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Carnival Magic, November 16, 2014

Discussion in 'Cruises' started by Lefty Writer, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Lefty Writer

    Lefty Writer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: League City, Texas, United States
    My wife and I are booked on the Magic, out of Galveston, for Roatan, Belize and Cozumel. We have booked our Cozumel dive (Chucho Divers) and our Belize dive (Sea Sports Belize), but have yet to book our Roatan dives. I'm still considering the best dive op to use. The short list is Bananarama, Barefoot Divers and West Bay Divers.

    If anyone else is booked on this trip, we'd love to team up with y'all for the dives.

    Since we live so close to Galveston, and in fact I work in Galveston, we always take our own gear.

    The Magic is a nice ship, and once she goes into dry dock for the "Funship 2.0" upgrades, she'll be even better.
  2. crabbyfiddler

    crabbyfiddler Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Georgia
    I don't know the other two ops, but Barefoot has small boats, great service and great DMs. It's also a beautiful little spot to scout out for future land based dive vacays! :)
  3. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    I like Barefoot also. Bigger boat with a nice swim-step - West Bay and Bananarama dive Pangas off the beach - and it's a lot closer to the port. They also dive Mary's Place - one of the signature dives - 5mins. from their dock. Our 2nd dive we rode over to Cocoview and dove the Prince Albert. fwiw, I wasn't cruise diving, just drove over one morning.

    It's also really near French Harbor if you wanted to look around at something besides Mahogany Bay. Ask to be sure but I think you can walk there. Leave the gear at Barefoot - you could probably leave it on the deck - we did. There's really no one there except staff/guests. And not many of either.

    A cab to either shop will be the same since you're cruisers ($20)

    If you go to Barefoot, get the lunch. The resort kitchen caters it on their deck and they have really good food. It's a very nice resort. There's also snorkeling off the Cay as it's in protected water behind a reef. And a nice - but short beach. Bananarama has them beat in that area.
  4. Lefty Writer

    Lefty Writer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: League City, Texas, United States
    Thanks for the input, y'all!


    We used a completely different dive op last time we were in Roatan, and while they were "OK," I thought I'd try someone else.

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