile I love this.......

PRH was my initial home-away-from-home on AC. Wayyyyyyyyyyy back then ....... (not quite '73 though)


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$200 a week all inclusive. Wow times HAVE changed! smile ha ha

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120 bucks for a plane ticket and a smallpox vaccination.
Ok, I think I can swing it.
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Where was this hotel?
(I love this post, very interesting!)


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What is now Phoenix.

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Amazing. I stay at Paradise Villas and thought I recognized the area. Thanks Marty for the trip in the WayBack Machine.


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more to come....

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Can't wait to see more Marty, love it!!!

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