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  Subject: Cozumel 2016

From: Sarah Hatfield
To: Gorman Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 5/28/2016

I had a blast on the trip! Wish I didn't have to go back to reality.
 
  Subject: Cozumel, Mexico 2016

From: Marcia Pena-Grumbles
To: Gorman Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 5/28/2016

Jeff and I had a wonderful time spending our honeymoon with old friends (no offense, David and Tom), and new friends. Although we did not dive, we spent time traveling to Chichen Itza, XPLOR, and snorkeling at Columbia and Palancar. Our trip began as it ended- rocky :-) by way of losing my passport and sleeping at the airport, but none of that put a damper on our honeymoon!!! It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I predict it wont be the last we see of each other!
 
  Subject: Cozumel Trip 2016

From: Merideth Tyburczy
To: Gorman Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 5/28/2016

Hi Tom, Thanks for a great trip. Blowing bubbles is always a wonderful way to spend time with friends. We got home at 4:30AM (3 hour delay in Dallas) but home at last. Joe went to work 3 hours later, Bleh, but he came home by noon. Hope you had a good trip home and that you are well rested. Thanks again, Merry and Joe
 
  Subject: Trip to TUFI Resort, PNG 2014

From: Sharon dePreister
To: Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 5/15/2014

It took 24 hours and several flights to get there. The resort is all alone on a bluff overlooking the water, surrounded by rainforest. Storms had been coming through, so the water was pretty rough. Tons of tropical fish, more variety than I'd seen in other places. Not many bigger fish. Am pretty sure the natives are eating those. The most spectacular things underwater were probably the clams. Gorgeous colors and quite large. One we saw was at least 3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, even saw a few sharks, which is always a plus. The dive guides came from nearby(?) villages. They hiked an hour and a half through the rainforest to the water and then paddled over in outriggers made from hollowed-out trees. We got to ride outriggers to a settlement on the water, watching the natives dance, make flour from palms and fire from sticks. The natives around the resort were very friendly. Good thing:)
 
  Subject: Trip to Palau and diving with NECO Marine

From: Jeff Hamlin
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/6/2013

Tom, Our dive adventure in Palau was terrific. Kudos to the dive team at NECO Marine. First class. We particularly liked Fabio Esposito, who is a masterful divemaster and underwater guide. Not only did he pick out a lot of interesting stuff to show us underwater but his coaching made me a much better diver. Let the folks at NECO know what an asset he is in their operation. The Blue Corner was fabulous. But The Blue Holes, Virgin Blue Hole and German Channel were outstanding also. Swimming with the Manta Rays was simply breathtaking. I look forward to the next time. Thanks for your help arranging the trip. Best, Jeff
 
  Subject: Philippine trip Nov 2012

From: Mark Jensen
To: Tom Gorman, Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 11/29/2012

Hi Tom, This was one of the best, if not THE best, live-aboard trips I've ever done, and I've done many. My boys and I truly enjoyed the set-up of the ship, the food, the friendly and helpful crew and captain, and the list goes on. The diving was fun, although towards the end I'd had enough of wall dives. But I would return in a week if I could. Having several days of muck diving at Dumaguete was a great diversion and totally enhanced the trip. I will definitely put it on my return list. Thanks for getting us there! Mark, Eric, and Grant Jensen
 
  Subject: St. Lucia Trip 2012

From: Cynthia Baird
To: Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 8/30/2012

Yes, I loved the room and the vacation! It was fabulous! Loved everything about it. Thank you soo much! -- Cynthia K. Baird
 
  Subject: St. Lucia 2012

From: Mark Jensen
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 8/29/2012

Hi Tom, Ok. I'll be serious now. I had a great time......as usual. The trip was well planned and the resort was top shelf. I was reluctant to go back to the Caribbean again because of being spoiled by the South Pacific and all the strange and unusual creatures there as well as the healthy nature of nearly all of the reefs in the S.P. Much to my surprise, St. Lucia was wonderful. Healthy reef, very pretty, lots of fish, etc. I would rate if very highly and would indeed return to St. Lucia and stay at the Anse Chastenet (however you spell it). The dive staff was fantastic, friendly, fun and helpful. All in all a super-fun trip and I enjoyed the usual cast of characters you bring together on your trips. Everyone was very compatible and fun. I'd go again! So when do we leave?!! Looking forward to the Philippines in November!! Mark
 
