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Old 09-25-2014, 02:00 PM
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Emancipation Scuba Trip

Emancipation Scuba Trip... Open to Ideas, here’s 2...

Where should I go....?





Bonaire:

May 24 to June 2 (10d/9n)
DFW to AUA (35k mi) free air
puddle jumper to Bon: $129x2
9 nights condo: 1200 http://www.vrbo.com/91778#
car: ~$350
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$1808 + add food and tank rentals





Or




Maui (but would be my 3rd time)

August 12 – 21 (10d/9n)
(labor day airfare schedule not available this far out)

DFW – Maui (45k mi) free air
condo in kihei: 99x9 ($1010) http://www.vrbo.com/387445
Scuba 5d: (~$1300)
car: 350
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3nd trip to hawaii for $2660, just add food
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:06 PM
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my daughter and son in law just got back from diving on the Great Barrier Reef, they said it was amazing. They did a 4 day, 3 night boat trip (living on the boat, meals, lodging, dive equipment, etc.) with multiple dives each day. no clue on cost but could find out details if you are interested.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:03 PM
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:12 PM
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my daughter and son in law just got back from diving on the Great Barrier Reef, they said it was amazing. They did a 4 day, 3 night boat trip (living on the boat, meals, lodging, dive equipment, etc.) with multiple dives each day. no clue on cost but could find out details if you are interested.
Thanks -

There's 3 boats I know of leaviong out of Cairns:

Taka (communal, no thank you)

Spirit of Freedom (looks awesome) (3300/pp) 7d

Mike Balls (Also awesome) more than 3300/pp 7d


I have enough miles to get to Cairns for free on AA, but I'd also have to wait till Sept/Oct/Nov to go....

If I forego the GBR, I could use my 80k for 2 free airfares within the caribbean... just thinkin... idk...

if AA had FF awards to Fiji, I know exactly where we'd be going
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:41 PM
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GBR was fun!!
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:02 PM
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GBR was fun!!
Details...?

I know for GBR, you must go live aboard. 2 hours 1-way to get there from Cairns daily would succcckkk
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:23 PM
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Another Idea:

Ambergris Caye:

May 24 to June 2 (10d/9n)
DFW to BZE (30k mi) free air
puddle jumper to Bon: $145x2
9 nights Tradewinds Condos w 6d scuba @ Reef Adventures: ~$1700.00
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$ 2000.00
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:13 PM
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just got a response from SIL and they did the Spirit of Freedom, 4 day 3 night and he thought it was around $2000 per person. Www.spiritoffreedom.com.au

they were down there for about 3 1/2 weeks, hitting Australia and New Zealand for their 5 year wedding anniversary.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:15 PM
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What kind of diving do you want to do? Wreck or fish/coral? Wreck I would say truk it doesn't get much better with out having to do a bunch of deco. As far as fish/coral Palau is some of the best pacific. Grand cayman is not bad. The Great Barrier Reef is awsome but I liked the dives in Palau I think there is more wildlife in Palau. You could also hit Yap and dive with the mantas which is a game changing dive.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:25 PM
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I recommend Belize, awesome diving....I dove with sea turtles and sting rays, super cool, the visibility, water temp, and coral were all fantastic.....highly recommend
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