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8/6/08 9:59 P

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Whattaweanie!
Sounds like you have fit the bill of "Success is the best revenge!" Your holiday will be the envy of many of us other divers!

Next summer, you'll just have to go on the Scuba Team dive trip and leave HIM at home!

We want reports from your sippin' sojourn...

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

Narc'd is good. Bends is bad. - Angel's shirt


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8/6/08 8:28 P

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Thanks for all of your input. It's clear from talking with him that DH just doesn't want me along, so unfortunately, I won't be diving Cozumel. Instead, I booked a trip for myself to California wine country.

We had been planning to go to California together for the last 2 years but now that DH is using his vacation time for the dive trip, he won't be able to go this fall as we had been planning the last year. I'm kind of tired of waiting for him to go (and he's a bigger wine junkie than I am!) and don't want to sit home alone while he's gone, so my alternative plan will be pretty nice, I think. I'm going to spend a day at a spa, do a lot of shopping, see a concert of one of my favorite bands whom I haven't seen in years, and of course, sip wine at a variety of vineyards. I have a lot of friends who are wine distributors who hooked me up with exclusive tastings, tours, and winemaker's lunches...for FREE...so I'd be a fool to sit home and mope when I can be out sippin' (in moderation, of course)!

"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling from my glass." --David Lee Roth

15 of you have already left...take the other 10 of your buddies with you!!!


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8/3/08 8:24 P

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Yes, I agree! I was in Coz in Feb and the diving was fine for beginners (there were several with us on a few of our dives). I think your DH wants to go have fun without you! Shame on him!! Hee hee!!

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8/3/08 2:47 P

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Sheryl, I just got back from Cozumel last night and there is plenty of diving for OW certification. I love the shallow dives in Cozumel and they are perfect for beginners. I mean after all they certifiy people there all the time and that is where they dive! Go for it!

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



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8/2/08 12:48 P

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My first blue water dive was in Cozumel with a group of experienced divers(Lambda Mermaids from Dallas). The experience was great and I learned a lot on that 1st trip. We made trips to Cozumel at least twice a year after that.

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PELAGICSAL's Photo PELAGICSAL Posts: 415
8/2/08 9:52 A

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Good call, Rafter! I am leaving Cozumel today, after being here for a month and diving my brains out. Cozumel has great dives for new divers and experienced ones, too. You have to be willing to give up some control and drift, and like any other new environment, listen to the briefings to know how to deal with the elements that are new. The higher your comfort level in the water, the better it's going to be.
Definitely consider going ahead and doing your advanced cert here. Good experience, dedicated divemaster, lots of local conditions/strategies information...
Once you are in, there's so much to see that your second nature takes over the diving portion while your conscious mind is enthralled with the formations and wildlife (in the water, too! hee hee)

When you get here, tell the turtles and fish hello for me. Don't know if they're going to miss me as much as I am going to miss them!

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

Narc'd is good. Bends is bad. - Angel's shirt


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8/1/08 3:45 P

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My local dive club just got back from Cozumel (unfortunatly I didn't get to go). A friend of mine from the club was a newly certified beginer, and managed to log 25 dives while she was there. I know that there are a wide range of dives that are available there, so the difficulty level will depend on where the charter goes.

It might be a good idea to do you Advanced Open Water while you are on the trip, it would give you a really good orientation to diving around there, and since you would be with a DM/instructor, your DH could get some alone time with his buddies if he needed to.

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8/1/08 3:15 P

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Hello all,

I have basic (not advanced) diver certification through NAUI. DH (who has advanced certification) has been invited on a dive trip to Cozumel at the end of next month. Since we live in Hawaii, the cost of just flying there is kind of outrageous. I would love to go but DH said it wouldn't be worth it for me to make the trip because a lot of the diving there is advanced and there wouldn't be many dives I could go on with a group since I only have basic certification. Is that true? Based on photos I've seen, I was under the impression that there is a lot of pretty, shallow diving to be had there. Anyone been there who can give me some feedback?

I have a feeling the real reason DH is saying this is because he wants a week of diving with his single buddies and I can handle that, but I had always imagined I'd be able to dive Cozumel one day. I don't have any immediate plans to get an advanced certification but if I can't even dive Cozumel without one, maybe that's something I need to work on. TIA!

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