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CoronaVirus Dilemma

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by DougieG, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
    A healthy young 16 yr old should be fine, just take some reasonable precautions as mentioned above.

    I've procrastinated a bit this year to go to ADEX in April and decided to skip it. I have an option of going to Malta to dive some wrecks with some tech buddies, but I really would prefer to be photographing nudis in the Philippines of Indonesia.
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  2. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    I take it this trip was booked awhile ago and you don't currently have either type of insurance. "Cancel for any reason" policies I've seen have to be purchased within 2 weeks of the original booking. And with the situation already occuring, I don't think either type will cover it, just like it won't cover a tropical storm after it's been named. So read that fine print.
  3. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
    If this thing has not subsided by June, the travel ban is going to be quite comprehensive. As they say, you don't know what you don't know. As such, I would not be making plans for any travel w/o having the best possible travel insurance.
    Hoyden and Blueringocto_73 like this.

    WOODMAN Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Minneapolis area, Minnesota
    If it isn't one thing, it's another. I am booked in mid April for Sabang, and I thought my only real problem was how I was going to get there with the mess they made of getting across the Batangas strait. So far my flight is going through Seoul, which is okay as of now, but I suppose that is next. By April the whole south Pacific may be boxed up- who knows? Stay tuned...:popcorn:
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.
  5. bshort4

    bshort4 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Colorado Springs
    I'm traveling to the Philippines at the end of May for a liveaboard in Tubbataha reef and to Dauin for a week after that. I will be connecting through Korea so hopefully they won't be cancelling my flights into Manila. I'm sure there will be plenty of folks wearing masks on the plane but they do little to prevent you catching a virus but do help to prevent you from spreading any germs. So hopefully this virus will be contained by June or at least on the downswing---will have to wait and see as I still plan on going---unless flights are cancelled.
    jodylynn007 and Blueringocto_73 like this.
  6. Goingforsound

    Goingforsound Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines / Burkina Faso
    Just flew in yesterday from istanbul. Other than a thermal camera screening at the airport everything seems normal in manila.
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  7. Rickk

    Rickk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
    PAL also has a daily flight to Vancouver. However the direct flights are usually a few hundred bucks more than changing planes in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan or China.
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.
  8. Scarletpig

    Scarletpig Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
    Would you be scared if there was an Asian on your liveaboard? I live in a big city in US and I’ve never seen it myself but I heard horror discriminative acts happening mostly in Europe towards Asians in general. I wonder if people from Europe or other countries would react as such if I was on the boat.
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  9. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
    I booked a flight to Cebu via Hong Kong before the outbreak.
    It’s not till November but I’m still worried. I imagine the flight w
    Fingers crossed for everyone.
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.
  10. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    You aren't from Hubei, so why should I be concerned? You didn't fly from USA by way of China to get our liveaboard, so again, why should I be concerned?

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