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stevesparkes
11-09-2011, 09:57 AM
Hi,
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We’re going to be staying at the Ocean Maya Royale near Playa del Carmen. We’re keen divers, I can see from the hotel web site that they have an onsite dive centre called Dive It.
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Interested to know more about other people’s experiences and dive suggestions’.
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Did you dive with Dive It.
Diving suggestions’
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Looking forward to your reply’s.

Cheers

Steve

The Publisher
11-12-2011, 05:18 PM
Hello Steve,

We haven't been to the Caribbean as we see the biodiversity levels there compared to the Coral Triangle, and when we see the Caribbean has 6 times less different fish species and about 10 times less hard and soft coral species compared to the Philippines, well, that pretty much seals that deal.

I do hear there are some great places where one may dive with sperm whales, such as Dominica...that sure interests us!

The Ocean Maya Resort looks pretty nice!

stevesparkes
11-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Sperm whales would be cool, very cool. This is the first holiday we've had in 4 years where it's not been Dive, Dive, Dive. Hoping to get 3 or 4 days diving in, a days diving off the main land coast, a days diving off Cozumel and a days diving in the cenotes caves and possibly back to our favourite just so we can say we've done Mexico.

We dived Bonaire a couple of years back and it was very, very nice but agreed not as good as traveling east.*

We dived Sipidan last year and it was amazing we're heading to Bali next year *can't wait. Also done the Indian Ocean a couple of times. But if I'm honest Red Sea is difficult to beat if you have to watch the pennies, as we and most people do. If I could afford traveling to the Indian ocean and east every time I would because as you say the coral and fish diversity is amazing.

But it's nice to try different parts of the world.*

Steve.

The Publisher
11-12-2011, 09:05 PM
I hear the Red Sea is crowded with divers in the best areas....

To put costs into perspective, in the Philippines, a 1 hour massage in town is 3-5 Euros, a 2 San Miguel beers are about 1 Euro, etc.

You'll really likely Bali!