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Mehmet Gungen

Member Since 09 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2016 01:51 PM

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Searching for a destination for my next vacation in April - May 2015

10 March 2015 - 02:26 PM

I am planning a 10-12 day diving vacation sometime between 25/04 - 10/05.


However could not decide on a destination matching my parameters.


I would appreciate any hints matching below criteria:


1. A location reachable from Europe without a very complicated flight organisation(a one stop connected international flight followed by a short local flight is still acceptable)


2. Not one of the destinations we have visited within the last two years which are:

- Moyo Island, Indonesia(September 2013)

- Pamalican Island, Philippines(January 2014)

- Cozumel/Playa Del Carmen/Isla Mujeres/Tulum, Mexico(August 2014)

- Wakatobi, Indonesia(Jan 2015)


3. A land based vacation in an upscale resort(A boutique resort with good food and a nice SPA would be ideal. Preferably with GSM signal and Wifi) 


4. Preferably best(at least not the worse) diving season at our planned vacation time


5. Good snorkelling possibilities other than scuba diving


6. Possibility to organise diving privately is a plus(one to one with a guide) 











Planned vacation in Latin America or Caribbean (August - September 2014)

08 July 2014 - 03:41 AM

We are planning a vacation in August-September 2014.


During the last 15 years we used to spend our vacations mostly in Asian and African countries such as Egypt(Red Sea @ Hurgada & Sharm El Sheikh), Maldives(Baa and South Ari Atolls), Malaysia(Sipadan), Indonesia(Bali, Bunaken, Moyo), Phillippines(Pamalican), French Polynesia(Moorea & Fakarawa) and also have been in Grand Bahama in Caribbean region.


Now that i promised my wife that i shall be arranging a US trip i am planning to organise a New York or Los Angeles visit combined with a diving vacation somewhere around Latin America or Caribbean. Hawai is also a possible alternative.


Currently i am thinking of travelling to Cancun Mexico and staying at Maroma Resort and Spa and staying 3-4 days at New York on the way back home before our long overseas flight.


I think Los Angeles - Hawaii combination could also be an interesting option. However flights are even longer than the current option i am considering.


Regarding the diving vacation part what i am looking for is:


- Land based upscale resort (preferably with a good SPA)

- Nice beach

- Personalised diving

- Good snorkelling opportunities


I would appreciate to hear any ideas.