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Ideas/Recommendations for Spring Break dive trip

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by aviator8, Jan 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Sorry. We weren't on a dive trip. I don't believe the diving is on par with Coz but it is supposed to be relatively benign for the most part and there are things to see, certainly with the underwater statues park. It just struck me that your daughter might really enjoy it whilst also a great place for wife and daughter too.

    Fly into Cancun, transfer to ferry port to Isla. Even the ferry ride is kinda fun! I would think especially so for a kid.
     
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  3. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

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    Well looks like MUSA restricts age till 12 and above. That hotel looks nice though. Ill dig around and see what other operators say.
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    My friend is a diver though I don't know how much diving she does when her kids are with her. They love it there and she's been there a number of times on her own when the ex has the kids. She's been diving a few places for comparison, like Roatan a number of times, Belize and a couple other I can't recall. So she'd be able to say.

    Would you like me to get the scoop?

    Oh by way, the hotel I've pointed to, is a short walk from the big beach on the island. There's also a nice little beach out front but one does need to watch sea conditions for safety. But the pool is fun.

    Great island for golf carting around too.
     
  5. Scotty v

    Scotty v Angel Fish

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    I spoke with a dive travel agency yesterday and today. It was specifically Cozumel, but I was told it was the same for all operations that have a dive master in the water with the main dive group. Only place we have ever dove without someone leading the boat dive was Cayman.

    I had the same reaction, I have plenty of experience and will monitor my kid.

    Not sure how true it is for other destinations but something to ask about when you do find a location just so there are no surprises. Part of the reason I want to go to Bonaire is mostly shore diving, airfare is just pricey.
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    :eek: Oh darn. But the girls can snorkel it at least. Bummer
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Wait, isn't your daughter certified? Won't they take her with you as buddy?

    I'm just trying to confirm that the age restriction isn't only relative to non-certified kids.
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Belize maybe?

    That could get pricey though if flying from mainland.

    My other thought was Grenada. It has an underwater statue park too. Not sure about airfare but beautiful place!
     
  9. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

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    Sure If you could

    When I went through the two tank dive link on that page it says this at the bottom:

    Restrictions: Pregnant women cannot perform this activity, 12 years old is the minimum age, 18-year youngsters or less must be accompanied by an adult, people with respiratory problems are not allowed to perform this activity and people that not knowing how to swim, are not allowed to perform this activity.

    She is certified Jr OW and is in Advanced and Nitrox with me now. We were waiting for it to warm up a bit before doing the OW dives. I guess we could suck it up and do the OW dives before spring break, though I still want her to gain more experience before doing challenging dives. I will let her go deeper after AOW and some experience.
     
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  10. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Well darn.

    In the meantime I'll get hold of my buddy. She used to be an active member here but she's too busy nowadays to post much.
     
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