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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2009 02:49 pm
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robfisher



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I have to agree with Reefman on the instructor issue… I’m afraid that most dive operations are money based and I have yet to hear of anyone failing the course… I’m PADI advanced and have over 200 dives in my log book but gave up the sport a couple of years or so ago after too many close calls.

Make sure you are happy with the instructor and find a decent operation with decent skippers. We did our course at Aliwal Shoal and that beach launch can be a nightmare with an inexperienced skipper… luckily we found an old sea dog skipper who had about a gazillion hours of experience and knew the sea like the back of his hand and we only went diving if he was our skipper!

Scuba is an awesome pastime and we have dived all over the world (Comoros, Bazzaruto, Seychelles, Florida Keys, Maldives, Mauritius and Sodwana Bay. The two best spots has to be the Maldives and Sodwana Bay 9 Mile reef!