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#66387 - 04/11/03 07:37 PM Island Safety  
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Slim Scuba Offline
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I am deciding if San Pedro will be right for my next "solo" holiday. Are there many (or any) of you who travel to Ambergris Caye alone?
I am a young female who comfortably and freely travels throught the caribbean. I have not been to Central America yet...Thanks.

#66388 - 04/11/03 07:41 PM Re: Island Safety  
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This is me being serious -I met my future wife here and she has been coming for over 10 years-her name is Tina and read Dobermans trip report-no problems if you are sensible.

#66389 - 04/11/03 07:55 PM Re: Island Safety  
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I am often not sensible and sometimes even insensible. So far so good.

If you've been travelling all over the Caribbean by yourself, then you already know what to watch out for. Oh yeah, and I'm sure you are wise to the landsharks too.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#66390 - 04/11/03 07:57 PM Re: Island Safety  
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da dum......da dum

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#66391 - 04/11/03 07:59 PM Re: Island Safety  
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The only problem I have ever heard of was this year. I guess a couple guys goosed a girl late at night. Other than that, but nothing. I don't live there, just visit, so have missed much, but I do go most every year. Keep listening to this post to find out more.

#66392 - 04/11/03 08:03 PM Re: Island Safety  
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I am sure a guy called Benchley was arrested for molestation and if memory serves correctly got a huge no. of years in the local nick-is my memory correct?/

#66393 - 04/11/03 08:07 PM Re: Island Safety  
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I have traveled and vacationed in San Pedro alone. Being a lady sure kept me safe. I never once felt uneasy. I walked from the Palace Casino or Fido's to Sunbreeze every night about midnight, except when the power went out all over town I took a taxi back, only fear was falling in a pothole. Check in with your resort/hotel front desk daily, so they know you are safe.

Dare To Deviate
#66394 - 04/11/03 08:16 PM Re: Island Safety  
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Chloe you are in the chair -your "ring a friend"has gone;your"ask the audience"has gone;the "50/50" has gone there are no four choices but you still may get the million dollars and the question is "Who wrote Jaws"

#66395 - 04/11/03 08:22 PM Re: Island Safety  
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Pedro! I did not use my "call a friend", so I am using it now....................... ring ding ding..........MARIE...answer the Question for me. Marie we could win here.

Dare To Deviate
#66396 - 04/11/03 08:24 PM Re: Island Safety  
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Hey Jude Offline
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Slim Scuba,

Not a problem. I am a single woman and made the trip down to San Pedro alone. Spent 5 days there before I was joined by some other friends. Even walked downtown for dinner and back to my accomodations after dark. No one bothered me at all. Of course, I did have my wits about me and I am a US Marine. So perhaps I projected a "don't even try it" attitude. I really think you will find San Pedro safe and relaxing. The local people are friendly and very helpful.

I assume you like to dive as well. Let me recommend a little family run dive operation that I used the whole time I was there. Did 11 tanks with them.

I went with Coral Beach Dive Shop which is on the pier next to Shark Bar. First, let me tell you about an overnighter to the outer cayes and atolls. The 50 ft boat we went out on has bunk beds and was a very cool experience. The boat Offshore Express II is actually the boat used in the filming of Cocoon.

We dove 3 tanks the first day at Turneffe, Long Caye, and Half Moon Caye. Stayed overnight moored up at Half Moon Caye which was like a private tropical paradise. The next morning we headed to Blue Hole and had already surfaced by the time the first boat from AC (Amigos Del Mar)had arrived. We headed for Turneffe for our last dive and then back to AC.

The crew was a family operation. Alan Forman is a PADI Platinum Dive Instructor and has personally trained his dive masters. His son Clive captains the boat and is a dive master. Drury, another son, catchs fish along the way and assists as a crew member. Norma & Dalcia are two daughters that manage all of the cooking and bedding and all of the guests on the boat comfortable.

The trip cost us $250 US for the dives, all meals, and accommodations. We left Tuesday at about 0630 and were back well rested with a siesta on the return trip by 1630 on Wednesday. The food served was plentiful and excellent.

Here is a website that goes into a little detail on the trip.

Alan doesn't own this hotel anymore, but does have the dive shop going. I highly recommend this dive shop for local diving as well. Alan Jr., the grandson, who runs one of their other boats Offshore Princess is an excellent dive master for local checkout dives.

--Hey Jude

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