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    No; completely different businesses.

    No; completely different businesses.
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    I would suggest looking at an alternative, such...

    I would suggest looking at an alternative, such as Diverse. I have no commercial interest here for the avoidance of doubt, but highly recommend them. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. :-)
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    As someone who worked for many years for a scuba...

    As someone who worked for many years for a scuba travel tour operator, this moment for BO2 has been on the cards for a few years. What I find confusing is that in none of their statements there is...
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    Hi GW, Yeah, I was a bit disappointed when...

    Hi GW,
    Yeah, I was a bit disappointed when Emperor changed the itinerary. Oh well, worse things in life...

    I can't really help regarding rates: I used to work for a tour operator and still have...
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    Hi GW, Apologies for the delay in responding. ...

    Hi GW,
    Apologies for the delay in responding.

    Postponed from Nov 2020 > Nov 2021. Postponed again from Nov 2021 > April 2022. Nightmare! With a slightly different itinerary. Not ideal, but I'll...
  6. Thread: Weird Calls

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    Go for it! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Plus...

    Go for it! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Plus you will be able to tell us all what it was about. Cos we're nosey like that.
  7. Thread: Tea

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    Meh, forget about all that hippy flavoured tea...

    Meh, forget about all that hippy flavoured tea nonsense. Assam every time for me, thanks.
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    I would love them to open for tourism though:...

    I would love them to open for tourism though: access to unspoiled Red Sea sites? It's certainly appealing. But on the other hand, SA are a bunch of cnuts.
  9. Just returned from 4 nights in Skye (stunning,...

    Just returned from 4 nights in Skye (stunning, breathtaking) followed by a week at Appin (near Oban). Scotland sure does scenery. And rain. Lots of rain. Saw the sun occasionally from a distance,...
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    1600 for 7 nights, AI, for two pax? Blimey,...

    1600 for 7 nights, AI, for two pax? Blimey, impressive work sir. Who did you book with? Or did you book directly with the resort? What month will you be visiting?
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    Hi Chris, Dived Malta & Gozo many times. I would...

    Hi Chris,
    Dived Malta & Gozo many times. I would recommend staying in Malta as the family would have other stuff to do and interest themselves while you were out diving. I can guarantee you will...
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    Insurance policies are available that cover such...

    Insurance policies are available that cover such regions. I couldn't comment on price or supplier as I have never needed to enquire, but I am aware they do exist. :-)
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    Yes, I've had mine and voted. I don't know the...

    Yes, I've had mine and voted. I don't know the candidates, so based my vote on what I read.

    One of the candidates seems to be obsessed with exclamation points! I didn't vote for that individual....
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    Was shown around Atlantis Azores earlier this...

    Was shown around Atlantis Azores earlier this year. Since this incident they now have put all their customer charging points in a metal box which can be switched off by a master switch. Can't recall...
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    Check the FCO website for up to date info if you...

    Check the FCO website for up to date info if you are interested, fella.
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    Pretty much everywhere is on the FCO list for 'do...

    Pretty much everywhere is on the FCO list for 'do not travel to this destination right now'! Insurance companies exist that cover destinations that have an FCO advisory against them. It's all...
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    BO2 used to block book flight seats, but they no...

    BO2 used to block book flight seats, but they no longer do this. So all the operators price along the same lines. BO2 used to have slight advantage here, they don't any more. I tend to use Diverse...
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    Yeah, I thought mostly sour grapes too. Certainly...

    Yeah, I thought mostly sour grapes too. Certainly not as gripping and well-written as Shadow Divers, that's for sure.
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    I did. I didn't take to it.

    I did. I didn't take to it.
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    Shadow Divers every time. What a stunning book....

    Shadow Divers every time. What a stunning book. Also deserving mention is Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria. Some people are just proper crazy!
  21. Stick it in your back pocket for an idea for the...

    Stick it in your back pocket for an idea for the future. Oh, and go for Royal Evolution 12 night trip to Suakin. It's stunning. :-)
  22. Try Sudan sometime. Loads of shark activity! In...

    Try Sudan sometime. Loads of shark activity! In fact, stunning diving in every respect. Red Sea on steroids. :-)
  23. May to July according to a brief search on Google.

    May to July according to a brief search on Google.
  24. Thread: Neil Peart

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    Saw Rush several times in the 80s. Mr Peart's...

    Saw Rush several times in the 80s. Mr Peart's solos were always hotly anticipated and warmly received. Such a genuinely nice fella too by all accounts. Certainly comes across as a good type in...
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    Concentrate on the cenotes, as the reefs on the...

    Concentrate on the cenotes, as the reefs on the mainland are a bit meh. Best reefs are on Cozumel, but perhaps distance and budget may prevent you from visiting the island. Depending on your...
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