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Trip Report Juliet Liveaboard to Bahamas (May 22-28, 2021)

Discussion in 'Bahamas' started by Trailboss123, May 29, 2021.

  1. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,436
    3,164
  2. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,436
    3,164
    Greek Salad Lunch-- Shrimp, crab cakes, pita bread and all the fixings.
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  3. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,436
    3,164
  4. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,436
    3,164
  5. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,436
    3,164
    I might, if my Portland Trailblazers can win this NBA playoff series against Denver.
    :wink:

    Good to hear from you @flyboy08
     

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  6. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
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    Another diving trip report!!!! What can I say?
    And I am still stuck at home for well over an yr.
    The series is even at 2:2 so 3 more to go! Good luck.
     
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  7. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,436
    3,164
    Great questions @Lorenzoid
    You didn't miss it and I did not address it and I should have.

    Fire safety was very good in terms of having plenty of fire extinguishers positioned throughout the boat.
    Overall boat briefing was OK to average.
    There was no drill and no mention of escape routes.
    I made a point of finding escape routes on my own and they exist and are adequate, but they were not covered in the briefing.

    We were briefed to not charge any electrical devices in our cabins, if we were not present.
    Overall, I feel that there is a lot of room for improvement in this area.

    That being said, they are very open to suggestions for improvement and I will be making some.
     
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  8. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
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    Which leads me to wonder what times of year give the best and worst odds of a successful 'dive all the days' trip. They do some other destinations besides the Bahamas; I wonder if that's part (or all) of why?

    Thanks for the added notes on food (crab cakes and shrimp look like a winner to me) and solo and guide issues. Scuba Board's membership varies from 'I love mentoring newbies' to 'No thanks to instabuddies,' so I imagine that'll come in handy.

    One thing that looks a little different on the Juliet's website vs. some other live-aboards is the issue of charters. Many weeks on their calendar list some organization's name, so I presume it would be needful to contact that charter organizer and book through them?
     
  9. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,436
    3,164
    No-- Health reasons
    I cannot speak to why they reposition over the winter and early spring. It may be weather or it may be some other preferences.
    I have found "charters" to be pretty much Standard Operating Procedure and therefore the need to book through them on boats of this size.

    Dive shops or dive groups will book out a week well in advance to ensure they have the boat when they want. But, they may have some openings and you can contact them to get a spot.
     
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  10. lachica

    lachica ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United States
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    That is how I got my spot this summer. I looked for a single slot, and contacted the group organizing the charter.
     
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