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#51576
2010 Scuba Diving Survey Q2: Dive Trips
Greg - 7/15/2010 4:20 PM
Category: Survey
Replies: 819

What is your PRIMARY factor when deciding on a dive trip?
#8805
Eric_R - 8/08/2014 8:06 PM
[Choose #1] Location first then best bang for buck.
#787
Mavricky - 9/28/2010 6:15 PM
[Choose #2] Have not been on one yet because they do cost
#123
MrFlint - 8/31/2010 1:44 PM
[Choose #5] Getting the time off from work
#2169
Tiara_270 - 8/29/2010 11:37 AM
[Choose #5] weather and dive buddy ready to go
#209
liveandletdive - 8/28/2010 9:43 AM
[Choose #1] Love tropical waters. Nothing better than not having to put on a thick suit and hood. love the freedom i feel
#828
CptnTypeO - 8/24/2010 11:20 PM
[Choose #1] Dive sites available and their information
#1335
Pixel - 8/23/2010 3:26 PM
[Choose #1] Can I manage the entry and exit without posing a risk to myself or others.
#95
wascubadude - 8/22/2010 8:05 PM
[Choose #1] Quality diving at an overall (travel,lodging, food and diving) affordable price.
#623
flyingfrawg - 8/22/2010 5:16 PM
[Choose #4] I go for the experiences offered.
#292
provoker - 8/22/2010 10:27 AM
[Choose #2] Price then location
#67
HeatherG - 8/21/2010 10:08 AM
[Choose #2] I’m still a "new" enough diver that MOST locations are new and thus exciting.
#54
delsol - 8/20/2010 5:18 PM
[Choose #1] Price first, but location is a close second
#46
rsmith4656 - 8/20/2010 8:13 AM
[Choose #2] What with our current economy
#954
james4964 - 8/19/2010 5:09 PM
[Choose #2] air dont buy itself
#31
trace - 8/19/2010 1:52 AM
[Choose #1] i like to see new things
#93
TylerDurden - 8/18/2010 11:47 AM
[Choose #1] Location is first...price is a close second in this economy...!
#184
scubaschwab - 8/17/2010 2:50 PM
[Choose #1] The others don’t matter if the place has nothing to see underwater.
#63
Minky - 8/16/2010 9:38 PM
[Choose #1] price too
#68
PugetS_Diver - 8/16/2010 7:53 PM
[Choose #2] Cost of travel.
#80
gunman200081 - 8/13/2010 5:10 PM
[Choose #5] i have never planned a dive trip but i would go off what other divers say. I like to hear from people who have been there and done it.
#212
Divin_DnT - 8/10/2010 6:10 PM
[Choose #1] Weather also!
#205
Synike - 8/08/2010 9:01 PM
[Choose #4] Price can be low or location can be gorgeous...but it all doesn’t matter if you don’t have awesome dive activities to do! ;)
#1971
nauidiver - 8/07/2010 8:43 PM
[Choose #5] All above
#2005
Scubapilot17 - 8/07/2010 12:12 PM
[Choose #5] diving freedom
#234
iluvczm - 8/06/2010 6:31 PM
[Choose #5] A combination of everything
#2322
iScuba - 8/06/2010 12:35 PM
[Choose #2] While location is an important factor, price of the trip is the main concern. I don’t believe the CHEAPEST is the best, but affordable is key.
#9476
hoofpick - 8/06/2010 9:10 AM
[Choose #5] it depends on all of the above. Since we can’t be in the water 24/7 it helps to have other activities available. Location can be tied to travel time, if you only have a week and it takes two days to get to the location thats not too feasible.
#216
Rhonda - 8/06/2010 9:02 AM
[Choose #5] I’m more concerned about what I will get to see and experience...like a wide variety of sea life and wreck sites etc...
#113
webrunner - 8/06/2010 7:56 AM
[Choose #2] it’s both location and price
#261
Gottado - 8/05/2010 7:31 AM
[Choose #5] Combination of all 4 items above. I want value but I also want lots of great diving
#13944
noeltime13 - 8/05/2010 5:30 AM
[Choose #2] Best cost for the best package in a favorable area carries high influence.
#2603
SherlThePerl - 8/05/2010 2:04 AM
[Choose #1] Location first, but price is always a factor
#2235
jeff98208 - 8/04/2010 3:58 PM
[Choose #5] all of the above
#95
norcalunderwaterhunter - 8/03/2010 2:57 PM
[Choose #5] game to hunt and dive location
#55
JERM - 8/01/2010 6:19 PM
[Choose #1] Dive Site
#382
Seadiver - 8/01/2010 12:49 AM
[Choose #5] Combination of price and location.
