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    Probably don't need a wet suit, but word has it...

    Probably don't need a wet suit, but word has it that the dive shop (at least at CN) have wet suits for rent. You could probably get by with a relatively low cost rash guard.
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    One other thing you might consider: Most SCUBA...

    One other thing you might consider: Most SCUBA diving shops offer a "Discover SCUBA" class. Cost varies, but the outfit where I received my OW certification from holds this class for $35. It's held...
  3. That's what I've heard as well. Think the...

    That's what I've heard as well. Think the restaurant in question is Otaheite. When we go next year, I'm planning on taking a light short-sleeve shirt (believe a knit golf shirt will suffice), a...
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    You should be OK placing a DSLR in a backpack and...

    You should be OK placing a DSLR in a backpack and carrying it on board the aircraft. Consider that backpack your "personal bag" so-to-speak (and pack the likes of a beach bag in your carry on...
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    ...and if you're shopping for your own gear,...

    ...and if you're shopping for your own gear, ScubaToys.com has some of the best prices around.
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    I've been to Ocho Rios several times...always...

    I've been to Ocho Rios several times...always heard the frogs there. Believe they're all over the island -- not just in Negril.
  7. Clarification: If you're coming back into or...

    Clarification: If you're coming back into or through Texas (DFW), you're limited to ONE liter of spirits per passenger. If you have a layover anywhere, be sure to check your liquids or the TSA is...
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    With very few exceptions (and I mean *VERY* few),...

    With very few exceptions (and I mean *VERY* few), Jamaican vendors prefer American currency. The only reason you might want to convert a few $$$ would involve a desire to bring home some Jamaican...
  9. You'll receive customs forms on your departing...

    You'll receive customs forms on your departing flight to Montego Bay. The instructions are pretty much cut-and-dry. Just answer the questions honestly and keep the form for your return flight. ...
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    Be sure to go across the street from Soni's and...

    Be sure to go across the street from Soni's and check out the craft market. Lots of "interesting" things to see there (if you've been there, you know what I mean). ;-O
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    I guess I've been lucky. I always fly American...

    I guess I've been lucky. I always fly American nonstop from DFW to MBJ. Fares I've paid are often cheaper than the likes of other 1-stop (or worse yet multi-stop) flights. This year was a bit...
  12. Ah...jellyfish. Not fun! Purchase and wear a...

    Ah...jellyfish. Not fun! Purchase and wear a dive skin (rash guard)! They're not that expensive.
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    Mailing to/from Jamaica can be quite expensive. ...

    Mailing to/from Jamaica can be quite expensive.

    To give you an idea: I shipped a small box containing a few gifts to a friend of mine in Jamaica. Box weighed about 2 pounds, shipped it through...
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    I had to send some very important documentation...

    I had to send some very important documentation to a friend in Jamaica back in 2003. Sent it in a FexEx envelope (the cardboard type envelope). Cost me out the nose...like $40! (OUCH)

    Haven't...
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    Ditto about watching out for sea urchins. I made...

    Ditto about watching out for sea urchins. I made the mistake of stepping on one...once. Spine caught me on the edge of my little toe and it almost ruined the entire vacation. Those little spines...
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    While this may sound like a good idea, it really...

    While this may sound like a good idea, it really isn't. E-mail never has been and never will be a secure transport mechanism (unless encrypted...PGP or otherwise).

    Sending this type of...
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    ...and I'd be curious to hear about the deep sea...

    ...and I'd be curious to hear about the deep sea fishing excursion from someone who's "been there...done that". Sounds cool to hook onto a blue marlin and drag that rascal in...
  18. Here's what I've done...and with reasonable...

    Here's what I've done...and with reasonable success. I get up early just as usual, have a good breakfast and then go about doing the things I (<ahem> We) want to do. After lunch and in the heat of...
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    The tour desk has an optional deep sea fishing...

    The tour desk has an optional deep sea fishing excursion...believe it costs $150 (US) per person.
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    What airline (so I'll know who NOT to use)? ...

    What airline (so I'll know who NOT to use)?

    Also one reason I always purchase trip cancellation / interruption insurance.
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    Thanks!!!!

    Thanks!!!!
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    Is the Big Bamboo also by Tim Wilson? If not,...

    Is the Big Bamboo also by Tim Wilson? If not, who's the artist?
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    None of my credit cards charge this absurd...

    None of my credit cards charge this absurd fee...just sayin'
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    My understanding is that diving is included for...

    My understanding is that diving is included for those with C cards. For the non-certified, I believe that the resort "quicky" course is included along with one dive, with additional dives for...
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    Quick Google search turned up several hits. How...

    Quick Google search turned up several hits. How about this one? http://www.timeleft.info/
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