I'm looking for suggestions on where to go on vacation next summer (late July, early Aug 2014) with my in-laws and their kids.
1) Within reasonable travel/flight time from Dallas, Texas. There will be four children on this trip, ages 1, 3, 5, and 7.
2) A house/apartment/bungalow to rent for around $2500/week to house 6 adults and the aforementioned four kids.
3) Good SCUBA diving for my father-in-law, brother-in-law, and myself (all with advanced open water).
4) Good beaches for my wife, mother-in-law, brother-in-law's wife, and the kids, preferably within easy access of the lodgings.
Thanks very much.
posted by oneironaut
on Nov 29, 2013 -
I'd like to see Great Whites off the coast of San Francisco, but reviews for most places seem shaky. Is there any one company that does this best? [more inside]
posted by Brainy
on Jul 2, 2013 -
Road tripping around Iceland in August. I am very on the fence about booking a dive trip in the Silfra fissure. Would love to hear from people that did it. [more inside]
posted by corn_bread
on Jun 2, 2012 -
Need help with some of the details of buying a diving board for some poor Estonian kids [more inside]
posted by LordSludge
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Can I go scuba diving with extreme fish allergies? So, I'm taking a scuba diving class in a pool, mostly to get over my deep water fears. Now I'm thinking about getting my open water certification but I had some concerns. I have extreme fish allergies. Meaning if a fish bites me, touches me, or stings me it could cause me to have an anaphylaxis reaction (trouble breathing). That all given, can I go diving without troubles? Will I need special gear?
posted by snow_mac
on Feb 29, 2012 -
Thinking of going to Ambergris Caye in mid-March. We were last there in 1998... how has it changed, for better or worse? And ideas of places to stay, preferably in or very close to San Pedro, with a kitchen? [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Recommendations for PADI diving instruction on a liveaboard in the Great Barrier Reef? [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo
on Jul 9, 2011 -
Help me figure out the best place to (scuba) dive in North or Central America at the end of June/beginning of July? [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon
on Jun 8, 2011 -
I went scuba diving for the first time today-- I´m in Mexico, so it was at a resort. They gave us a pool training session and then took us out on the boat-- I believe our final dive was at 45 meters.
The trouble is, I had a hard time equalizing my ears on the descent, and at the bottom I still wasn´t entirely comfortable pressure-wise. I kept going though (maybe unwisely) and felt ok for the duration. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch
on Mar 20, 2011 -
TravelFilter: Looking for a tropical vacation spot with awesome diving and other adventures this spring or summer. [more inside]
posted by natabat
on Jan 20, 2011 -
I'm in Wakiki for another week. Once my cold abates in a day or so, which diving center would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on Jan 1, 2011 -
Say a very light, very healthy person took a dive from some stupidly high altitude, and spread themselves out into a skydiving position so that they just reached their minimum terminal velocity.
Would it be at all possible that this person could survive the drop if they landed in the sea, assuming they quickly rearranged themselves into a more streamlined diving position just before impact?
posted by insperatum
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Tulum and Cozumel - which one or both, and what to see and do for an outdoorsy / photographer / SCUBA type... [more inside]
posted by jnnla
on Jul 13, 2010 -
Where can I buy a polarized diving mask? I imagine it would take out a lot of reflection (as with a camera).
posted by bright77blue
on Feb 11, 2010 -
I'd like to get some recommendations on travelling to Belize. I'm planning my first out-of-country trip ever from the US to Belize. I have never travelled outside of the country before and need some pointers on international travel in general and travelling to Belize specifically. I would like to stay on Caye Caulker and visit the Great Blue Hole
and a couple of cave systems. I'm perfectly happy lounging by the sea in a hammock with an umbrella drink, but I'd also like to do something fun or exciting I can only do in Belize. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw
on Jan 26, 2010 -
RedGreenShowFilter: I've got a bunch of crisp paperback romance novels I've scavenged from dumpsters around town, and I'd rather turn them into something than read or try selling them. What can I build
using them? I'm thinking clear box tape instead of duct, so the corny covers will still be visible. Bonus points for something handy. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Sep 8, 2009 -
Help! I am looking for an underwater case (Olympus PT-035) for my Olympus 770SW... but it seems to have disappeared from the face of the Internet! [more inside]
posted by aggienfo
on Mar 29, 2009 -
Where should I get my underwater camera film developed in San Francisco (or by mail, if there's a good option)? [more inside]
posted by roxie110
on Jan 27, 2009 -
I'm looking for a holiday destination. Last weeks of October where I can hike (mountains), bike (atb) and learn diving (padi). No resorts or too much luxury, just basic accomodation. I'm alone so it would be nice to meet more travellers.
