As mentioned, board shorts and conventional trunks bunch up and are really uncomfortable. I wear compression shorts. They're comfortable. And I can stick a pair of board shorts in my dry bag to change into on the way back to the dock without risking frightening other divers so badly that they...
Ahhh, I see. Then I'm sure you'll be happy to provide some source that supports this statement. I'm sure you're as aware as I am that an anecdotal report from a couple of neighbors doesn't exactly equal science.
And that is sooooooo much worse than spending 7-10 days laid up with the flu.
That sort of reaction is possible with pretty much any vaccination, and your neighbors are very much in the minority. We just vaccinated our entire ED. One person told me they had that reaction.
Meh. That's more marketing hype than anything else, and there are tons of people who would say that what's marketed as "Advanced Open Water" should more accurately be called "Open Water Part II."
I did OW, and AOW the very next day. So when I finished, I had (not counting a handful of dives I...
If you're doing your certification dives at the Blue Hole, here's what you can expect.
It's cold, dark, and there's nothing to see.
Personally, I've always wondered how the Blue Hole qualifies as an open water dive in the first place. It's just an 80' wide, 80' deep pool.
Generally, you'll hit...
I don't know if anyone guarantees afternoon dives.
Aldora will pick you up pretty much anyplace south of the port.
The shore diving is meh pretty much anyplace, but most anyplace with an in-house shop will rent you a tank.
(Edit) According to their page, Aldora has daily afternoon one-tankers...