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  1. #1
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    We would love to interact with you all and have you post your experiences, questions, pictures or videos about your Scuba experience in Jamaica and at Couples Resorts.
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    Looking forward to diving at CSA in two weeks! I dove at Negril during our engagement trip last May and it was great. Awesome boat, clear smooth water, and a short ride to the dive sites.

    My fiance took the begining scuba class and really enjoyed it. It helped to get her over here initial fears of being underwater. Since that trip she has gotten her Closed Water certification in town, and will be completing the Open Water Referral at Couples. We're planning to use some of our resort credits to night dive together!

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    My husband and I did both our OW and AOW certifications at Couples after trying out the resort dive. We were both immediately hooked!
    Jamie & David
    CN 11/2005 & 10/2008 & 11/2011
    CSS 9/2007, 9/2009, 9/2010, 11/2011, 9/2012, 9/2013
    CTI 9/2013

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    Well its a long time coming! The interaction with fellow divers is something that has been missed since the losing of the CSA FB dive page. It is a welcome addition and look forward to hearing from all of our divers about their expierences and adventures! Thank you Michelle! Scuba Steve Soon Come Back

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    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 that it may not play on a mobile device but will on a computer due to copyright rules of the music.


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    A quick 10 minute video of a drift dive with the dive team at Couples Negril in July 2013. That trip was our first real diving after getting certified in the Chicago area before going, and the dive team was very helpful and made us much more comfortable each dive we did.

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    CN 6/12
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    CN 12/14

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    We have logged over 100 dives at Couples, and have enjoyed each and everyone of them! We haven't been home in a few years, but are returning this October. I see that CSA is offering Nitrox, so we were considering using this as our excuse to get our nitrox certs. Has anyone done any nitrox diving at Couples, and if so, is it worth it? As we remember it, all group dives end when the first person gets to 1,000 psi, so the extended bottom time that nitrox affords you would probably never come into play. Also, on our last trip we loved the dive lockers at CSA. It was so great no hauling everything back and forth and our housekeeper had to love it too. I haven't seen any photos of the CTI dive shop since the resort remodel. Do they have dive lockers for rent now too? Thanks and happy bubbles!

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    I have used the Nitrox at CSA a number of times, and you will find that if you use it twice daily, you will feel refreshed and not overly tired at the end of the day. For what little it costs for Nitrox, I would recommend using it. Unfortunately not all divers that go out are Nitrox certified and when the first diver comes up, all come up. I was looking at my log book today and I have almost doubled my length that I can stay at depth. I had a dive in Mexico about 3 weeks ago with another very qualified diver and we had a 61 minute dive at 60'. He ran out before me, I still had 1100 when back on the boat. This was on air and not Nitrox. It was also on a drift dive, so not much kicking required. I am going back to CTI in August and hpoefully they will have Nitrox there, they did not last year.

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    JennieD. I'm just back from 2weeks at CSA where I completed both nitrox and rescue. The great team at CSA works with you regarding the length of the dives. Often they will take 2 dive masters on the dives therefore allowing some of the more experienced divers to stay longer. The dive team and I logged a few 60 minute plus dives. Nice on the bottom! Anthony and his team are awesome and do everything to make sure everyone's has a great experience. Don't hesitate to do any upgrading there! Scuba Steve Soon come back

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    We are loving all the pictures and videos... Please keep sharing
    Michelle Gordon
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    Do they have weights and weight belts or do you need to bring your own?
    Last edited by jencooper0217; April 29th, 2014 at 04:39 PM. Reason: typos

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    Couples has all the gear. If you have some of your own equip. go ahead and bring it. It's always nice to use your own mask and fins. I bring my stuff, but a lot of people don't. Have never heard a complaint on the resorts equip.

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    All Couples Resorts supply everything needed for scuba. Masks, fins, weights and belts, bcd's, regs, and for all their special guests even air! Enjoy. Bring a smile. Wet suits are available for rental if you need one. Water tempature hovers between 78 and 82!

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    "Even air" awesome!

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