Nekton, Caribbean Explorer or Curacau
Posted 12 March 2003 - 10:18 AM
Any thoughts on which trip I should take? If liveaboard, I'm looking for a nice boat since wife is going. Please don't work price into the equation.
Posted 12 March 2003 - 11:51 AM
PS Really, those are the only two liveaboards available? Sometimes if you call Peter Hughes' booking office, they have short lead time deals, as does Aggressor
PPS Please, nobody flame me for saying the words "Peter" and "Hughes" in the same sentence -- I am aware of what happened two years ago (I was in Curacao then and saw it all on CNN).
Canon EOS 40D in Seatool housing, 100mm macro, Tokina 10-17, INON Z-240s.
Posted 12 March 2003 - 01:37 PM
I'll keep looking. Any additional suggestions are more than welcomed.
PS My wife dives as well.
Posted 12 March 2003 - 07:08 PM
The boats in the Aggressor Fleet are hard to beat if there is an option.
Posted 12 March 2003 - 08:14 PM
Not meaning to be negative. I had a good time and the boat was fine. But I look upon it as the trip to make when money is short and other plans fall through. It's just that the diving was average and the boat is very SLOWWWW.
I might be tempted to try the Belize, or S. Bahamas trip.
Life is a beach and then you dive.
Posted 26 March 2003 - 06:38 AM
The reef is pristine and the very three dimensional. Although I did not see any big animals it was an excellent vacation. They come and get your gear from your room and you never have to touch it again. It always stays on the boat. They carry your gear to the back of the boat where you sit on the dive platform and you jump in once you are ready. Between dives they head back to the resort and feed you with excellent meals and deserts and then you are off to dive again. Three great meals a day, thee dives a day, nice resort, nice rooms great service. have all of your dive gear taken care of.
I also heard nice things about http://www.turneffelodge.com/ in Belize.
In three weeks I off to a trip on the Nekton pilot in Belize. I'll post a report when I get back. My wife dives with me also. She also likes very nice accommodations and great diving. For her the vaction has to have both.