  Subject: St. Lucia trip Aug. 2012

From: Louise Thornton
To: Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 8/28/2012

It was a great trip, lovely location and wonderful people. Grateful for your magic once again. Hugs Louise Thornton
 
  Subject: BAHAMAS MAY 2012 TRIP

From: GARY WILLIAMS
To: TOM GORMAN
Date: 5/14/2012

Recently, several members of the club went on a trip to the Bahamas aboard the Aquacat. Tom Gorman organized the trip, with Bruce McKeon, Martha Edge, Gary Williams, Rich Morrisey, Pauline Herbert, Renee Periera, and Sharon DePriester meeting up in Nassau, Bahamas on May 5th and spending the next week diving the warm beautiful waters of the Exuma Cays. We were blessed with near perfect weather, calm seas, clear waters and great camaraderie. The boat was very roomy, with a large dining room and lounge on the second deck. Each cabin could sleep two people, complete with closet and drawer space, and bathrooms with heads and showers. There was always plenty of hot water to rinse off after a dive. And then there was the food! There were so many choices of food that many ate more food than was really needed just because it so good! When we were done diving for the day there was unlimited beer, wine and rum! The boat crew topped it off with great fun. For the first four days, we had the opportunity to dive up to 5 dives. There was a variety of dives to choose from, including wall dives, drift dives, shallow reef dives and night dives. I would say the highlight of the trip was the shark feeding dive, watching six to eight foot reef sharks attack frozen chum. We saw a wide variety of marine life as small as nudibranchs, gobys and jawfish up to reef sharks, nurse sharks, southern sting rays and loggerhead turtles. The crew kept telling us for the first few days that we could see some hammerhead sharks or eagle rays, but those always seemed to elude us. As someone who has logged most of my dives in Southern California, it was such a joy to be going out to the first dive site on Sunday and be able to look down and clearly see the bottom some 40 feet down. Most of the dives had no current or surge, so it was so enjoyable to be able to just float there without getting pushed around. I spent up to 91 minutes under the water on one dive just slowly moving around the reef, looking for the life, and taking pictures. By the time I got back on the boat, showered and dressed, everyone had already starting dinner. Several other dives we extended length dives as well. If you got tired of diving, there were on shore activities as well. On Sunday we all went onto one of the cays to feed grapes to the iguanas. You put a grape on a stick, then put it out there and several iguanas would run up and eat it off the stick. There were trips to remote beaches on the cays, as well as the Exuma Land and Sea Park. In the evenings, we could watch movies on the large TV. The boat captain was named Ron, so one night we watched the 20 year old movie Captain Ron starring Kurt Russell and Martin Short. My only regret on this trip was that it was not long enough! I can confidently say that we all had a fantastic time down there. For anyone looking to spend a week filled with diving and adventure, I would highly recommend a trip aboard the Aquacat. And I have to commend Tom Goman on such a fine pick.
 
  Subject: Loved our trip...

From: Pauline Herbert
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/14/2012

Hello Tom, I loved our trip and felt your friendly support through the week, as well as everyones. Looking forward to the next one. Sorry, no group photos from me. Enjoyed watching the video. Thanks to you, Pauline
 
  Subject: Thanks for making the Bahamas such a great trip!

