Originally Posted by Ginger Higgins
My husband also dives and I don't. My idea of a perfect vacation is laying on the beach (in the shade) with a good drink and an awesome book. That's about all I do while my husband dives! My husband is a more "active" vacationer and I'm a "lay back and relax" vacationer - his diving gives us both more of what we each want!
We have been diving at all of the Couples resorts. We bring our own fins and masks. In addition, we bring our own wet suits, as I prefer to wear one and I think it can be a bit cold without one. If you don't bring one, I believe it is a $10 day rental. My husband also brings his own light for night dives and camera. I would suggest completing your certification prior to arrival, so you can enjoy your vacation and not worry about getting certified.
My husband and I both dive; however, he goes twice as much as I do, so the times he dives and I don't, I just walk the beach or read. Also, when I dive, I do wear a wet suit, as I get cold easily and am so much more comfortable with one on.
We last visited CN a couple of years ago and are returning May 4th. This is what I remember about the scuba:
GEAR: Their gear is good/fine if you want to use theirs. We brought our own mask, fins, BC & reg. Will do the same this trip. Of course, back then Delta Airlines didn't charge us for a 2nd bag with specialized equipment. This trip it'll be an extra $45 to bring our own.
CAMERAS: Linda bought an underwater camera at the gift shop. Its only good to 50-60 feet. The dives typically go down to around 90. Bringing a different camera this time.
SUITS: Last time we brought a couple of 3mm shorties. Wore them once. Usually, a bathing suit & rash guard will suffice.
NIGHT DIVE: Was very cool. Highly recommend it.
NITROX: I don't remember them having Nitrox tanks. Think its strictly air. But being limited to 2 dives per day, regular air is all you need.
thanks Pour Sport, your post was extremely helpful