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Diving suggestions #72801
08/30/03 09:15 PM
08/30/03 09:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1
Greenfield, Wisconsin
jkmobil Offline OP
 
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Hello all! I will be in Ambergris Caye the last week in November and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for diving trips. I recently got certified and do not have any experience besides the open water certification dives. Also, is all equipment available to rent or is it advisable to bring some items along?

Thanks


JTK
Re: Diving suggestions #72802
08/31/03 06:47 AM
08/31/03 06:47 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 17
Byhalia, MS, USA
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I was in the same boat 1 1/2 years ago when I went to AC. The replies here directed me to Amigos Del Mar {just by the number of them}. They could not have been any nicer. They will group you with others of your experience level and watch over you very carefully. You will have a wonderful time with them. I'm sure there are other shops that will do the same. This was just my experience with them. Also, they have rental equipment. I just happen to prefer my own. Good luck and safe diving!

Re: Diving suggestions #72803
09/01/03 01:15 PM
09/01/03 01:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,563
Birdland - 1 mile north
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HI J K laugh
Congrats on getting certified! You are in for the most wonderful experiences of your life. I didn't get certified until I was in my 50's but it has changed my life.
Everyone of us has our personal preferences and one of the things I like about San Pedro Town is that most of us do not bad mouth any operation; we simply state who we dive with and why.
My first trip to Belize was in 1998. After 5 days of diving we were evacuated in anticipation of Mitch. frown
We had stayed at Paradise Villas, on the beachfront and could step out onto our porch and wave to Billy at Hustlers. It's a long story about how he took care of us and perhaps you will join me for coffee some morning at Lily's and get the full story. wink
Right now Billy has Everett working for him. I have never, in all my 500+ dives, had such good dive briefings. The reason I like diving with them is that there are seldom more than 6 people on a boat. One time they have took me out when I was the only one. I said, "Billy, you can't afford to do that." He said, "Harriette, we can't afford not to. We need to take care of our good customers."
I am an underwater photographer and have moved into digital video. It is important to me to not have a lot of people stirring up sediment or messing with the animals.
When I get back I am going to video Everett giving a dive briefing.
About equipment: I suggest you bring what you have of your own. It is always more comfortable. You can rent what you don't have. You will not need a wet suit. You will need a skin. If you are skinny and tend to get cold they have skins with some thermal protection, like the Henderson Polartex. Remember the water runs between 80 and 85.
I look forward to meeting you.
Harriette
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Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: Diving suggestions #72804
09/02/03 11:40 PM
09/02/03 11:40 PM
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Posts: 14
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I was a new diver in June when we went to AC. I am taking my kids there in Oct because I want their first dives to be as fun and safe as mine was. We dived with Ched in the little blue dive shop in front of Paradise Villas. Tell him Mary and Barry from Austin sent you and he will make you a deal maybe. It was the best for me and now I can dive anywhere because of the time and attention he took with me on the boat and in the water, even going down with me and holding my hand when I needed it.
Hope this helps.

Re: Diving suggestions #72805
09/02/03 11:46 PM
09/02/03 11:46 PM
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Sorry forgot to mention that all equipment is availalbe to rent. But I always like to take my own mask and wet suit so it fits juuusssstttt right.

Re: Diving suggestions #72806
09/05/03 01:06 PM
09/05/03 01:06 PM
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I got certified in San Pedro/AC ~2 weeks ago. The very next day I was done with the course I started my first dive as a certified open water diver!! Anyway, I love Cypress Tunnel & Cypress Garden and they are both local dives. I also went to Turneffe Atoll on a day trip (3 dives) and they're great too. I also ended up getting a lot of local dives. I highly recommend Ruben Navidad if you are looking for dive instructor/master. He is very patient, friendly and informative. If you have a small group (esp with kids) he could even customize a tour for you. His contact is [email protected]

Re: Diving suggestions #72807
09/10/03 06:35 PM
09/10/03 06:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 36
Dallas, TX, USA
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For kid glove handling, for a new diver, ask for Rudy at Bottom Time Divers, in front of the Holiday Hotel. I was afraid of the new & strange open ocean in 1994, when I first went to AC. He held my hand until I was comfortable and never left my side. He only takes small groups and gives very close attention to the divers. He also sees & points out "everything" on the reef. You won't regret any dive trip with Rudy Duran.

Re: Diving suggestions #72808
09/10/03 07:41 PM
09/10/03 07:41 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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The same goes for Billy or Everett at Hustler's.
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Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: Diving suggestions #72809
09/10/03 09:02 PM
09/10/03 09:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 222
Culpeper VA
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Harriett, we have to agree with you, we've been diving with Billy at Hustler on each of our three trips to SP. Wouldn't do it any other way. He gave us our Advanced OW training, and we feel very comfortable with them. We will return To AC for Thanksgiving and will certainly dive with them again. smile smile

Re: Diving suggestions #72810
09/11/03 12:30 AM
09/11/03 12:30 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,563
Birdland - 1 mile north
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Patrick
Look me up and I will video you diving. I need to take some footage of Everett giving a dive briefing.
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Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
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