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    Roatan Recommendations

    I can't say for all airlines but I can confirm both Delta and United now include the departure fee in their ticket price based on our return trip last weekend.
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    What wetsuit to take to Roatan in May

    Roman: I do believe you can get wifi in the room-at least that is what I was told. Yes, I already have a full ensemble for carrying on including regs, computers and all my clothes. I do try to stay a few pounds underweight to factor in water weight picked up for the return trip. Fortunately...
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    What wetsuit to take to Roatan in May

    Thanks for all the replies. Based on the responses I will take shorties but throw in 0.5 mil skins as well since they are pretty light. Actually, I have usually been quite comfortable diving similar conditions in a rashguard during the day. However, I always dove in shortie at night and...
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    What wetsuit to take to Roatan in May

    Leaving for Roatan in 2 days. Got everything packed and weighed but coming in a little heavy without taking an extra bag and paying the overage. I had planed on taking a 3 mil shorty and a 3 mil full but decided to forgo one wetsuit along with a few other "luxury" items to make weight. I am...
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    Do any mfgs. make an off-the-rack athletic fit wet suits?

    Thanks for the response. I checked O'Neill, but unless I am missing something, the only 7 mil I could find was a two piece style. I would prefer a one piece full 7 mil.
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    Do any mfgs. make an off-the-rack athletic fit wet suits?

    So, I am no Adonis but I am having a tough time finding a comfortable 7 mil off-the-rack wetsuit that fits me comfortably. What fits in the waist/legs is too small in the chest/shoulders and vice-versa. I really don’t want to go custom. Surfing wetsuits are probably cut closer to what I am...
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    Suunto D9. Is the 2 year complete service neccessary

    I can't say for all transmitters. However, on this D9 the LDS did show me this red uneven melted plastic that looked like some kind of seal on the case lid. It looked like something they would use a signet ring on from days gone by. I don't think this material is required for a seal but I...
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    Suunto D9. Is the 2 year complete service neccessary

    Thanks for the responses. Yeah the prices for the 2yr/200 dive service from the "authorized" service centers are $175.00 - 185.00 not including shipping both ways. That price does include the transmitter. I suspect the 2yr/200 dive service preys on the psyche of the user in that if you paid...
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    Suunto D9. Is the 2 year complete service neccessary

    So I just stumbled on to this amazing deal for a complete dive kit which included a Suunto D9. The computer was used 6 years ago for a total of 5 dives total. Obviously, it needs batteries but Suunto also recommends the 2 year/200 dive complete service which I guess includes complete...
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    Roatan Recommendations

    Thank you everyone for the input regarding the best Roatan dive resort options. I went ahead and put a deposit on the Reefhouse because I felt it provided the best value in terms of diving options, accommodations (with A/C) when comparing the final price. The best deal is actually the BOGO...
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    Roatan Recommendations

    Doc: It is obvious that you are a big proponent of CCV, and I agree that AKR is the best deal-if, and a big if, you can tolerate not having A/C. What is your opinion of reefhouse? I know it is older but seems to basically offer what we are looking for. I have been in touch with them and they...
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    Roatan Recommendations

    Sorry. I don't mean to be confusing. It makes sense to me. One poster suggested Los Rocas, which I knew nothing about. They are offering a very cost attractive dive package, however, it only comes with 5 days of 2 tank boat dives. That is why I asked if there was an option to add additional boat...
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    Roatan Recommendations

    I was unaware of this place. The website looks interesting. The dive package does not offer nearly as much diving as we are hoping to get in. Do you know if there is an option to add afternoon dives. Also, is there decent shore diving close by? Also, their dive operation seems to cater to...
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    Roatan Recommendations

    Thanks for the responses. AKR only has non-A/C rooms available the week we want to go (guess the 2 for 1 is working good for them). Reefhouse does have space available. Did not check on CoCoview. The trip objective we are looking for does not seem to justify the added cost. Probably go with...
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    Roatan Recommendations

    Looking to put together a 7 day trip to Roatan in early May before the summer season hits. Looking for maximum diving, decent accommodations with supplied meals. Don't care about romance (going with my brother), night life of other types of excursions (done those on cruises in the past), except...
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