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Diving in November

Discussion in 'Australia' started by sberanek, May 19, 2008.

  1. sberanek

    sberanek Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Champaign, IL
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    Hello,

    I am having problems with the search thingy so I'm just going to ask questions that I'm sure others have already.

    In short, I'm semi-planning (depending on my dissertation) to go to Australia in November 2008 and I want to do some diving on the Reef.

    #1. Is this a good time to go diving?
    #2. How far in advance should I plan?
    #3. What are some good choices for live-a-board?

    Thanks,
    Shannon
     
  2. mig_diver

    mig_diver Divemaster Candidate

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    1. IMO any time is a good time for diving! But yes, November is almost summer down here so it should be nice and warm by then, not too hot either.

    2. I'd start doing some planning now. The earlier the better.

    3. There's a couple up at the GBR. I've only personally done Spirit Of Freedom but I've heard good things about Mike Ball as well. There is also Taka and Nimrod.
     
  3. sberanek

    sberanek Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Champaign, IL
    148
    0
    Thanks!

    I've heard of all those companies you named, but it's nice to have local bring them up rather than just read about them in the back of some dive mag.

    I just need to start writing and get this vacation planned.

    --Shannon
     
  4. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Western Australia
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    Which reef? :)

    We have awesome diving on the Ningaloo Reef in November if you're hitting the West Coast.
     
  5. sberanek

    sberanek Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Champaign, IL
    148
    0
    Well, the friend I'm trying to drag along really wants to go to Perth to visit some friends and just be in Perth again. However, I don't know if I/we can budget the extra cost of getting to Perth vs. just going to Sydney or Cairns (where i can get the best flight prices). I know there are packages you can get to fly internally, but I haven't looked that much into those at the moment.

    It also depends on how long we stay. The longer we stay, the more time we have to dive and take into consideration the time you have to wait prior to flying.

    --Shannon
     
  6. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Sydney, Australia
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    money wise, november is also good because school holidays kick in mid to late december (when everything goes up in prices)
     

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