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  1. Thread: atlanta airport

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    Atlanta Hartsfield is a ZOO, Avoid whever...

    Atlanta Hartsfield is a ZOO, Avoid whever possible. We went through USAir Charlotte coming back from Mexico and did not have any problems. Only leaving an hour between flights is cutting it short...
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    I have a mustache and have been diving without...

    I have a mustache and have been diving without mask leakage most of the time. I sometimes shave about an 1/8 inch right under my nose in order to get a good seal. No need for a wetsuit, most...
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    Most experienced divers suggest doing your...

    Most experienced divers suggest doing your classwork and poolwork at home at a local dive shop. You can also do the class work online at someone like PADI.com . then when you get to the resort you...
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    The ride FROM MBJ to any of the four resorts is...

    The ride FROM MBJ to any of the four resorts is MUCH shorter than the ride from any of the resorts TO MBJ. Going to the resort is filled with anticipation and excitement. Going to the airport is...
  5. Thread: Scuba dive

    by GERRYA
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    Best bet is to go to a Scuba shop at HOME. Take...

    Best bet is to go to a Scuba shop at HOME. Take their refresher course and have them stamp your log book. Now you are set to dive the first day. Be sure to fill out the medical release form at home...
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    We too brought our own gear, but next time we...

    We too brought our own gear, but next time we will only bring our own masks and fins and wrist mount computer. My wife may not bring that much, she liked their masks better than her own.
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    They know who is coming on which flight, so the...

    They know who is coming on which flight, so the driver will wait if someone else is do in shortly. We had two other couples on our bus after waiting about 30 minutes
  8. Thread: Diving at CSS

    by GERRYA
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    When we were there in 08/09 the water was warm so...

    When we were there in 08/09 the water was warm so we only wore skins. Others just swim suits and tee shirts. I understand the water temps don't change much season to season.
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    Why not check with the Couples reservation board...

    Why not check with the Couples reservation board and ask them. You might be able to take a taxi to a Mobay Hotel and then back to the airport the next a.m. and have it drop you off at the arrivals...
  10. Thread: Dive depths?

    by GERRYA
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    We went to CSS in 2008 and dove sites shared by...

    We went to CSS in 2008 and dove sites shared by CTI. We did depths of 70ft, 30 ft, 28ft.65ft, 48ft, and 28ft. We have been diving for 15 years and have only the Open Water cert. Be sure you have...
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    In August 2008 they went out at about the same...

    In August 2008 they went out at about the same times, although the afternoon trip did not always take place. Twice we hitched a ride with the 11 o'clock intro to scuba class.
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    At SSB, some are big, some are little, most are...

    At SSB, some are big, some are little, most are in between, all are nude and nothing else matters! Have fun.
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    We stayed in D (Dahlia sounds so much better)...

    We stayed in D (Dahlia sounds so much better) Block and found the balcony comfortable. Although not large, it did have a table and chairs where we could look out over the beach while enjoying our...
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    The 1st thing to remember is that Jamaica is NOT...

    The 1st thing to remember is that Jamaica is NOT a dive destination! We did six dives at CSS in 2008. One went to 70 feet, but most were in the 30-40 ft range. Most were Okay, but still a...
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    The bus makes a stop at a roadside stand which...

    The bus makes a stop at a roadside stand which sells/rents shoes for a couple of bucks.
  16. Noise! What noise? Everynight we had to 'put...

    Noise! What noise? Everynight we had to 'put up' with the tree frogs! Every morning we were awoken by the sounds of water lapping on the beaches. We EVEN had to listen to the russel of the breeze...
  17. Thread: SSB Activities

    by GERRYA
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    Privacy! The only ones there will also be nude as...

    Privacy! The only ones there will also be nude as there is no access to the area except from the resort and security assures that everyone either disrobes shortly after arriving or is asked to leave....
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    If you look in all the dive magazines you'll see...

    If you look in all the dive magazines you'll see all the ads for 'Dive Jamaica'. Not! Jamaica isn't know for diving. That said, we did 5 dives while at CSS. The best was the wreck of the HMS...
  19. The cruise ships generally arrive on Tuesday,...

    The cruise ships generally arrive on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and dump 2000-3000 people on the area, so any day but those are okay. We went on a Sunday and the start of the tour at the beach ...
  20. Thread: Scuba question

    by GERRYA
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    Getting a doctors' certificate isn't hard. I...

    Getting a doctors' certificate isn't hard. I downloaded the form, faxed it to my doctor and faxed it back the next morning, and then questioned me extensively all about diving and Couples on my next...
  21. Thread: Scuba Diving

    by GERRYA
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    No advance certifications are needed for any...

    No advance certifications are needed for any dives at Couples. My wife and I have been Open Water certified through PADI for 16 years and have never been stopped from doing any dive we wished to...
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    Seems like everyone else flew straight in, we,...

    Seems like everyone else flew straight in, we, however, flew pararell east to the coast, came back west and then landed east bound, geiving us a nice view of what was to come. It all depends on the...
  23. Thread: CSS questions

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    The bar and grill at SSB close before or just at...

    The bar and grill at SSB close before or just at the time that the AuNatural policy ends each day, therefore, you must be nude to partake of them. This policy prevents the gawkers from coming over to...
  24. Thread: CSS beach

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    Funny, but no one reported on the beach on the...

    Funny, but no one reported on the beach on the SSB side of CSS. There are both trees and Palapas to provide shade. Water shoes definitly help over there, because the bottom has some larger rocks due...
  25. CSS wins hands down. Nice sized beach with...

    CSS wins hands down. Nice sized beach with palapas and massage and volleyball, good pool w/ grotto and waterfall, swim up bar and its own grill
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