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Anyone here Scuba? I'm getting the itch to get back under the water again.
Lucky bastard. The Blue Hole is on my list to dive. My last dive occurred in the Bahamas and it sucked. Been to Hawaii and Mexico for dives.
Fuck, I'm sold.There is no comparison to other locations in which you rely on boats unless you are talking about remote locations. In Bonaire, if you wake up at 3AM and are itching to dive, just throw your gear in the truck, grab a tank and hit one of 60+ world class dive sites. Or, just gear up and walk off the pier at the house reef. Swim out about 40 yards and you are at the site with the most diverse marine life in the Caribbean, talking about Bari Reef particularly, which is where we always stay.
During the day no cattle boats where you are elbowing some yenta from Albany who is going to muck up the reef anyway because she has no buoyancy control. You dive and your pace with your group. Want to hit the reef at 6AM? Done. Want to have a lie-in and enjoy the morning? Done. You can still get 4 dives in a day if you plan them right.
When I win the lottery, I'm buying a home in Firenze and a home in Bonaire.
Red Sea is no go for me due to Islamic terrorists. Used to be great. Not expensive. Respite from European Winter. Went to Taba twice. Then the Hilton got blown up - long before Al Quaeda , Isis etc. Used to be armed guards at the harbour at Sharp El Skeik but that never bothered me.
Other destinations do not have the coral and fish that the Red Sea offers.
Cyprus was OK. Malta was disappointing. Gozo would have offered more. Wrecks are not really my thing.