Happy 40th Birthday to Me!
March 27, 2014 10:48 AM Subscribe
I'm a single woman who will be celebrating her 40th birthday this December. I've decided to go away, specifically on a scuba trip. (I plan to get certified in May.) Please help me plan a single friendly birthday scuba trip.
posted by miss-lapin to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So here's what you need to know about me. Because my birthday falls on December 20th, it's generally pretty sucktacular. For my 40th, I want to do something special. I'm leaning towards Hawaii but I am open to other locations. I've been to Grand Cayman twice and love it, but also would like to go to some new places. The key is a place where I won't feel depressed about being single.
Last time I went to Grand Cayman, everyone was friendly and I ended up chatting with various people at dinner, on trips, etc. It was a smaller resort and therefore much friendlier. That's the type of thing that I'm looking for. I'm not entirely against going with a group if anyone can recommend one, but you need to read the next paragraph about my disability before you recommend a group.
You also need to know that I am mobility impaired. Now, I can and do walk around. I can't walk long distances ( over 4 miles would be trying) and I walk slowly. Even standing for periods longer than say 5-10 minutes can be trying. I have trouble getting upstairs. Aside from those issues, I walk around all the time. According to my pedometer, I generally average about 2.5 miles a day when I'm not working out and over four miles a day when I am. Obviously, swimming is not a problem and I love to spend time in the ocean.
I tend to travel alone because I don't want to put a group out with my limitations. A relaxed group that would allow for opting in and out of activities would probably be great. But I'm also cool with going by myself.
So...help me have a wonderful fun birthday with scuba diving.