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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:02 PM
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Default BECKY rburns44, BOB scooters

I have questions for Becky ( rburns44), or ANYONE who has "BOB"ed in St Thomas. Can you stop at a more shallow depth (ie 20 ft) if you like or must you go deeper?
Also, how on earth do you and "bob" get from the boat - into the water?
If you and "bob" stop moving forward, do you sink, or float upward?
How much time getting to the site and how much under water?
We're booked for this in St Thomas in April.
Thanks !!!
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Old February 15th, 2005, 05:57 AM
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You only go down about 20 feet. Bob is attached to a line that has a float on the surface. If you stop moving forward you just float. The have a wrench to put BOB in the water then then you just duck your head under the water and come up inside the helmut. There is a button on the hand console that you press to go forward. And a steering wheel. It seems like you are going very slow but when you are topside and watching all the floats on the surface they seem to zip along pretty fast. Can't remmber how much time to get to the site. Wasn't too long. You are on the BOB about 30 minutes. It is fantastic! Have booked it again! Any other questions ask away!

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Old February 15th, 2005, 06:32 AM
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Forgot to say bring an underwater camera with you. They take pictures of you with your camera. The fish are swimming all around and our pics came out great!

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Old February 15th, 2005, 07:13 PM
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Dear Becky,
Thank You so much !!!! We've already booked it through Carnival, and I was a little hesitant after reading a post about being down 40 feet. Now, I'm looking forward to it.
Thanks for the tip about the camera !

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Old February 15th, 2005, 07:39 PM
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Hi Sue,
WE also did "BOB" in St. Thomas, and it takes a little while to get used to steering and things appear real close, but they really aren't. They have divers down with you, so if you have any problems, they are right there. They will put you into groups and you take turns going on a bob, while waiting, they will provide snorkeling equipment and you can do that or just relax on the boat and talk to the crew, they have some interesting stories.

Have fun!


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