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    We bought ours at dive friends oasis on...

    We bought ours at dive friends oasis on 27july2019.

    We got a paper receipt and plastic BC tag.

    Payment by credit card required, cash not accepted. DF guy said credit card was now the rule....
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    Was call'em "horseflies"

    Was call'em "horseflies"
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    We bought ours last week at Dive Friends Oasis,...

    We bought ours last week at Dive Friends Oasis, got a paper receipt and a BC tag same as always in the past.

    Had to pay by credit card, cash not accepted. DF guy said dive operators asked gov to...
  4. Thread: Christmas Airfares

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    To paraphrase that great philosopher and...

    To paraphrase that great philosopher and commentator on the human condition, Tim Wilson (deceased):

    Well hell, maybe it's me.

    Good luck...
  5. Thread: Christmas Airfares

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    You probably already know this, but Delta changed...

    You probably already know this, but Delta changed their website some time ago to default to "refundable fares", which yield +++$ fares. You have to go into "advanced search" and unclick the little...
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    I've always thought it would be good to be a...

    I've always thought it would be good to be a "kept" man...
  7. Just occurred to me: We once took a look at...

    Just occurred to me:

    We once took a look at one of the Piet Boon houses on the south shore.

    Truly magnificent, and I would call them "pristine".

    May be too big for your group, and take $$$$.
  8. Den Laman, maybe? We stayed there when it was...

    Den Laman, maybe? We stayed there when it was nearly new, and it was as near to pristine then as you're likely to find on Bon. Haven't been back, but we like to move around. (Until BCV became our...
  9. I will second Beachcomber. We stayed there...

    I will second Beachcomber. We stayed there routinely when Tim&Leanne where the owners, and can't imagine that it has changed for the worse since the change in ownership. A wonderful place.

    We...
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    to get (sorta) back on topic for Kimfair ...

    to get (sorta) back on topic for Kimfair


    "awesome house made corned beef hash with eggs, incredible coffee and lilikoi juice"

    aw man, corned beef...:)
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    snorkeling Lac Bay.. We've done it a number of...

    snorkeling Lac Bay..

    We've done it a number of times, with my youngish children 11-12-13, like that.

    It's a long way out, but if you go it is great snorkeling.

    Remember sun protection, and...
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    Naw, don't post it. Every time you post one of...

    Naw, don't post it.

    Every time you post one of these I spend the entire day studying your photos, then wind up reading your blog (and you can quit with the Hawaiian coconut cream pie, too).
    ...
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    oh, wwguy, awareness is overrated. somebody...

    oh, wwguy, awareness is overrated.

    somebody told me that. I wouldn't know anything about awareness.
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    wwguy has it. I generally know from our...

    wwguy has it.

    I generally know from our extremely accommodating hostess exactly what our cost for lodging/dive fees (DFB also)/taxes will be, and always bring a "brown paper bag" full of cash to...
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    If you want to dive Hilma Hooker from shore (we...

    If you want to dive Hilma Hooker from shore (we do when we dive it, which is not often) go early. Be the first ones there - 0700 or thereabouts. Most of the tarpon that hang in the hold take off...
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    And thorn bushes with thorns that snicker at...

    And thorn bushes with thorns that snicker at Kevlar.
  17. Thread: North of Gotomeer?

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    Man, you got that right. At least it's not...

    Man, you got that right.

    At least it's not far...
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    if you continue up the road Thom is talking about...

    if you continue up the road Thom is talking about it will end at the "fish camp".

    I've never dived at the fish camp.

    Heading back south from the fish camp you will come to Nukove. This is a...
  19. Yellow headed jawfish are the coolest thing...

    Yellow headed jawfish are the coolest thing going. I can watch them for a long time, just waiting for them to spit sand and pebbles out of their hole.

    and as far as the green flash goes....
    ...
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    Well, I ignored your first trip report post, but...

    Well, I ignored your first trip report post, but then you go and bump it and post some more. I guess I'll have to spend all day tomorrow looking at your pics and reading your blog.

    Side note: I...
  21. Thread: Bait ball question

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    We usually go during the summer - jun-sept - and...

    We usually go during the summer - jun-sept - and have reliably seen bait balls in the shallows at Salt pier and White Slave. At salt pier I lay down on my back on that rock shelf coming in and hold...
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    If you do try the short connection and it looks...

    If you do try the short connection and it looks like you're going to miss it hustle on over.

    DO NOT GIVE UP until you see the closed door.

    Things happen in ATL - and sometimes they're in your...
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    I fly thru ATL every week. Ain't no way in...

    I fly thru ATL every week.

    Ain't no way in hell I'd try that. But many do, and make it.

    I will schedule that turn when I'm traveling on business, and I make it about 75-80% of the time. But I...
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    I think you have it. Pic 3 looks like the lamb...

    I think you have it.

    Pic 3 looks like the lamb shank I had at Bistro - same gravy, same potatoes, same asparagus topping - and I haven't seen its like anywhere else on Bon. It was really good.
    ...
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    If those are what I think, they used to be...

    If those are what I think, they used to be multi-bedroom condo units, available thru Plaza. We stayed in one in the mid-90's when our children were small.

    Havent been back there in many years,...
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