#66
pogiguy2009 - 7/30/2010 1:13 PM
[Choose #5] all the above
#406
yoostahbeayooper - 7/30/2010 9:27 AM
[Choose #5] cash available
#953
RockPro - 7/28/2010 10:42 AM
[Choose #5] All of the above. I’m 1 of 3 that dive.. the other two need land-lubber action.
#2033
Skipster - 7/27/2010 2:17 PM
[Choose #2] location+price are critical
#23
Piscador - 7/26/2010 12:42 PM
[Choose #4] The type of dive usually drives my interest.
#310
jnowak100 - 7/26/2010 11:36 AM
[Choose #1] assuming that price and travel time are "reasonable"
#1602
LONGTAILBDA - 7/26/2010 11:35 AM
[Choose #3] Wife gets limited time off a year
#69
randydkc - 7/26/2010 10:13 AM
[Choose #2] This sport is freaken expensive
#732
allstarwa - 7/25/2010 8:18 PM
[Choose #1] Whether or not I’ve been there before.
#228
Waterskier1 - 7/25/2010 6:10 PM
[Choose #5] All of the above, but mostly bottom time for the $
#23
JustinK - 7/25/2010 5:06 PM
[Choose #5] Depth, types of wrecks/animals. If they mind if I tec dive.
#348
LandSeaAir - 7/25/2010 3:48 PM
[Choose #2] wellll duhhhhh,,,,,, but I am focusing a lot right now on activities as I try to blend some archeological type excursions along with the diving
#1001
h2ofria - 7/25/2010 8:16 AM
[Choose #1] Site has to have more than just diving to really attract me, hiking birdwatching, sightseeing, etc.
#194
Tom4Diveheart - 7/23/2010 9:54 PM
[Choose #1] Particularly health of underwater ecosystem
#1461
BlueGil - 7/23/2010 4:39 AM
[Choose #5] the what,when,and where is determined by what kind of dive I feel like doing at the time.
#299
tcdamsel - 7/22/2010 11:25 PM
[Choose #1] I have a bucket list and am trying to make it to all those places before there is nothing left to look at.
#3033
Flipper78754 - 7/22/2010 4:23 AM
[Choose #5] In this economic time all the above
#180
briank237 - 7/21/2010 5:59 PM
[Choose #2] Aside from local diving trips, I generally select a location that I know will have good diving, good accommodations, and unfotuately, price tends to be the deciding factor.
#5643
tshark - 7/21/2010 1:50 PM
[Choose #5] All of the above.
#21
Darkstar - 7/21/2010 1:32 PM
[Choose #5] Like to do more diving but work gets in the way
#86
Spazz - 7/21/2010 10:52 AM
[Choose #1] Location is primary, however price, travel time and activies provided are as equal in my decisions
#366
DiveBrat - 7/20/2010 9:02 PM
[Choose #5] All of the above
#75
ledzep0121 - 7/20/2010 8:45 PM
[Choose #5] dive costs included in hotel package
#76
dbh62034 - 7/20/2010 3:23 PM
[Choose #5] all the above
#159
Schuedog - 7/20/2010 1:57 PM
[Choose #5] I have time shares that I love going to. I always dive near them.
#40
BROOKLYN - 7/20/2010 1:45 PM
[Choose #5] due to my location.... water conditions
#78
jbear - 7/20/2010 1:35 PM
[Choose #2] I’d dive almost anywhere & make the time if I could afford the trip, they can be very expensive
#71
dbmiller7 - 7/20/2010 11:48 AM
[Choose #2] Price now, is a real issue for everyone.
#69
rlk - 7/20/2010 9:32 AM
[Choose #1] what is there to dive on...wrecks caves formations etc..
#1789
tmac_diver - 7/20/2010 9:09 AM
[Choose #5] available dates that dont conflict with work
#82
Guardian81 - 7/20/2010 8:46 AM
[Choose #5] combination of location & price
#48
WhaleShark - 7/20/2010 8:46 AM
[Choose #1] For Specific species encounters.
#57
Lells4 - 7/20/2010 7:51 AM
[Choose #1] I live in SE FL ... price/travel time are all about the same. What we focus on is location ... in the water. Which particular reef, wreck, etc.
