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Discussion in 'Travel Forum' started by bamagrad75, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. bamagrad75

    bamagrad75 All Who Wander Are Not Lost

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    Well, I'm a world class snorkelers. Daughter dives.

    Keys are "ok" but reefs are in sucky condition. Daughter got certified in Belize. I'd recommend Grand Cayman or Roatan, Honduras. Stay away from certification in Mexico.
     



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    Where in Philippines?
     
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    I guess it should be a go big or go home kind of thing. If I am going to go through the process of certification, might as well do it in a beautiful place.

    I have a friend with a rental in Key Largo and her cousin works at a dive shop. I just figure that would be a good chance...plus underwater Jesus is there
     
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    My wife’s family and I run a nonprofit that does medical missions in the Philippines. We go every two years. This year we’ll be in Tacloban and then spend time in Boracay afterward. We also have a business in Quezon City, so we’ll spend a day or two there (or more likely Manila/Pasay) as well.
     
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    bamagrad75 All Who Wander Are Not Lost

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    Boy, the new restrictions for Boracay sure look to put a damper on things.

    Dont know how anyone gets around in Manila.
     
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    It's probably easier to get to than going out of the country. Northern keys are better for that than southern keys.

    Just an FYI, keys and parts of Caribbean got hit this year with a seriously damaging reef fungus. Places still closed in parts of Mexico. Hit keys hard.

    Catman, Roatan, Turks still good, just not Cozumel, etc.
     
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    They needed the restrictions. It was getting too polluted. It’s much nicer now. I agree about Manila. Traffic there is the worst I’ve ever seen. Some of the changes they’re making regarding tricycles and jeepneys will help some, but they just need much better infrastructure. I love how they always have four lanes of traffic in a marked two lane road. Traffic laws are merely suggestions there.
     
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    bamagrad75 All Who Wander Are Not Lost

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    If you dive or snorkel, Dauin is really good. If you muck dive, Anilao outstanding. Cebu/Lapu Lapu is full of Asian tourists who are flat out scary.
     
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    Looks like Round 2 of vacation 2020 starting to form for October, 2020

    Daughter and I were headed to Maldives, take a luxury liveaboard around the south atolls for diving and snorkeling. Then fly to Dubai for some diving/snorkeling in UAE and Oman. Plus do the tour Dubai thing since she's never been there.

    Unfortunately, when the luxury yacht climbed to almost $1k a day each, we bailed.

    Now heading to Egypt, do a Red Sea liveaboard for a week, hang around Sharm El Sheikh, then dive/snorkel the great Blue Hole in Abu Galum. Of course, stopping by pyramids, sphinx.

    Wish we had time to swing over to Jordan. Some nice reefs there.
     
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    Might take a trip to Ft Lauderdale next month.
     
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    Spring break?
     
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    Presidents' day weekend
     
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