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Old 09-27-2006, 09:39 AM
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The southern bahamas (ie Exumas, San Salvador), Bonaire, Fiji, San Diego, North Carolina. Just some examples that are not too difficulut to get to.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:17 AM
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Jason, how about the Dry Tortugas or Andros Island or Aruba or Dominica or off of the keys at John Pennycamp. Just to add a few
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:40 PM
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Oops my bad, I did not read the first post and responded for snorkeling only.

As a dive instructor I could not disagree with Jason more about not bringing a snorkel with you. But that is a personal thing. Otherwise everything he has said is completely true.

You did not say were you live. I personally do not like to carry my dive gear on air planes. So I tend to carry my snorkel gear only. The only exception would be my BC and wet suit. When I go to remote dive sites I just rent the stuff I need.

One word of caution. Most beginner divers tend to think they know it all. Beginning divers do not even know what they don't know. I would suggest lots of dives in familiar waters before worrying about traveling great distances to see some of the premiere dive sites. Take smaller trips to calmer less thrilling waters to gather lots of experience.

Yes their is a difference between ocean and quarry diving.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:33 PM
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P.S. Get the most experience you can in all types of diving conditions. Personally, I don't try to dive while on a cruise. There is simply to much stuff to carry while on a cruise. Snorkeling is not bad and you can get away and do some fun stuff away from the crowds. I use cruising for other types of adventure. As Jason said, cruise passengers get the really raw end of the deal. Not all dive sites will treat you this way but it is a good general rule of thumb. Once you have been on a few cattle boats you understand the beauty of a private charter.
What ever you do not try to rush it. Take your time and learn from every dive trip. (Even the cattle boats). Every dive is an opportunity to learn something new. Learn as much as you can, take specialty courses, and most importantly get cross trained by different agency's. This exposes you to different thoughts, techniques, and ways of doing things.

Unfortunately, you are the one reading this and not your husband. Like I said before most beginner divers think they know it all and don't take advise from old conservative divers well.
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