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Be Cautious Diving and Traveling Abroad

Discussion in 'LGBTQIA and Friends perspectives' started by El Hefe 612, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Nassau Grouper

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    There were African cultures who had a place for homosexuals -- until Christian missionaries came along. Never forget that Uganda's recent laws for capital punishment of homosexual acts were instigated by American evangelicals.
     
  2. DiveTheGalapagos

    DiveTheGalapagos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Galapagos is a very friendly place and also impossible to get residency in unless you were born there or your parents were...or if you marry someone with residency. That's how my friend got his German boyfriend residency...they married. I manage a liveaboard in Galapagos. PM me if you want to know more.
     
  3. waterbridge

    waterbridge Garibaldi

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    I live in europe and egypt ist one of the most famous dive destinations here - warm water, very good visibility, cheap, mostly intact coral reefs compared to other places. I just want to report my experiences with the LGBT+egypt+red sea :)

    I was several times in egypt together with other gay-divers and we had never a problem. However, we have always taken care to ensure that it always appears to the outside that we are simply "normal heterosexual men" who simply want to dive. During a diving holiday a European employee of an Egyptian diving base asked us on the last day if we were "together". We weren't a couple, but we still said that we are LGBT ;-)
     
  4. txaggie08

    txaggie08 Barracuda

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    Dahab, some of the Egyptian sites, the red sea, are all on my list of dreams.

    As a trans woman, I fear for my life going there.
     
  5. stoneshirt

    stoneshirt Angel Fish

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  6. Tippytoes12

    Tippytoes12 Manta Ray

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    If you go on a LOB you will have absolutely no problem. Coming from the UK , my husband and I have done many LOBs to Egypt. The divers have included groups of friends , couples , families, dive groups and many many divers travelling solo. Nobody will come all the way to Egypt to stress about how another diver chooses to live her life and the crew will be accustomed to dealing with divers from cultures all over the world and too busy to even think about it.

    None of us will Dive forever , so we should enjoy this amazing hobby when we can !
     
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  7. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Both Philippines and Thailand have great diving, Philippines is a lot better though, and the local wouldn't careless about your personal preference.
    Bali is pretty open on the topic, well at least in certain area, because it is Hindu dominated while Manado is Christian dominated! However, you don't want to be seen holding hand in Banda Aceh!
    I had met a male couple in Malaysia and they told me that they never had any problem in the country. Just use common sense.
     
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