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Diving Certification in AC #60447
12/25/02 02:10 AM
12/25/02 02:10 AM
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Fort Bragg, CA
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Hello: I'll be in AC in February and want to do my open water dives for certification there (will have all of the pool and book stuff done). Can anyone suggest a good dive shop/instructor?


Re: Diving Certification in AC #60448
12/25/02 07:30 AM
12/25/02 07:30 AM
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Hi Lee,

Welcome to the board. There are many good dive shops and instructors on Ambergris Caye, and all are registered tour operators.

I suggest you contact a couple of them for rates and times or instruction.

Here are a couple of web site links:

Amigos del Mar-

Barefoot Diving-

Hope this helps,

Re: Diving Certification in AC #60449
12/25/02 11:48 AM
12/25/02 11:48 AM
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Merry Christmas! People I recommended Amigos del Mar to were very happy with their certification instruction and certification dives. Happy diving...

Re: Diving Certification in AC #60450
12/25/02 02:22 PM
12/25/02 02:22 PM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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Billy Leslie at Hustler's is one of the finest instructors on the island. Their pier is located at the south end of town (by the Blue Tang Inn and Paradise Villas) however, they will pick you up at any dock.
Capt. Morgan's uses their dock as their departure site and Wet Willy's wink bar and grill is on the end of the dock. It's fun to do the two tank morning dive with Hustler's as you can get a good lunch as soon as you get back.
One of the things I liked about diving with them is that I could leave all my gear with them and it would be dry and on the boat ready for me the next morning.
Good luck.
cool Harriette

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Re: Diving Certification in AC #60451
12/25/02 03:34 PM
12/25/02 03:34 PM
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Culpeper VA
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I second the recommendation of Billy Leslie and Hustler Tours. By the way, they are located at the north end of the San Pedro, but south of the cut. We received our advanced open water certificaion from Billy last year, and he is great!

Re: Diving Certification in AC #60452
12/25/02 04:45 PM
12/25/02 04:45 PM
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Denver, CO USA
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Ditto on Billy at Hustler or the guys at Barefoot watersports!

Re: Diving Certification in AC #60453
12/25/02 06:21 PM
12/25/02 06:21 PM
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oregon, spr
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here's a list of dive shop operators, feel free to contact any of them:

Re: Diving Certification in AC #60454
12/26/02 12:57 AM
12/26/02 12:57 AM
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Fort Bragg, CA
lipsticktube Offline OP
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Thanks for the help everyone!

Re: Diving Certification in AC #60455
12/26/02 01:07 PM
12/26/02 01:07 PM
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Indpls., In
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I've never seen a post that was negative toward a shop or instructor. We've always liked Roberto Canul with Ambergris Divers. When my wife was certified by him he was with Aqua Dives. Where are you staying? There may be a shop on the grounds. It seems like all the shops will pick you up and drop you off wherever you want and I know that Ambergris Divers and Aqua Dives will also take care of your gear during your stay.

Re: Diving Certification in AC #60456
12/26/02 05:46 PM
12/26/02 05:46 PM
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Lubbock, TX USA
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Amigos Del Mar...only way to fly underwater!

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