From: Tracey Stangarone
To: Tom Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 5/14/2012

Hi Tom! Great trip! I am still rocking on the boat darn it! But, great memories and looking forward to the survivor party! Thank you for everything!!! Tracey
 
  Subject: Fiji Trip

From: Tracey Stangarone
To: Tom Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 11/23/2011

Hi Merry and everyone! I had an absolute ball with all of you! Thank you for the amazing time and great experience! I'm in for a future trip for sure and I hope to see all of you there too! Tracey
 
  Subject: Great trip to Fiji

From: Jane Martorana
To: Tom Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 10/24/2011

Good morning Fiji dive buddies, It was truly a wonderful vacation and each of you added to my great experience. It was a pleasure meeting new dive buddies, and I hope to share time with you guys again very soon. Tom, thank you for taking care of us and making sure we had a good time. Take care everyone and keep the Fiji diving smiles alive! Jane Martorana, Senior Social Worker
 
  Subject: Thanks for a great trip! Fiji was fun!

From: Joe & Merry Tyburczy
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/22/2011

THANKS, TOM, FOR A WONDERFUL TRIP WITH TRULY SPECIAL PEOPLE. We had a great time. Love, Merry and Joe
 
  Subject: Saba Trip in July

From: Sharon DePriester
To: Tom Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 8/4/2011

Tom, We had surprisingly good diving for the Caribbean. Lots of life, colorful coral, good accommodations, food, and dive operations plus very picturesque island with friendly people. Very good trip overall. Tom did a great job coordinating the flights, ferries and layovers.
 
  Subject: Truk & Palau in 2011

From: Sharon DePriester
To: Tom Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 8/2/2011

Tom, Absolutely worldclass diving. The real thing, challenging, beautiful. Lots of diverse life, deep dives, wrecks. The whole package! I enjoyed the comfort and ease of the liveaboard in Truk, but also the daily boat rides through beautiful scenery in Palau. We had good food, good quality divemasters, good accommodations. I'd highly recommend this trip to any advanced diver looking for adventure.
 
  Subject: Trip to Saba in Oct. 2011

From: PAULINE HERBERT
To: Tom Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 7/29/2011

Hello Tom, I loved the trip and would go again. The easy, beautiful diving with lots of variety of animals renewed my joy of diving and has motivated me to do more. Thus, I'm signing up for the Bahamas trip next May. Our friendly and supportive group made it especially fun. I enjoyed the restaurants' tasty food and the comfortable room too. So thanks for making the trip a success for me. I appreciate your help with my computer etc. You are easy to talk to and I feel your support. We could do the post party at my house on some other day than Aug. 6. I'll be gone on a seminar that weekend. Take care. Pauline
 
  Subject: Palau & Truk Trip 2011 Feed back!

From: Annette Lohman
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 6/12/2011

Hi Tom, Thank you for asking for feedback. I thought the trip was wonderful in most respects. The diving was great -- just beautiful underwater reefs, wrecks, and life. The accommodations, while not luxurious, were fine -- except for lack of hot water and poor internet access at the Blue Lagoon. I do think they need to address this. I understand they are at a remote location but hot water is kind of a basic in a "resort" type of hotel. If it had been a backpacker type of hotel, I might have expected the lapses. Please don't let my comments in any way detract from how great I thought the trip was. I was so glad I went! Thanks, Annette
 
  Subject: Palau & Truk Trip 2011

From: Mark Jensen
To: Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 6/8/2011

6/8/11 Hi Tom! Eric, Grant and I had a great time. We all gained weight on the trip! So, the food must have been pretty good!! Once home, I tried putting on a pair of blue jeans and found them pretty tight. Now on a diet to lose those extra pounds and get the pants fitting better. The diving was good too! We enjoyed both venues and Eric and Grant wanted to fly back to Palau for another week. If I didn't need to attend to business back home I might have taken them up on the idea. Thanks for putting together another fun trip. And thanks also for bringing us all, once again, back alive. Looking forward to Saba in July! Mark Jensen
 
  Subject: Palau & Truk Trip 2011

From: Sandra Boyd-Spoden
To: Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 6/7/2011

Woo Hoo! Was a GREAT trip! Thanks, Tom!!!
 
  Subject: Palau & Truk Trip 2011

From: Michael Kenneth DeWalsche
To: Gorman Dive Adventure
Date: 6/6/2011

"Thanks for another great trip!"
 