#216
SpeedoSwimmer - 7/20/2010 7:14 AM
[Choose #1] I’d love to see Truk
#24
JuanDvr - 7/20/2010 6:13 AM
[Choose #1] Plus what marine critters are in the area. What am I wanting to see, what does the resort have to offer.
#94
ScubaGuyNNWFla - 7/20/2010 6:06 AM
[Choose #2] I look to go somewhere new most of the time, but overall, the total pricetag must play in as the key factor if the final decision. We are lucky that few resorts are truely outrageous in cost and most are close to each other in price
#83
TraceMalin - 7/20/2010 12:37 AM
[Choose #5] Adventure aspect.
#315
divemaster63 - 7/20/2010 12:26 AM
[Choose #5] all of the above
#251
tgdiver - 7/19/2010 11:04 PM
[Choose #2] I don’t plan a trip to somewhere I’m not interested in, so affordability is the main factor.
#6103
HogLifer - 7/19/2010 10:56 PM
[Choose #2] I can’t afford it travel anywhere, although I can dive anywhere.
#3512
Nesher - 7/19/2010 10:52 PM
[Choose #5] Primarily it’s a combination location and activities (# of dives per day) followed by travel time then price
#13
J105Puff - 7/19/2010 10:47 PM
[Choose #5] a cmbination of all of the answers
#99
Guggyfish - 7/19/2010 9:53 PM
[Choose #5] Location and travel time combined
#40
Klyde - 7/19/2010 9:48 PM
[Choose #1] I always look for close to home because if I like It I may be able to splurge more on return visits
#10
SCUBA_Sue - 7/19/2010 9:25 PM
[Choose #5] I am the only one in my family who dives, so I need a family vacation that offers diving and other activities for them, or a dive buddy (still need to find one)
#44
Velvet - 7/19/2010 9:06 PM
[Choose #1] some dive center tell you they will take you to the best spot and ist not true if the boat is not full of divers
#15
wreckdiver12 - 7/19/2010 8:55 PM
[Choose #5] location and the type of diving
#42
billtahiti - 7/19/2010 8:21 PM
[Choose #1] Visibility- water temp -photo ops
#346
LiAn - 7/19/2010 7:42 PM
[Choose #5] cost; how many dives; type of dives; location & travel time
#2623
hectorj84 - 7/19/2010 7:36 PM
[Choose #2] Local charters and beach dives make great cheap dives here in Florida.
#3062
Indiana - 7/19/2010 7:31 PM
[Choose #2] For most trips its price because I am not rich
#2254
madlobster - 7/19/2010 7:21 PM
[Choose #4] S/O doesn’t dive so i need a location with more than diving, but diving a must :)
#35
CMOST - 7/19/2010 7:03 PM
[Choose #1] All of the answers should be considered.
#159
Flory - 7/19/2010 6:50 PM
[Choose #2] Unfortunately, most diving trips are out of the reach cost-wise to diving families. When you have 3 children that all dive, add in the parents & @ $2000 (avg price for a dive trip w/airfare) a person - you’re talking $10,000 for a vacation. Not good.
#512
Scubadog1 - 7/19/2010 6:39 PM
[Choose #1] Generally I select diving for places or things I want to see
#1114
WRKDVR - 7/19/2010 6:32 PM
[Choose #5] Many types of dive operations dont suit every diver
#246
Aud - 7/19/2010 6:22 PM
[Choose #1] For me - the water needs to be warm - with lots of critters and coral. Since I have longer list of destinations than time it really become a factor or location, price and ease of getting there.
#35
ScubaMurph - 7/19/2010 6:03 PM
[Choose #2] We love to dive, but don’t have a lot of extra money. Always watching for good deals in the Caribbean.
#280
peter2204 - 7/19/2010 5:48 PM
[Choose #1] must be suitable for varied abilities
#31
MotleyDiver - 7/19/2010 5:13 PM
[Choose #5] Direct flight when possible
#5919
SCUBASMITTY - 7/19/2010 5:10 PM
[Choose #5] ALL THE ABOVE mainly price,location, and travel hassle
#144
Padidiver88 - 7/19/2010 5:01 PM
[Choose #1] Also the availabilty of a dive buddy.
#40
SGdiver - 7/19/2010 4:43 PM
[Choose #2] Price just because I’m poor
#28
DivinDiva57 - 7/19/2010 4:39 PM
[Choose #2] I want to dive everywhere, but can’t afford much becuase of the economics. So I opt for more affordable dives.