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Saipan Diving

Discussion in 'The Pacific Islands' started by Ray_W, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Ray_W

    Ray_W Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Seattle, WA, United States
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    I'm moving to Saipan next month and want to get the low down on dive centers, clubs, instructors, where the locals dive, best way to find dive buddies, etc. AOWD with 60+ dives. Thanks!
     
  2. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cozumel, MX and Houston TX area
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    Not that it will ever apply to me, but I am curious what people say on this. I dove as a tourist on relatively nearby Guam a few times and I think I was literally paying 3X what the locals pay for an unguided boat dive via clubs. I am sure liability and labor costs related to the guide were part of this, but absolute cost and the price differential relative to locals did bug me a bit (especially given the diving was just OK).
     
  3. k4kafka

    k4kafka Barracuda

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    I was in Saipan in October 2018 a week before typhoon Yutu hit. There was a lot of WWII debris still scattered in the shallows after over 70 years. I stayed in Garapan and dove with Sydney Takahashi at Fishguyz. He is a terrific DM.
     

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