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Old 09-14-2010, 04:47 PM   #16
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We would also like to have diving at CC. We asked one of the lifeguards and they say they did not know exactly why it was not offered anymore. They said it was at one time but had very limited interest. They also said they had tanks and a gear available to them for repairs and such.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #17
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Capt BJ maybe right that the diving is not that interesting. I don't know since I did not do the snorkel excursion. The snorkeling in the bay is very mundane although very safe and great for small kids. If the diving outside the bay is also mundane, then perhaps the interest would be low. Seems to me that the initial response however would be in favor of a scuba excursion.
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I think that there could be about 3 main reasons on why there isnt/no longer is scuba excurions at CC.
1. With the economy, (even prior to 2000) and the number of dive ops that have gone under or were absorbed, I wouldnt be surprised if the op they had used/or potentially used, is no longer in business.
2.Price. Alot of people would view it as too expensive.
3. To me at least, there really isnt enough hours to spend at CC. Youd lose a good portion of the island experience. Granted the double dips have an advantage.But those are a realatively new itinerary.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #19
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Not sure if I did this right but found a 2003 review on the disboards



http://http://www.www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=357426&highlight=scuba

Apparently later in 2003, it was cancelled due to vendor related problems. Others posted various excursions were cancelled as they did not have enough people book.

This was on a another site from 2003.
I just received my excursion packet from DCL the other day so I have some info on the Scuba Dive Adventure

The cost is $89 per person and last for 2 - 2.5 hours. The excursion times are 9:15, 11:45 or 2:15.

According to the brochure it sounds like you go to 2 dive sites. One is a 60 foot dive and the other is a 40 foot dive.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:03 PM   #20
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Great link and info about diving in the past. Now I would think that the reasons it doesn't exist anymore are purely ecomnomic with perhaps limited interest. Too bad. Seems like Disney could run this excursion using their own CMs much like the stingray excursion and turn a profit.
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we are planning to cruise to CC in the summer of '12. *fingers crossed* that enough of you will comment on having a desire to dive between now and then that we will get to! :0) it will be almost 3 years by the time i go diving in the MR this coming spring (at least i hope i get to!)
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The one thing Ive noticed about Disney lately, is that they limit liability. They used to have their own trucking operation,that would cross ship things from the east to the west coast and back. Things like the parades, ride and show pieces, or entire attractions.A lot of the things for the Cali parks are made here in Fl, then shipped cross country, either by plane or truck. They shut it down, and now use a contractor. One of the reasons I heards was due to liability. Same reason that the DCL/DME busses are outsourced. Worst case scenario, the contractor has to deal with any potential payouts. Disney (parks at least prob the same for DCL) all but came out recently and said, that they are looking for ways to cut employee cost. Its decidedly not the same company that Walt started 50 or 60 years ago.

So, Id say the chances that DCL will run a dive op on their own, at CC, Id have to say is pretty slim. Outsourced, they may do it.If they could find a reputable op to handle it.
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we are planning to cruise to CC in the summer of '12. *fingers crossed* that enough of you will comment on having a desire to dive between now and then that we will get to! :0) it will be almost 3 years by the time i go diving in the MR this coming spring (at least i hope i get to!)

If you ever make it to Fl, in May, let me know. A group of us go to the Keys for Sinko DiMayo, to dive and have fun. We have divers and non divers in the group. Any one else is more then welcome.
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we are planning to cruise to CC in the summer of '12. *fingers crossed* that enough of you will comment on having a desire to dive between now and then that we will get to! :0) it will be almost 3 years by the time i go diving in the MR this coming spring (at least i hope i get to!)
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We too are planning on the summer of 2012 once the schedule is released. I can only hope DCL would bring in a dive op. Since there was one once, I guess it could be possible although the liability that was addressed is probably what is stopping anyone from doing it again. What I love most about CC is that the kids can safely play on CC while the wife and I can do a single tank excursion (or two tank). At a port like Nassau, I would have to keep the kids on the ship and they would feel cheated. I know, call DFS, my teenage children have been left on a Disney Cruise ship to play while at port.
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