  Subject: Thanks for the travel

From: John and Neta Platt
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 11/23/2010

Happy Thanksgiving to you also. Thank you so much for all you do for all the folks who trust their travel to you. We have enjoyed all our trips we have done with you and they have always been perfect. Looking forward to doing more. Thanks again, Neta and John
 
  Subject: Trip to Saba

From: Bruce McKeon
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 11/6/2010

Mixed bag, but worthwhile. Not sure pinnacles at 100+ feet are my thing, although they are beautiful. Some nice reefs, but sea surface can be rough, because the island is too small to have a real "lee". Because of the geography, you have to schlep between higher-up and the (man-made) harbor, unlike beachside sites. Hiking on the island, with several climate zones compacted into a small space, is very interesting (w/ a guide). The boat ride to and from can be exciting. We drank Heinekens in quantity on the afternoon going over, compliments of the ferry crew, and we hunkered down in the cabin on the morning coming back, quite rough. Just a few comments. Basically a great week. Bruce McKeon
 
  Subject: SABA Trip in October

From: Shannon Roys - Texas
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 11/4/2010

Hey Tom, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip! It was nice to go somewhere that has not been invaded by McDonald's and Starbucks. That said, it made it a bit confusing on where to dine and they wanted reservation requests from the get go. We found that Eden's, Brigadoons and Scouts were great places. The Eco Lodge was fun too. The beds at Julianna's left a bit to be desired, but all in all, it was a nice hotel and Wym was great! The "museum" at Windwardside was cute, small but cute. The lady that showed us the small house was full of information and happy to have visitors. If you follow the path past the museum by the houses, it leads you to the dive shop, with fewer steep hills than the streets it seemed. The dive operation was fantastic. Steven is a walking encyclopedia of useful and useless knowledge! A very entertaining guy. Sorry you couldn't join us. Hope to see you at the Christmas party! Shannon
 
  Subject: SABA Trip in October

From: Cathy Solomon
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 11/4/2010

"Hi Tom, It was a great trip! I enjoyed gettiing to know Chico and Jean! Thanks for everything! Cathy"
 
  Subject: Saba Trip 2010

From: IanRichard Morrissey
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 11/1/2010

Hi Tom great trip, I baled early with the Thursday crew and had two great nights/days in St Maarten. 5 days of diving 3 per day is more than I need. Great trip.
 
  Subject: Bonaire Trip 2010

From: Kris Exton
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/6/2010

"Hey Tom! Bonaire was wonderful. Thank you!" Kris
 
  Subject: Trip to Bonaire 2010

From: Shannon Roys - Texas
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/2/2010

Shannon T Roys: Another great trip Tom! Thanks!
 
  Subject: Trip to Bonaire 2010

From: Cindy Wager
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/2/2010

Cindy Wager: It was fantastic Tom....really enjoyed it and felt better everyday about the diving! Great trip...thanks....can't wait for our next one :-)
 
  Subject: Bonaire Trip 2010

From: Neta & John Platt
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/2/2010

Neta Platt: Thank you so much for a great trip to Bonaire. We really enjoyed ourselves and appreciate all you do to make your trips perfect and easy for us. Neta and John PS: will share photos soon.....
 
  Subject: Cozumel Trip 2009

From: Cathy Solomon
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 11/1/2009

Hi Tom, Thanks for putting together a really fun trip! Appreciate all you do on those trips! Cathy
 
  Subject: Cozumel Trip in Oct 09

From: DAWN CRITTENDEN
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 11/1/2009

Tom, Thank you so much for a wonderful time... You did a great job in planning the perfect stress releiving vacation for me. When do we leave for the next one...? Dawn
 
  Subject: Dominica Trip 2009

From: Neta and John Platt
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 7/9/2009

Neta and John Platt 7/9/2009 We had a great trip with Tom and the other travelers in our group. There is alot to do and see for non divers also. I thoroughly enjoyed the island, it is absoulutley beautiful and the people are great. My husband loved diving,the dive master and crew. Thanks again - Tom
 
