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How things have changed #365373
01/28/10 11:36 AM
01/28/10 11:36 AM
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Peter Jones Offline OP
Peter Jones  Offline OP
In the brochure for Coral Beach Divers printed in 1972 ( // ) 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.

Re: How things have changed [Re: Peter Jones] #365385
01/28/10 12:29 PM
01/28/10 12:29 PM
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San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
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.

Re: How things have changed [Re: Amanda Syme] #365394
01/28/10 01:11 PM
01/28/10 01:11 PM
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oregon, spr
Marty Offline

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

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From JD.....

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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Re: How things have changed [Re: Marty] #365397
01/28/10 01:26 PM
01/28/10 01:26 PM
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Posts: 11,036
Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
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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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But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman
Re: How things have changed [Re: klcman] #365399
01/28/10 01:58 PM
01/28/10 01:58 PM
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South Ambergris Caye
JZB Offline
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$200 a week all inclusive. Wow times HAVE changed! smile ha ha

Re: How things have changed [Re: JZB] #365401
01/28/10 02:21 PM
01/28/10 02:21 PM
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Sirenia Offline
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120 bucks for a plane ticket and a smallpox vaccination.
Ok, I think I can swing it.
Where was this hotel?
(I love this post, very interesting!)

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish
Jaques Cousteau
Re: How things have changed [Re: Sirenia] #365402
01/28/10 02:22 PM
01/28/10 02:22 PM
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Posts: 2,160
San Pedro
Phil Offline
Phil  Offline
What is now Phoenix.

Re: How things have changed [Re: Phil] #365405
01/28/10 02:31 PM
01/28/10 02:31 PM
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Posts: 234
Arvada CO
ExOkie Offline
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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.

God Bless The Reef!
Re: How things have changed [Re: ExOkie] #365438
01/28/10 03:23 PM
01/28/10 03:23 PM
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Posts: 64,884
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
more to come....

Re: How things have changed [Re: Marty] #365501
01/28/10 07:58 PM
01/28/10 07:58 PM
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Posts: 267
Gun Lake Michigan
lakegirl Offline
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Can't wait to see more Marty, love it!!!

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