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Diving Suggestions #81557
03/03/04 12:06 AM
03/03/04 12:06 AM
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New to the board. Twenty-two days til arrival. Actually have 3 questions. I have really enjoyed reading this board. Missed it the first month I was checking out the AC web site. 1st question Would like some suggestions on who to use for our diving. Hubby, son & I are novice divers. Younger three children need to take check out dives while we are there. We would all like to dive together nothing to hard at first. 2nd Hubby & boys would like to do some fishing. He says something "big". Should we get Captn Bicho? 3rd Arriving on Wed- any suggestions for a BBQ that night? Thanks lots!!

Re: Diving Suggestions #81558
03/03/04 01:05 AM
03/03/04 01:05 AM

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Where will you be staying? Most dive centers will do pickups and dropoffs, but it's still more convenient if it's local to your hotel. There are several good operators scattered up and down the main drag.
You'd be best off with a dive center that'll give you a private boat and your own DM for the duration. If you agree, ask for it.

Re: Diving Suggestions #81559
03/03/04 01:40 PM
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We are staying at Casa Redondo- Forgot to metion need PADI. I know CR has a dock there.

Re: Diving Suggestions #81560
03/04/04 08:35 PM
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You're quite a long way south of town. Sara who runs the dive shop at Caribe Island Resort ([email protected]) not far away is a PADI instructor and will look after you very well. She may be your best choice because she's about the closest (I think). A couple of miles north you'll find Protech ([email protected]) on the Yacht Club dock, a PADI 5* IDC Gold Palm center with several PADI instructors. They'll pick you up and drop you off each day, and will be able to give you a private boat with your own captain/DM/instructor. They are also a tech dive training center so it's a good place to see beyond the PADI horizon. Another good choice would be Lorne Jackson (not sure of email, phone is 226-3420), who works privately with his wife and daughter, maintains very high standards, and is based somewhere in your area. And there are others.

Re: Diving Suggestions #81561
03/05/04 12:19 AM
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Thanks for the info Pedro2! smile [/LIST]

Re: Diving Suggestions #81562
03/06/04 02:14 AM
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Take a look at www.grumpyandhappy.com . a great site.
Lorne and Jolene can take care of you.
They also work with their daughter and Grant.
They work with a lot of families and specialize in the type of service that you look for. They will almost certainly keep you alone on the boat and are flexible with schedules. Their independence makes them easy to deal with.
On their website is a newspaper article about them and also a forum where people have made comment.
Their email is [email protected]

Re: Diving Suggestions #81563
03/06/04 10:50 AM
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Highspeed Thanks for the suggestion. Have you used them or know anyone who has?

Re: Diving Suggestions #81564
03/07/04 09:32 AM
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I've known Lorne since I first came to Belize and have worked with all of them except Jolene. Even though I'm a competitor I must say they run a superb operation and you'll have a great time with them - very thorough, safe, careful, "customer oriented". They're a small operation (not a dive center) so have an upper limit on numbers, but they do have overflow facilities arranged. If you get Lorne to teach you nitrox I'll get a small piece of the action!

Re: Diving Suggestions #81565
03/07/04 01:54 PM
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OK, P2...so who are you? And are you the nitrox guy? We'd like to dive nitrox while we're there and are going with Amigos.


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Re: Diving Suggestions #81566
03/08/04 12:48 AM
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Guilty as charged. Ask Amigos for nitrox and they'll get it for you (from us). Make sure you will be able to analyse it before you dive it - several of our customer dive centers haven't invested in an O2 analyser yet.
For anyone who wants to dive nitrox, we will supply any dive center. If your chosen center doesn't have an analyser you can use you may prefer to get it directly from us.

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