  Subject: 2008 Cozumel Trip

From: Halley Parsons
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 4/13/2008

4/13/08 Hi Tom ~ I didn't get to say goodbye at the airport. I lost you! I just wanted to thank you for an awesome trip! The diving was fantastic and the people were great fun! Can't wait till I can save up to do it again!!! If you need an assistant on your Indo trip, think of me :). If everyone is in to a wrap party, it would be fantastic to see everyone again. Just keep us posted. Take care and I'll come by the shop soon to say hi! Best, Halley
 
  Subject: Cayman Brac Trip 2008

From: Chuck Katz
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 4/2/2008

Hi Tom, Ryb and I had a great time on the trip and we will hopefully join the Domenica trip next year. You did a great job, given all of the different people and personalities!!
 
  Subject: LA PAZ, BAJA PENSICULA, MEXICO

From: Lynn Willis
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/25/2007

TRIP REPORT: October, 2007 LA PAZ, BAJA PENSICULA, MEXICO, diving in the Sea of Cortez by Lynn Willis I recently, along with Mixer and Brunella just returned from diving in the Baja area of Mexico. We joined a group of friends from Laguna Beach Calif. The weather, a balmy 95 degrees, water temps 84 deg., calm seas & darn good vis. We stayed at Club Cantamar, a dive dedicated resort located about 20 min from La Paz. Dive boats depart at 8:30-9 am Mexico offering 3 dives a day on large comfortable boats and lunch. Dive sites were as far as 1-1 ½ hour from resort.. Dive Day 1~~Out of the dock; and off to locate a Whale Shark a/k/a. Senior Big. The Spotter plane flies above our heads, 15 minutes later we are snorkeling along side of a 25 foot Whale Shark. Spots and all! Our group is given several opportunities to snorkel with these gentle giants. We slide into the water swim like hell to catch up, see the big spots, snap, snap, snap of the cameras and off he swims. What an incredible delight to see them up close! They are filter feeders with their large wide mouths, with large Pilot fish hitching a ride. On to the diving, most dive sites were rocky walls/slopes starting about 50-60 feet deep in the coarse sand, rising up to the top and in some cases small islands. Most sites had 40-50 feet or more of vis, but some, especially the close in wrecks, had only 20-30 feet or so. Some of the closer in sites also had a great deal of suspended particulate matter which ironically accounts for the abundance of marine life. There was very little current on most dives. Most of the topography was large boulders which had tumbled from a nearby rock formation or just solid bedrock. There was almost no hard coral at all except in a few spots like Suwannee reef, instead there were rocks covered with marine growth. Starfish of many colors were abundant as were sea urchins. Despite the somewhat Spartan appearance of the rock/reefs in the Sea of Cortez, they were crawling with fish. Puffer fish were abundant as were grunts, scads, goatfish, cornet fish, and surgeonfish. Our 1st location, Suwannee, our so called check out dive..Just for starters we had sea lions swimming all around us, octopus walking around the reef, a sea horse, eels, eels and more eels; at least 4 different species hiding in and under the boulders and 2 indigenous angel fish, the Cortez and the King angel. The entire reef was covered with huge schools of fish of all kinds. It was difficult to get photos of the reef for all the fish around it. Seeing a huge school of baitfish covering a football sized section of reef was quite a remarkable experience. One of my favorite sites here.. Our next dive was the Light House, another great site with schools of bait fish swirling around our heads in different directions. What really fascinated me was that you could swim in and out of them and barely see out the other side. Then a small school of cuda started feeding and that really kicked up the action. This day also brought us a pod on hundreds Dolphin feeding on their way up the sea of Cortez. Dive Day 2~~We head off to dive El Bajo, the premier dive spot if the currents are good.. THE CURRENT WAS SCREAMING! For some not a good dive. El Bajo "Marisla Seamount"; three underwater peaks, famous for schooling Hammerhead sharks. We are delighted to see an abundance of sea life, mass schooling fish (Amber Jacks, Tuna etc), and the impressive Green Moray Eels. Encounters with Hammerheads are possible but we were not so lucky. So sad to miss the hammerheads. Next,Los Islotes "The Colony"; as soon as we approached the island we could hear them barking and see them playing and rolling in the water. These islets are home to a colony 200-300 California Brown Sea Lions. They were not at all afraid of divers even though they are wild; and we saw tons of them that played and frolicked with us. What fun these amazing and curious creatures are. Situated at tip of Isla Espiritu Santo, two large rock islets one of which has a natural arch. Diving along the natural rock formation is brimming with life. We experienced dense schools of silver Sardines, blue & Gold King Angelfish, yellow surgeonfish amongst golden cup corals. And the Sea Lions continue to eagerly play, showing off and turning circles around our comparatively clumsy underwater movements. Pretty much every diver had one buzz by at a high rate of speed about 6 inches from our masks, and some even were treated to them playing with our gear or camera equipment. Last dive is a dive on the C-59 a US WWII destroyer sold to the Mexican Navy. Dive Day #3 We make another visit to Los Islotes, a delightful dive and of course the sea lions.. Next, El Bajito Shallow granite rock reef with abundant sea life attached to it. We explore the huge rock formations and their life; Morays, Cabrilla, Panama graysby, Snapper, Octopus, King Angelfish, Parrotfish. Wreck dive of Fang Ming. On the 18th November 1999, two Chinese metal vessels named Fang Ming were sunk. These vessels were confiscated by the Mexican government for the illegal transportation of immigrants, and remained in their possession until the golden opportunity arose of taking advantage of the situation to create an artificial reef. Dive Day 4~~ ISLA CERRALVO La Reyna "The Queen" A rock islet just north of Isla Cerralvo with the remains of a lighthouse. A beautiful large reef found populated by Gorgonians of all types, Brain Corals, large schools of brightly colored tropical fish, rays, Green, Zebra and Jeweled Morays. Next, La Reynita "The Little Queen" This small rock pinnacle located on the west side of the Queen has a constant current in which schools of fish "hang" waiting for their dinner to pass, large Groupers, Sea fans, Brain corals, and hundreds of Conger Garden Eels. Final dive and my favorite is Suwannee, we found a 6 inch orange sea horse, several octopus walking boldly on the reef, schools of hundreds of King Angel Fish, Sergeant Majors, and of course millions of sardines, more sea lions, multitudes of eels, huge gardens of Conger Garden Eels, spotted jaw fish, etc, etc, etc.. The our last evening together was spent spinning dive tales, enjoying wine and cervaza, and the best steak in La Paz amongst old and new diving buddies. What a fantastic group of people and I look forward to diving again in La Paz and with all of my fellow divers. BCing U again soon. .Maybe August 2008..
 
