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California Beach Diver looking to relocate

Discussion in 'General Travel & Vacation Discussions' started by lock_washer, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The NE can be highly developed along the coastline and access may be limited. Additionally, the weather can certainly be prohibitive during the winter months making drysuit and a tough constitution necessary. I have seen New Englanders dive the Cape Ann area during Feb. All I can say is that these NE divers were way tougher than me (native Californian) + I was diving a RB with argon inflate and after one dive I cried mama. :eyebrow:

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  2. Scuba Laura

    Scuba Laura Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St. Thomas, USVI
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    I just visited there Sunday for a day of shopping with the girls. The island is beautiful from the air. We took the seaplane from St. Thomas over and landed in Old San Juan. It was so strange to see actual highways again and they drive on the right side of the roads (we drive on the left on St. Thomas). There is a sales tax, which surprised me. We don't have sales tax on St. Thomas. Speak english??? Maybe one out of 10 people we asked directions spoke english if that's what you want to call it. Driving was difficult too cause the signs are in spanish.

    Ever think of St. Thomas or St. Croix?? It is still the U.S.
     
  3. rhlee

    rhlee Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Bay Area, CA
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    Have you actually /been/ to PR? I think if you have, you might change your tune...
    IMO, the only PR has going for it is as a hub for American Eagle en route to Bonaire, and even that is only marginally executed.


     
  4. lock_washer

    lock_washer Contributor

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    Well...lots of ideas here, but no mention of diving the coast along Texas? You think someone would have chimmed in.
     
  5. robint

    robint Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    6,540
    1,150
    no shore diving Texas and you asked for places with shore diving.
     
  6. MSilvia

    MSilvia Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cohasset, Massachusetts USA
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    There's definately good diving here year round, both from shore and from boats, but contrary to the "it gets cheaper as you go north" notion, it's downright expensive to live up here. Of course... the pay may be higher too.

    We're expecting air temperatures well below freezing this weekend, and I'm looking forward to getting a couple of dives in on sunday.
     
  7. robint

    robint Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    6,540
    1,150
    when I said it gets cheaper the farther north you get I was referring to living in Florida! i.e. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale are expensive, as you move up the coast of Florida it gets cheaper. Having been a resident of Gainesville, Daytona, and Melbourne for a total of 10 years I think I can attest to this. Upstate is much cheaper than southern part of the state.
     
  8. lock_washer

    lock_washer Contributor

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    Well, its looking like the northwest maybe the better option for me.
     
  9. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    Though not huge amount of sites, there is shore diving on the Florida Panhandle.

    what type of work do you do? If you have a specific skill that is only good in a certain geographic area, then people would need to point you that way.
     
  10. lock_washer

    lock_washer Contributor

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    I been a computer operator for over 20 years...I am trying to get out of that field, before my job winds up in India where all computer jobs are going. However I currently in Pharmacy Technician school...but only halfway completed. Just trying to stack the odds in my favor. So hopefully I can also work if can relocate.
     

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