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Charters in Palm Beach and Broward Counties opened back up!

Discussion in 'Florida' started by JimBlay, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. annasea

    annasea Solo Diver

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    Great you got out! And sorry to read about the lax protocol. How were the dives themselves, though? I ask b/c I did a couple of check-out dives with this boat once... nothing but a whole lotta sand, which is what I've heard from other far more experienced divers than me with regard to this op. My sense was his popularity stemmed from his (low) prices rather than quality drops.
     
  2. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The drops were fine. Right on the reef both times ... Finks Grouper Hole & Brighton.

    He is one of the cheapest charters around however by $10-20 per charter.
     
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  3. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The operators I use (I stick to 3 primary) currently have the same prices as pre-covid.

    Correction ... I've noticed at least 1 of the boats I use regularly has raised their charter rates vs pre-covid.
     
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  4. loady

    loady Angel Fish

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    Are the prices higher because of less passengers or what?
     
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    loady Angel Fish

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  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I noticed that too
     
  7. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well yea. When a charter cannot take out as many paying passengers they need more from the remaining passengers to turn a profit. Simple economics. Most charters that are keeping their rates the same are probably just breaking even at best. If the reduced-capacity requirements last too long into the future I expect that more of the charters will raise their rates.
     
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  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Only within 3 miles of the coast.
    Many instructors request a "whole lotta sand" for check out dives.
     
  9. annasea

    annasea Solo Diver

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    I was only doing Nitrox. However, I think he also had a pair along doing AOW. Regardless, when I told my experienced tech diver pal about it, he knew right away who I was speaking of, so clearly there was a reputation at play.
     
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  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    Yeah, imagine that. :D

    My students want me to teach them how to dive... so lets have some fun dives! :D :D :D
     

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