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Money

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by NorthernMelody, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. NorthernMelody

    NorthernMelody Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Ari Atoll, Maldives
    291
    15
    Codman had a bunch of questions which made me think...(scary thing..I know)...If I get wage...eventually...or tips... how can I send that money back to Canada? I was told that I can't get a bank account. If that's the case, how can I send money home to cover bills back home? Any ideas?:huh:
     
  2. itsjustme0770

    itsjustme0770 Solo Diver

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    Melody-

    I have a US dollars account in Utila. Now I own property there, but I seem to recall a discussion that just about anyone can get a dollars account if they make a sizeable deposit and leave the right amount of funds in the account. I seem to recall that the number was $1000.:confused:
     
  3. DiversMom

    DiversMom Contributor

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    I think it depends on your bank in Honduras. I don't own property, live on the mainland and opened a US dollar account with $300. Of course, I already had a lempira ccount at the same bank so that's why they probably allowed me to open with only $300.
     
  4. GoProHonduras

    GoProHonduras Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Bay Islands, Honduras
    351
    51
    Hi,

    From my undersatnding, and colleagues, you had to be either a resident, or have a resident on joint account, to open with BGA.

    Regards,
    Andy
     
  5. HowieDean

    HowieDean Instructor, Scuba

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    First I will be suprised if you make enough money to send any home - bust Western Union is cheaper then trying to do a Bank Transfer.... I think every bank in Honduras is a Western Union location.................
     
  6. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Chicago & O'Hare heading thru TSA 5x per year
    10,176
    3,075
    I was waiting for that.

    :rofl3: :rofl3: :rofl3:
     
  7. NorthernMelody

    NorthernMelody Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Ari Atoll, Maldives
    291
    15
    lol..well I hope I can send a wee bit home... :p

    Good to know about the western Union option though...thanks muchly...I've been away diving in Ohio (gilboa Quarry) a diver's playground!
     
  8. GoProHonduras

    GoProHonduras Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Bay Islands, Honduras
    351
    51
    There's actually a few Instructors (OK small percentage) who've manged to buy land and actually save from their earnings on Utila, of course there's others who've had to have money sent down as well.

    Regards,
    Andy
     
  9. DeepBlueResort

    DeepBlueResort Dive Charter

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    Hi

    Yes a few instructors do very well and have made Utila their home, as in everything I think it depends on attitude.

    One good example is Andy above, he is on vacation at the moment but still has time to come on to Scubaboard to see if he can help anyone.

    Andy give MC a hug from us.
     

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