Doe you have suggestions?
posted by beemsterman
on Sep 23, 2008 -
Diving the USS Oriskany - Has anyone been down to Pensacola to dive it? Any recommendations for a dive shop/charter, and or place to stay?
posted by gonadostat
on Aug 20, 2007 -
I'm looking for advice, thoughts and tips on how to break into a fairly closed industry (diving support)
, that I'm qualified for but have little experience in and no contacts in. Details inside.. [more inside]
posted by Nugget
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Whilst at the quack's for a check-up to do a diving course, he informed me I had a systolic heart murmur. I've googled (of course) but wondered if anyone else had experience so I can set my anxiety 'defcon' level appropriately! I have to have an 'echocardiogram'- potential problems for SCUBA? Thanks mefiers...
posted by Rufus T. Firefly
on Jan 19, 2007 -
How save is recreational scuba diving? Need statistics to convince my girlfriend to dive with me. [more inside]
posted by bluejayk
on Aug 30, 2006 -
Are Force Fin-brand "slim fins
" just as good for recreational SCUBA diving and snorkeling as the standard "original/dive
" model? I like all the adjustable options of the slim fin, but I am wondering why every vendor - not just the examples on Amazon - show the more customizeably and sturdier looking slim fin as being $10-$20 less expensive than the original/dive model. [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Aug 8, 2006 -
A friend thrice removed claims that as a kid, he used to shut out the world by inverting a trash can, tying a few cinder blocks to it, and submerging himself in his parents' swimming pool. I dig this story... [more inside]
posted by Phred182
on Jun 26, 2006 -
I wear glasses and I need a prescription dive mask for snorkeling, but I don't know anything about them. Anyone have tips or recommendations?
posted by smackfu
on Apr 5, 2006 -
I'm exceedingly susceptible to seasickness. I'm an avid scuba diver, and I'm now learning how to sail. Both activities put me in smallish boats, and if there's any chop, it's only a matter of time before I am leaning over the side. I don't want my inner ears to keep me from doing things that I enjoy. Please share your tips on keeping your inner ears happy and your lunch down. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia
on Apr 3, 2006 -
Floridian Scuba-diving Mefites, help!
There's one full week left before Christmas, and I want to get in some diving in Florida. I'd especially be interested in finishing up my Nitrox certification (I just need to do the checkout dives). Help me figure out how! [more inside]
posted by SemiSophos
on Dec 16, 2005 -
Scuba diving in Thailand, Malaysia, Bali or Western Australia? Anybody got any views or experience? [more inside]
posted by asok
on Sep 7, 2005 -
I'm thinking of spending a couple weeks in the Solomon Islands diving this summer, and am looking for suggestions and recommendations of places to go, things to do, and people to see. [more inside]
posted by soda pop
on Apr 18, 2005 -
Divers of Metafilter, help us plan our honeymoon!
We are taking three weeks this summer and plan to spend part of that time scuba diving, perhaps on a live-aboard. We are thinking South Pacific and/or Indonesia, but haven't managed to narrow it down any further than that. Tips, suggestions, and warnings welcomed. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia
on Apr 12, 2005 -
On October 11th, I'm going to be jumping out of an airplane (with a parachute). I would like to be able to take a few pics on the way down. So, how in the heck can I do that with the air rushing by and the obvious distraction of falling to the Earth?
posted by moonbird
on Sep 17, 2004 -
In Olympic diving events, why are there a couple of streams of water converging on the surface where the divers hit the pool?
posted by COBRA!
on Aug 26, 2004 -