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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:47 PM
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Default carnival scuba diving policy??????????????????

About to book the scuba diving in Costa Maya (has anyone ever done this excursion....any comments???) and they said to consult the diving policy prior to booking, but on old records I can't find anything. Does anyone know what they are talking about??? Thanks..
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I'm searching but all I can find so far is that its written up in the Excursion booklet. Hmmm Anyone have one of these?
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typically you have to be in good health (no heart surgery/medication etc) and most proper scuba dives will insist that you have your padi certification and logbook/certificates with you. If they don't ask for that information then I would suggest they're not safe enough to use.

UNLESS you are going on a beginners/learn to scuba when they will show you how to scuba (but then you spend most of your time learning rather than scuba'ing.

One word of advice - if you are going on the carnival cruise and want to scuba, then make sure that you check the policy for health requirements as soon as you get on the ship (or ealier) because the letter they put under your door the night before with all the exclusions states that you need to give 24 hours notice - and they won't give a refund (but you should be able to change to another excursion)
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Thats exactly what I'm looking for. We are going on a beginners (have never scuba dived) and want to know what this policy is before I book. We have snorkeled -- the excursion is 3.5 hrs long - but not sure how long you are down for. ABS....any suggestions? Is a beginners not worth it? The only RX I'm on is for blood pressure - little ticker is ok for now. :-).
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Cheryl,

I believe it is worth it! I haven't been certified for many years (lost my C card!) so I had to take the beginners course...you do spend a lot of time learning, but they do a good job and the dive afterwards is definately worth it!

Be sure to buy some disposable underwater cameras at your local discount department store, we got them at Target for about $7 each, but on board they will sell you the EXACT same camera for $20 a pop!!! So be prepared, and enjoy!
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even the training sessions are fun - especially if the water is as nice as I think it will be - you'll probably still see fish even before you do the real diving. Don't drink alcohol or do any high flying the day as there are also limiting factors as to how deep you can dive (but you'll probably be ok). Don't turn up drunk though!
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We are going on 10/2/07, and plan to also do the intro to scuba diving. My husband has been wanting to do that for some time. I've been snorkeling in Bermuda, and that was fun, so if its anything like that, WOW!! Sounds so COOOOLLL!!!

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I believe most tours will give you a quick lesson prior to diving, but your depth will be limited. To be able to go deeper a scuba certification is usually required. They also have something called Snuba this is a surface feed system which also limits your depth. As a diver I can assure you that the dive masters are usually well trained and will help you with special needs, and keep you safe.
Check out this site http://www.naui.com/
(decompression sickness) is a very serious matter to them.


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Thanks for your help. I'm sure it'll be fun, no matter how deep we go. My husband, just wants to try it. Maybe at a later date, he can get certified.

Thanks for the links, I'll be sure to check them out.
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