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Help with next dive destination

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean and Bermuda' started by sharkgirl30, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. sharkgirl30

    sharkgirl30 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Montreal
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    Hi everyone.

    This is my first post here. We are relatively new divers, with around 35 dives (AOW). We have dived mostly in Turks and Caicos and loved it.
    We are looking to get away in February or March because we really need to relax and would love to get some more dives under our belts.
    For new divers, we have excellent air consumption (dives of 1 hr and surfacing with 1000 psi), and good buoyancy skills as well, so don't mind trying diving that is a little challenging.
    We are looking at Roatan, Curacao or Saint Martin.
    Cozumel or PDC may also be an option as a lot of people say good things about diving there.

    My concern is, I absolutely want to see big fish. I love sharks and big marine life and disappointed when I do not see them on a dive. We haven't started taking photography on dives yet because we are still working on perfecting our skills, therefore the micro marine life doesn't hold that much interest for me yet.

    I'm leaning towards Saint Martin as I heard that there is a lot of wildlife to see, but I have heard that the economy has not recovered from Irma, and reports of crime making people feel unsafe.



    Does anyone have any feedback on these dive destinations?
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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    look at socorro if you want sharks and large pelagics. or tiger beach/bimini if you want to just have staring contests with sharks for a week.

    land based from cabo pulmo/la paz/loreto is cheaper if that is an issue.
     

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