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DiveMaven

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VERY impressed with Explorer Ventures and the Aggressor folks....way to step up and help people salvage their vacations!!! Both companies have definitely put themselves on my short list for my next liveaboard trip!
 

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Don't forget about Paradise Charters out of Ft Lauderdale--they are giving a 10% discount to booked Nekton customers. After diving on Nekton with 20 some other people I am looking forward to seeing what it's like to dive with a total of only six people! No more traffic jams at the dive deck, no more cattle at the feed trough dining....
 

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H20,

Did you book with Paradise? I talked to them, I think they were trying to say there was room the week you were going, but we couldn't make it work that week. If you do go with them, let us know, I'm possibly interested in them in the future.
 

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DaveScuba-
Right now they have 4 of the six slots filled and they are hoping to fill the other two. They seem like great people....I'm a bit concerned because the boat's on the small side and I am a terrible sailor-thank goodness for scopalamine! I'll let you know how it went if we do get to go out with them.
 

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VERY impressed with Explorer Ventures and the Aggressor folks....way to step up and help people salvage their vacations!!! Both companies have definitely put themselves on my short list for my next liveaboard trip!

Seemingly humanitarian, but try to be realistic.

They're all dying.

No-one ever wants to be seen "discounting" their trips in these trying times... dive vacationers will instantly expect such discounts in the future. Same for those who paid "full price" for the same trip.

They're just trying to fill boats without offering discounted trips... and the Nekton demise allows them a platform to do this and seem inviting while accessing a pre-selected type of dive traveller.

If these savior operations were full-up on their trips, try and convince me that they would be discounting their trips in any way, much less this.

A nice deal, but see it for what it is. Resorts and Liveaboards alike will be falling off the map in increasing numbers. The regional family hotel/tourism industry led the way.

This business sucks big time right now.
 

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Seemingly humanitarian, but try to be realistic.

They're all dying.

No-one ever wants to be seen "discounting" their trips in these trying times... dive vacationers will instantly expect such discounts in the future. Same for those who paid "full price" for the same trip.

They're just trying to fill boats without offering discounted trips... and the Nekton demise allows them a platform to do this and seem inviting while accessing a pre-selected type of dive traveller.

If these savior operations were full-up on their trips, try and convince me that they would be discounting their trips in any way, much less this.

A nice deal, but see it for what it is. Resorts and Liveaboards alike will be falling off the map in increasing numbers. The regional family hotel/tourism industry led the way.

This business sucks big time right now.

It's truue It's truue
 

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Seemingly humanitarian, but try to be realistic.

They're all dying.

No-one ever wants to be seen "discounting" their trips in these trying times... dive vacationers will instantly expect such discounts in the future. Same for those who paid "full price" for the same trip.

They're just trying to fill boats without offering discounted trips... and the Nekton demise allows them a platform to do this and seem inviting while accessing a pre-selected type of dive traveller.

If these savior operations were full-up on their trips, try and convince me that they would be discounting their trips in any way, much less this.

A nice deal, but see it for what it is. Resorts and Liveaboards alike will be falling off the map in increasing numbers. The regional family hotel/tourism industry led the way.

This business sucks big time right now.

I expect nothing less than the doomsday forecast from you, a devout NEKTOID*

Some boats are actually doing quite well but those are the ones that respect and take care of their customer base.

*NEKTOID - those who prior to Nekton's demise defended the Nekton operation no matter how low the nitrox % went, no matter how many trips ran with no nitrox at all, no matter how mildewed the cabins were, no matter how poor the overall condition of the vessel was, no matter how many dive safety protocols were being broken by the crew, and no matter how near the embarkation port the boat stayed because they only had a single operable engine.
 

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Posting under my husband's log in---with his consent, of course. Our bank recommended that since we paid with a check that we contact the Ft Lauderdale Police and file a report. Just finished doing that and would encourage others to follow suit.

Nancy and David in Texas
 

Ed Jackson1

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You guys are probably right about the scuba industry. I'm probaly done booking liveaboards for awhile. I can't trust sending that kind of money when there is a chance of losing it again. I've looked at other company policies. They don't have the guarantee I'm looking for. You can still lose your money pretty easy.
 

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I expect nothing less than the doomsday forecast from you, a devout NEKTOID*

Some boats are actually doing quite well but those are the ones that respect and take care of their customer base.

*NEKTOID - those who prior to Nekton's demise defended the Nekton operation no matter how low the nitrox % went, no matter how many trips ran with no nitrox at all, no matter how mildewed the cabins were, no matter how poor the overall condition of the vessel was, no matter how many dive safety protocols were being broken by the crew, and no matter how near the embarkation port the boat stayed because they only had a single operable engine.


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This is GREAT!. I think that the more experiences people had with Nekton (in the later years) the less they were NEKTOIDS (I did 25 trips with them over the years). I agree with you that there are many liveaboard operations who are doing quite well, and have NO problem filling their cabins. It is interesting that the companies that are doing well are the ones that are doing the best job in maintaining the product they provide their customers.
 
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