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How You Can Pack a Seven-Night Dive Cruise Into Three-Nights

The three night cruise ship dive trip is a quick, easy, affordable and satisfying Dive Cruise. Consider the three-nighter to Nassau and CocoCay on Royal Caribbean. We get to cruise, we get to dive, and we feel like we’ve cheated by logging three dives on a three-day weekend! It feels ...
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Summer Foul Weather Gear Choice Considerations

Sailing, being one of the oldest forms of transportation, has its own language. Those cylinders that keep the boat from damaging the dock are fenders; never, ever called “bumpers,” and no self-respecting sailor would refer to their foul weather gear as a “rain jacket.” Because, you see, foul weather gear ...
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I’m Ready to Remember How to Pack for a Cruise!

Refresher Time! Here's my number one, most important, space-saving, aggravation-saving tip for packing for a cruise: Pick a simple color scheme, so that you can greatly reduce the number of pairs of shoes because shoes take up the most room in your luggage! Determine your color scheme first. Will it ...
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How to Know If You Have Right of Way When You Are On the Water

Who has the "Right-of-Way?" Hierarchy of right-of-way; from highest right-of-way to the lowest right-of-way on the water explained. Which vessel has the most right-of-way of all is the main question, so here's a quick guide to situations. I think of it as a totem pole; with the vessel with the ...
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29 Cruise Hacks You Need

New Dive Cruise Techniques If you're considering a cruise, especially a dive cruise, you'll like these techniques I've developed for making the trip easier and a total success. These procedures can help ensure you have a smooth trip, make all your connections, and enjoy your dive vacation. You don’t have ...
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5 Elements to Evaluate Before You Return to a Dock

Some of the scariest moments in boating are when you depart from or approach a dock. This simple five-point checklist will help you evaluate most situations so you can maneuver safely when you leave a dock. 1. Wind Both sailing and power vessels are affected by the wind direction when ...
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How You Can Memorize the Waterway Marker System

“Red Right Returning” is so easy to remember that it’s usually the first aspect of the U. S. Aids to Navigation marker system that new boaters learn. In teaching sailing classes, it's one of the topics new sailors are most concerned - and confused - about. I've been teaching sailing ...
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How You Can Find Boats That Need Crew

If you're looking to find boats on which to crew, or to get experience on crossings, there are websites and apps to help you with exactly that. Here are some websites that will help you find either crew or captain for your boat, or, positions for you as crew or ...
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3 Items to Keep In Your Sailing Bag

Weighing the need for equipment versus the sheer weight of my sailing bag; three more items made the cut and are now staples in my every day carry captain's sailing bag; I added binoculars, a head lamp, and a solar charger. In my work as a sailboat captain, there are ...
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How to Rent Your Dock to Boaters for Extra Income

Boaters Were the First Airbnb’ers The best innovation ever for boaters and waterfront homeowners is here; the ability to search for privately-owned dock rentals worldwide using an online system similar to Airbnb for finding a slip for your boat. It's called PierShare, and can you even imagine the benefits and ...
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