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#1 JedBoy

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Posted 20 January 2003 - 07:50 PM

Hello all,
Looking for some first hand advice regardinga dive destination. I have the opportunity to go to St. Lucia or Cozumel in 2 weeks. I've done Cozumel and it was nice and I kinda would like to try something new but I have never really heard much about St. Lucia. From the little research I have done sounds like there are some nice reefs there but does it even compare with Cozumel?
Also, how about the night life in St. Lucia for a single guy? Kinda sounds like a couples place to me??
Any thought would be appreciated...I have a day or two to figure this out.
Cant wait to try my new Sea & Sea wide angle lens...

Thanks!
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#2 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 20 January 2003 - 09:35 PM

I would be inclined to agree that the weddings are better than the diving on SL. Cozumel offers much more scope - 10 visits maybe you'll see 0.5%

#3 markh

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 06:31 AM

I'd go along with Bob.

Was over there about 5 yrs ago, although never dived. From what I saw & heard the best diving you'll get there is in the bedroom. Mind you if you are on your own that's not much consolation. Better off with a greasy boxing glove & a mucky mag.

Here's a link to help you make up your mind.

http://www.caribconn...dives.html#link
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#4 yahsemtough

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 07:30 AM

Holy COw!!

No making me laugh underwater guys, you are killing me.

So you did Cozumel and are looking for something new...I can relate I did my ex-wife and then looked for something new. (added by Marks request)
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#5 markh

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 07:49 AM

Oh spoilsport. Say what you mean & put it back.
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#6 JedBoy

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Posted 24 January 2003 - 07:37 PM

You guys are too much!!!

I chose to go to Cozumel again....I really could not finding anything really nice about St Lucia's diving....and I think Coz is probably some of the best in the area. Or so it would seem??

So Iam off for a week the 2nd week of February

thanks for the input....
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Posted 26 January 2003 - 08:11 AM

Hey Jed, I've been to Cozumel 10 times and I never get enough. I'm not sure where you are coming from, but it's 2 1/2 hours from Texas. I have to get my Mexico fix at least once a year. If you need any help on a dive op, I use a small owner/operator that we all think is tops. I can't stand the large "cattle boat" ops. I also know a good local leasing agent there if you would rather rent a home instead of a resort. We never go all-inclusive since there are so many excellent places to eat and we always have to do our favorites.

Overall, considering travel, cost, food, culture, and diving, I think Cozumel is a bargain.

PS "El busear en la cama" is as good there as any other destination.