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Dive Trip Party Poopers

those include holidays, cold water, smokers and karaoke

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Have smoking crew members or unexpectedly frigid water put a damper on your diving? Have you ever been restless all night and worried about making the morning dive because a bunch of jerks are having a party in the courtyard? And then did you get up early, only to find that it was St. Jack's Day of Ascension and there would be no diving? Read on.

No Diving Today, Because It's a Holiday. Or a Sunday.

If you're at a resort, you may be surprised when your expected six days of diving gets cut to five because it's an unexpected national holiday, or an obvious one, like Christmas, or even a local election. No one works and you're out of luck, unless you can drum up shore diving. Oops, should have done better pretrip research.

"When I asked the trip leader to work something
out with the smokers, he asked why,
and then he suggested I do it myself!"

On some South Pacific islands, the Seventh Day Adventists have shut down all activity on Sunday. At the Nautilus Resort in Kosrae, Micronesia, Holly Bent (Kaawa, HI) found out that every Sunday is a day of rest, and that means no diving. She and her partner rented a car and "we did find the Seventh Day Adventist village, which did have some activity going on."...

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