  Subject: La Paz Dive Trip

From: Mary Fritz
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/18/2007

Thank you Tom for putting together a wonderful trip, we enjoyed the people, the dives, the environment. You did a great job, and we look forward to more fun with you. Mary and Bill Fritz
 
  Subject: Thanks for a great trip.

From: MARGI FRIEDMAN
To: Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 10/17/2007

Thank you Tom! I really enjoyed this trip. Great diving, wonderful people to hang out with in between dives...what more could you ask for? I am hoping to be on many more trips in the future! The first weekend in November I'm going to be out of town. If I miss the survivor party I'm hoping I'll still be able to see all the photo's! I agree with Tom's sentiment...Thank you to everyone for making it a great trip! Margi
 
  Subject: Thanks for a great trip!

From: PAUL BROGOITTI
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/17/2007

Tom, Great people, great setting, great diving! Thanks a million for putting the trip together. All in all I had a SUPER time! 0-) Paul
 
  Subject: Great Trip.

From: Lynn Willis
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/17/2007

Hi to all great trip and a great bunch of people..has anyone heard from Renee?? Have a great week! Lynn
 
  Subject: La Paz Dive Trip

From: Mixer O'Keefe
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/17/2007

Had a real good time and interesting dives. Since I won't be able to make the party, perhaps these pictures will serve as a surrogate. Looking forward to the next adventure. mxr
 
  Subject: Great Trip!

