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11. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 20 Feb '12 13:26

Ruins... I remember seeing a lot of those in Ireland. It became a common comment between Phil, Kris and me. "Oh look, more ruins!"

Isa now returns this thread back to it's originally scheduled topic - HONEYMOON!

12. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 255 posts) 21 Feb '12 07:59

Quoting Purdy

God lm looking forward to this more than the wedding - is that wrong??!!

Oh, u made me laugh! nothing is wrong. What could be more exciting then preparation for a trip, especially if it's abt C. America?
Some thoughts abt PADI n staff.
I dont know your fiance (neither u) personally, but I can guess that he would like to dive together, esp. if it's a honeymoon dive in exotic destination.
At another side - it's clear that you r not at his level and you will not be there also after you receive your licence.
It's a bit tricky situation.
Something else: when u r in dive course - it's kind of "army-service" and not fun at all. Allright, it's interesting and new expirience, and ppl (in dive centers) are cool and so on. But... mmm... no, it's not fun. Especially if you take it seriously (= want be safe in the water).
You also said that you will not dive later (in UK), so it's useless for future.
All this made me thinking "why will you spend your short stay in amazing C.Am for smth that u will never use?"I understood u already did the part of course, so if it counts and u only need a day or two - to complete, it somehow makes sence, but if you are going to spend now abt 5 days of "full-time job" - is it reasonable?
i'm sorry if i confuse you now - it seems you are already deep in planning and it's great that u so excited.
I dive for quite long time (about 15 years) and I dive a lot, during all the year also in my "hot and sandy" country and also in other seas. My underwater life is significant for me, very much so. So, my husband is my dive-partner in most of dives and it is great thing for many reasons. No doubt it's great to have common interests, but dive partner is more then shared fun - it should be someone who you trust completely and who is ready to take responsibility abt your safety. It may be sound pathetic, but every dive, even the most banal one, may become an accident. They don't like to speak about it in diving course, not good for commerce ...LOL
taking it back to honeymoon issues: I think the right way to discuss with Paul this issue. If he is going to dive alone anyway, then may be snorkling 2gether will be cool and sweet enough. If he wanna dive with you (accent on "with") - then it's another thing, yes, need to get this licence.

13. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 21 Feb '12 08:38

Hi Vanessa,

I'm sure Heather will answer for herself also. (I do know her very well as she's spent time in our home and a meet-up in Dublin.)

I agree with you, Heather will probably never be at Paul's diving level. But, it will be something they can share and I think they have come to agreement about his not interfering with her initial training. (He just wanted to be helpful the first go-around and that made her nervous. Then, she caught a cold.)

I'd been certified for close to 15 years when my husband took his open water course. I've had my certifications since 1985. (Hence, me being like Paul and finally being told to shut up and go away.) My husband is my best and only dive buddy unless we're doing more training. Only once did I find myself screaming at him, in tears, because we'd been separated and he didn't surface after 1 minute. We were in a training exercise and he was not my buddy at that time. But, it was a lesson learned.

Heather and Paul like to travel so not using her dive skills in the UK is somewhat understandable. I can't use a wet suit hood and clear my ears. We prefer warm water diving as we've gotten older. If we can't afford to dive, or it's not included, we snorkel but I will hate the day I can't strp on a tank any more.

Sorry H - just felt the want to answer... Take it away, girl!!!

14. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru, 255 posts) 21 Feb '12 09:23

cheers
Just alike Isadora I couldnt stay out of water-talk.
There were my thoughts about.
It's nice to see more of diving couples all around!

V.

15. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 21 Feb '12 10:15

Quoting vanessa

cheers
Just alike Isadora I couldnt stay out of water-talk.
There were my thoughts about.
It's nice to see more of diving couples all around!

V.

Vanessa, this is how we make close friends through a website. If she's lucky, Heather may get a word in edgewise. (She and I are both 'talkers' and rarely shut up.) I'll be snorkeling in Barbados in 9 days - and counting.

Isa now returns this thread to it's originally scheduled topic about a HONEYMOON!!!

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