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    How to find out which sites have an on-site dive op?

    Hi folks, We have our first trip to Curacao coming up in just a few short weeks! I have done a fair bit of researching and reading threads on this forum so I have a decent overview of how things work on Curacao. We have several days of boat diving already scheduled but we also want to do some...
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    Advance Reservations Needed for GoWest Boat Diving?

    Thanks everyone, I did end up registering in advance, one of the days was already full but we were able to get spots the other 3 days. Go West was very responsive to emails and easy to reserve the spots ahead of time.
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    Advance Reservations Needed for GoWest Boat Diving?

    We are planning our first trip to Curacao the week of Thanksgiving. We have a house rented at Marazul and plan to do at least 3 days of boat diving with GoWest diving. I know they have their daily destination schedule published and I was wondering how far in advance their boats usually fill up...
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    Panic won’t let me dive

    I have also struggled with panic during dives so i'll add just a few comments based on experience. Unfortunately this is something that you will likely struggle with for quite awhile (I'm closing in on 500 dives over the last 7 years but I still occasionally get a little shaky during a dive) but...
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    Reccs for January Dive Trip in Caribbean

    Thanks very much for the replies everyone! This gives me some very helpful info! :)
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    Utila January Conditions?

    Thanks for the info everyone! Very helpful, especially weather Spark! :)
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    Reccs for January Dive Trip in Caribbean

    Hi folks, Fairly experienced divers here looking for recommendations for a January dive trip in the Caribbean. The main dilemma is we would like to go somewhere new and we have already been to many of the popular destinations. Here is a list of where we have already been loosely organized with...
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    Utila January Conditions?

    Hi folks, We are considering Utila as our next dive trip in January. I've done a fair bit of googling and searching various forums but I can't seem to find a good description of the conditions in Jan. I know it is the end of rainy season, so viz can be slightly less than normal depending on how...
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    Friday Night Norte

    Today seems to be a pretty definite no go. Wind guru has me concerned about tomorrow as well and then it looks like one day of salvation before another Norte blows through on Thursday!?! :fear:
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    Anyone from Fort Myers, FL going to Coz in the next month or so?

    This is a random and non-dive related request... but I am trying to help a friend find a rescued kitten a ride from Cozumel to Fort Myers Florida where his forever home is waiting. It will be a very straight forward and hassle free process. All that is required is to stow the kitty under your...
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    Wetsuit for Very Tall & Skinny Guy?

    Hi Folks, I'm looking for wetsuit brands that offer sizes to fit the very tall and thin. We have convinced a good friend to get into diving with us and after a few trips he is ready to buy some gear. He is 6'7 and maybe 250lbs. So yeah...definitely does not fit into the typical wetsuit...
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    WetSuit for Tall & Skinny Guy

    Hi Folks, I'm looking for wetsuit brands that offer sizes to fit the very tall and thin. We have convinced a good friend to get into diving with us and after a few trips he is ready to buy some gear. He is 6'7 and maybe 250lbs. So yeah...definitely does not fit into the typical wetsuit...
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    Trip Report - Raja Amapt - Mermaid 1 Jan 12th - 21st 2017

    Getting There Our in country flights were mostly Garuda and one Lion Air flight, both were perfectly acceptable and we would fly with both again no hesitation. We had zero issues with flight delays and did not see any indications of canceled or delayed flights at any of the...
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    Jakarta/Sorong Advice Please

    1. FM7 or Ibis Styles, we stayed at FM7... very nice but if I had known about the hotel airport we would have stayed there instead, especially for a short layover. If you go w/ FM7 make sure you use the hotel shuttle. I've heard if you go w/ a taxi they will take you 'the long way' and it can...
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    Help! Traveling to Raja and forgot malaria meds!

    Many thanks Dan! We catch Mermaid 1 on Jan. 12. Our first time outside the carribean and we so so excited to check this off our bucket list!
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    Help! Traveling to Raja and forgot malaria meds!

    Ah, thanks so much everyone! Panic attack avoided. Now time to get this 30 hours of air travel officially underway! Everyone send good gugu that snowmageddon 2016 doesn't throw any more twists into this grand plan. We already had our first flight out of charlotte canceled and had to flee south!
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    Help! Traveling to Raja and forgot malaria meds!

    Well, I knew we would forget something I just can't believe it was something so important. To top it all off we only have a limited supply of Deet. Not enough to throughly apply at the rate that will be necessary during our overnight in sorong. We have 2 days in Manado, please tell me I can buy...
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    R4 Trip - Rupiah - Where to get and how much?

    Wow, thanks so much for all the tips e everyone! I am definitely going to print out this thread and add to our travel docs! One more qustion, can alcohol be purchased at a reasonable price in Manado? We'd like to bring a few bottles of liquor with us on the boat.
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    Current water temp?

    Thanks everyone! Was hoping to leave the wetsuits behind on this trip but looks like i'll be tossing them in just in case. :)
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