Only one more work day and we will be off to CTI! While looking through the website, I did catch one thing that surprised me. It states "Certified PADI divers enjoy a complimentary dive once per day. A second daily dive is subject to availability." The last time we were at CTI we dove twice a day, every day. It is one of the reasons we keep coming back! I'm sure that they have to put the comment about the second dive on there in case they fill the boat with resort course divers, but I'm curious to find out if anyone has had trouble getting on the second dive?
I believe this has always been the "rule", but more times than not you will be able to dive twice. One reason may be the full boat situation, but I would think that they want to make sure there is enough divers to take a boat out in the afternoon. They don't want to guarantee a boat and only have a couple of people show up. I think more people tend to go out in the morning and stay on the beach or pool in the afternoon. I will for sure take advantage of the morning dives everyday, but may only do a couple afternoon dives. I am looking forward to a night dive next time I am there. Missed it the first time.
It is not only limited to Advance - if they know you are only Open Water they will often keep you at your depth. Occasionally they may keep you off a morning dive though if they have a deep dive planned.