- Reaction score
- Southwestern Kentucky
- # of dives
- 500 - 999
Re: luxury - I’m not a luxury kinda girl. If I'm following a eat-dive-eat-dive-rest-dive routine... I can guarantee you I'm not really thinking about the resort or accommodations. I'm probably thinking about my next dive, stories to tell about it, and how my photos turned out. ;-)
I’ve always been intrigued with Bonaire, but shore diving is hard on me because I’ve had my left foot rebuilt, which inhibits my range of motion and ability to bear the weight of my gear without paying for it later.
Apologies if you've already addressed this, but you sound tailor-made for liveaboard diving, and with your dive count, I'd guess you've been some. So my questions:
1.) Have you done liveaboards before?
2.) If not, do you have any particular concerns about them? Motion sickness, being limited to the food they provide, confined area with fear of being stuck with something you don't get along with, etc...?
3.) Do you have a preference for liveaboard vs. land-based options, and if so, what is the reasoning for that?
I think like many divers do, I held off on liveaboards for years (oddball introvert), then took the plunge and loved it. I still go back to Bonaire for independent shore diving freedom, but I love those liveaboards.
P.S.: I'm thinking of Caribbean liveaboards where you giant stride in off the back of the boat. Some foreign destination liveaboards use pangas to transport divers from the main yacht to the dive site; I experienced this in the Galapagos, and stepping down into the panga in gear is something to consider if you've got a foot issue.