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Dive Travel Poll

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by Mr.Poseidon, Apr 30, 2020.

When will you start traveling to go diving?

  1. Within the next six months.

    65 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. 6 months - 1 year

    48 vote(s)
    36.9%
  3. Beyond 1 year

    17 vote(s)
    13.1%
  1. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
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    3,558
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    It will probably be over a year for me. I won't travel until I can get a vaccine. I usually travel in the summer as my wife is a schoolteacher. Next opportunity will likely be June 2021 or thereabouts... although a spring break trip to Honduras MIGHT get me on a plane sooner. Still need a vaccine first.
     
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  2. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
    320
    144
    43
    The problem at the moment is that folks lacking common sense and judgement think they understand tolerable risk. But enough of that....
     
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  3. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Gold Coast, QLD
    461
    240
    43
    I see massive disruption until we get a vaccine that is widely distributed.

    2020 travel will mostly be essential travel with 14-21 days of self-isolation (entering destination country, and then returning to the home country) in some cases.

    I don't see myself diving for 18+ months. But when I have a trip planned, I will review some basic dive theory and protocols. I will get my equipment serviced. Then I will ease into some shallow dives, and review basic skills.

    Diving is an unessential activity for most; getting control of this pandemic and looking after each other should be our focus.
     
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  4. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    12,565
    8,564
    113
    An unessential activity for some
     
  5. drl

    drl Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago suburbs
    595
    108
    43
    We’re booked on the Arenui in March 2021. I hope we can go by then.
     
  6. Indah

    Indah Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Weda, Lembeh and Rao Morotai
    706
    435
    63
    As I mentioned before, for us it is sort of eay to adjust our way of working a bit. Becasue we already offer a very personaized service for 20 years. I do not think in countries where they used to put 20plus divers on a boat can operate different than they are used to do, without raising the prices very much. We can only hope for a vaccine which gives almost full protection. Only then it would be possible to go back to business as usual. In the meantime just enjoy this amazing life.
     
  7. Indah

    Indah Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Weda, Lembeh and Rao Morotai
    706
    435
    63
    That sounds very sad. I can highly recommend Marcus Aurelius.
     
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  8. Indah

    Indah Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Weda, Lembeh and Rao Morotai
    706
    435
    63
    You paint a realistic picture I am afraid. But we are not sure there will be a vaccine, and if so, when, and how much protection will it offer.
    I cannot imagine yet how international tourism will look like 18 months from now. Which airliners will still be in business? Which hotels and dive centers survived or can restart again? Will many people have learned to enjoy themselves as much in other ways instead?
     
  9. peterak

    peterak ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Big Island, HI
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    101
    43
    Yep. If I recall correctly, last season's flu vaccine only claimed 70% protection. Hmmm...
     
  10. DownUnderwater Dan

    DownUnderwater Dan Barracuda

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Indonesia
    317
    127
    43
    Very valid points. If the long term end game is to prevent deaths, then surely they can logically equate to prohibit thousands of other things...I mean millions of people die every year from cancer and heart disease caused by tobacco, but hey that industry's worth trillions $$$, so not happening soon.

    I believe common sense and spirit of Indonesian people to prevail. No doubt the government will be pushing hard for travel and tourism to get back up and running, especially in Bali, when all the media and "hysteria" settles down. I truly believe natural disasters are more of an imminent threat to people's lives than the covid-19 virus in Indonesia

    Good luck with your bisnis
     
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