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      Most people that dive at couples do not use dive...

    Most people that dive at couples do not use dive computers, at least that has been our experience. You will not be out of place without one. I'm slowly adding to my dive gear collection and a...
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      Couples supplies everything except for the wet...

    Couples supplies everything except for the wet suit and dive computer. You can rent a wet suit but they do not rent computers. You are also free to bring any of your own equipment. We will be...
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    We have been down to 130 feet while at CN with...

    We have been down to 130 feet while at CN with just a tshirt. But we've dove with people wearing wetsuits on the shallow dives as well. So if you're sensitive a 1mm might be warranted if not you...
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    1. We bring insulated glasses with lids and...

    1. We bring insulated glasses with lids and straws to keep our drinks from warming. You could always order 2 drinks each time. Also with the red flag service getting up for drinks isn't a big issue....
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    I developed an allergy to shrimp in my 30's about...

    I developed an allergy to shrimp in my 30's about a year before heading to couples. My allergy isn't severe yet, although I'm told I should expect it to get worse with age. I took my EpiPen to each...
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    Here is a short video I took of suite 9301. The...

    Here is a short video I took of suite 9301. The other end of building 9 would be ocean suites. We loved this suite. If I can find it I have a great photo from our balcony. I will look for it. ...
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    Tumshie Where exactly did you book to get this...

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    Where exactly did you book to get this discount. I can't find it but would be very interested in getting it if it is still available. Thanks.
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    Tumshie Where exactly did you book to get this...

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    Where exactly did you book to get this discount. I can't find it but would be very interested in getting it if it is still available. Thanks.
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    Are you PADI certified? If so the dive shop at...

    Are you PADI certified? If so the dive shop at the resort can look it up for you. If not then you will need to get a copy of your C card before heading to the resort.
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    Diving is included if certified. You cannot book...

    Diving is included if certified.
    You cannot book without a room number and c card, so no early sign up.
    If you haven't dove within I think the last year they want you to do a check out. Not sure...
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    Here is a video I took when we stayed in 9301. ...

    Here is a video I took when we stayed in 9301. Unfortunately the bathroom closet is swung to the side that has the wicker baskets so you cant really see them. We felt that a little more storage...
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    If you are in a suite you can have breakfast...

    If you are in a suite you can have breakfast including coffee delivered to your room each morning. I honestly don't remember if there is a machine, but CN is so small that if I wanted coffee I would...
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    From 2012 at CN to our 2015 booking we had a big...

    From 2012 at CN to our 2015 booking we had a big increase. That increase appears to be coming from the fact that Couples has done away with the "free night if you book 7 nights" promotion that we got...
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    We book our stay with Couples directly but not...

    We book our stay with Couples directly but not the airfare or trip insurance. We just booked for October of 2015 but won't book airfare or trip insurance for some time. For the trip insurance I...
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      I was OW certified but ended up getting AOW...

    I was OW certified but ended up getting AOW certified at CN last summer. Could not resist going deep with water that warm and clear. Here is a link to a video I made during that trip.

    Note...
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    DFW is very easy to navigate once you are thru...

    DFW is very easy to navigate once you are thru Immigration and Customs. Our last time through it was very busy, but that is hit or miss. There is a train that runs around the entire perimeter of the...
  17. dank120 is correct or at least that's what the...

    dank120 is correct or at least that's what the schedule was in July. I put pictures from both the watersports area and the scuba shot in my video because I saw this asked a lot on the boards. We...
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    If not certified, and it sound like you're not,...

    If not certified, and it sound like you're not, then you would do the "resort course." You start out with a little instruction then some basic work in the pool. After that you get 1 approximately...
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    Glad you guys like the video. Yes Donnavon did...

    Glad you guys like the video. Yes Donnavon did get a new guitar, he said some friends of his from RIU gave it to him. He hadn't yet started to decorate it but I have seen videos since we were there...
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    Peteandsarah We watched a couple of weddings...

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    We watched a couple of weddings from our balcony in room 9301. These were at the gazebo location not the beach location. We were close enough to hear the service if there wasn't any...
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    Not sure which resort but, we took our laptop and...

    Not sure which resort but, we took our laptop and it fit in the safe. We used wifi pretty much every where at CN without too much trouble. Never felt worried about security but then again our camera...
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    We were able to use Facetime to talk with our...

    We were able to use Facetime to talk with our kids the first couple of days at CN in July. They then went with Grandpa and Grandma to Yellowstone and were out of communication except for texts (they...
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    Water skiing is included. Can't tell you brands...

    Water skiing is included. Can't tell you brands though. We were usually on the dive boat.
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    Video from this July

    Here is a video of our trip to CN in July of 2013. We had an absolutely wonderful trip and are planning our next trip back sometime in 2015.

    It includes photos of the boards at both the...
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    We did it "at home", we actually traveled about 6...

    We did it "at home", we actually traveled about 6 hours to do it in a warmer climate and we were able to do it in 3 full days of class and diving. Not sure how long the open water class is at CN but...
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