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Are We Americans Good Tippers or Just Total Suckers?

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Americans are known worldwide for showing their generosity with tips, and we've written often about how staff at dive resorts and on liveaboards cater to Americans more than other nationalities in the hopes they'll receive that financial generosity.

But the cruise director of the Jardines Aggressor took it too far when Undercurrent subscriber Gail Ling was aboard in March to dive in Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Not only was the non-diving cruise director dictatorial and uncooperative when it came to selecting dive sites, Ling wrote us, "She was at her worst when she told us at dinner that a $500 tip was expected from each of us. It was a real turnoff and totally against Aggressor policy."...

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