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Old 12-18-2005, 09:21 PM
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I'll be cruising the east Caribbean on Princess and want to go scuba diving. Is it best to book the dive excursions off the ship or book directly with the on-land dive shops? I figure if I book with Princess there will be no risk that I'll be left behind or something. Ideas???
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:34 AM
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That is a tough one. It is always safer to book with the cruise line as they will make sure that you make it back. A lot would depend on how experienced you are as a diver and what kind of dive experience that you want to have.

If you are a newer diver then I would recommend doing the ship's dive option.

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Old 12-19-2005, 07:49 PM
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I'm newer and was thinking that it would be safer to book with the ship, and pay a bit extra. The missus would be very nervous if I missed the ship. She might even hook up with an old, rich guy. ;-)
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VBG, then I would definitely suggest a ship's shore excursion.

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Old 01-03-2006, 05:47 PM
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To me, it all depends upon how much time you have in port. If you are getting in early and have a FULL day, you would have enough time to do your own scuba excursion - however, if you are only in port for part of a day, I would recommend the ship excursion (even though it is going to be overpriced) -- just make sure to book early, as space is limited.

I did a very late booking (5 weeks in advance) and the dive excursions were all waitlisted, so I'm trying to find who Princess uses in Belize so I can contact them directly and try to make arrangements. I am an experienced diver and always carry my full gear.

If you are not a dive fanatic or don't own your own gear, don't worry about trying to bring your own. There is no discount offered when you provide your own gear
 
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