From: Brunella Lucchi
To: Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 10/17/2007

Thank you Tom, I had a great time and I look forward to more future diving with you and the "gang". Have a nice week, Brunella
 
  Subject: Phillipines

From: Eric Eckes
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 6/17/2007

I just returned from eleven fantastic days in the Philippines. I shared the trip with three familiar names: Mark, Paul and Tom. We spent five nights in Puerto Galera and five nights in Dumaguete. While in Puerto Galera, we ran into an old friend, Terry O'Dowd. Terry and his partner have a 100 foot boat that is perfect for diving with four state rooms housing eight bunks and all the comforts of Big Blue. On a personal note, Terry's divorce has not gone well as the attached picture attests. Diving the Philippines is very different from Palau and Yap. While I lived with my wide-angle lens in Palau/Yap, I did not use it once in the Philippines. Everything is on a small scale (nudibranchs everwhere!). I have attached a picture I took of a pygmy seahorse. The seahorse was the size of pencil lead and I caught it using a 105mm macro lens and a 2:1 diopter. It was so small I didn't see it on the sea fan. Rather, I just panned the fan taking picture after picture. Back on surface I review the pics and found the little guy. Dumaguete is very different from Puerto Valera. Puerto Galera has great reefs with color everywhere. Dumaguete is known for its muck diving. The creatures found in this environment were very weird and blended in nicely with their surroundings. While in Puerto Galera we had hoped to see Steve Fish. Apparently he was in either Indonesia or Papua New Guinea interviewing for a another job with the Expedition Fleet. All in all a great trip. I hope to dive with you all soon. Eric
 
  Subject: Fantastic Trip to Philippines

From: Tad Brown
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 6/17/2007

That was a seriously great trip Tom, Probably the best one so far. I had my doubts about the weather and mosquitoes, but it was beautiful with very few insects. The diving was right up there with Malaysia, and the resorts were a lot better, especially Sabang. A real "adult Disneyland" as Mark Jensen put it. That Eileen girl was a real cutie, but the one I met the next night in the smaller place next door was even better. Your girl MJ is also a real sweetheart; such a beautiful smile. Maybe you should make like Steve Roberts and bring her back to the States. I don't know where I'll have to go next to top that. Sometimes I feel really worn out from traveling and certain people in he crowd, but I'm still having a good time in my own way. Towards the end of the trip I felt a lot more confident in my diving skills, and that's what I like most about these trips is that it pushes further than I'd otherwise be, while gaining a greater sense of the world. Sounds cliché, but it's true. Shot a whole bunch of awesome footage that really came together nicely in a 15 minute DVD that I'm finishing up. Just about to mail out a copy to everyone. Tad
 
  Subject: Palau & Yap Dive Trip 07'

From: GUNNAR FERNQVIST
To: Tom Gorman; Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 3/24/2007

Hi Tom, Here are a few miscellaneous comments 1. Palau was absolutely great and Big Blue was a very well organised dive boat. Great video by Steve. I don't think one should pay any tips on liveaboards, I think the crew should be paid properly for their job instead, if that is not already so. Comment heard from one of the crew when we left the boat: Next group is German so we won't get any tips then. Bet you they will not get bad service anyway, because then the boat will quickly get a bad name. I know Americans think differently, but in Europe we prefer an all-in price. 2. Pity we had such poor visibility in Yap. You should schedule trips to Yap at spring tides instead, better chance for clear water (confirmed by Bill Ackermann). Did not appreciate the tight schedule with the lunch pause which pushed me into decompression once and shortened the margins generally. Did not think Mike's video was so good, bought the Yap Manta videos instead. 3. The return to Europe was a bitch with severe jetlag. Next time we will go the other way around, much shorter. Thanks for the organisation, overall it was a very worthwhile trip Gunnar
 
  Subject: Palau & Yap Dive Trip 07'

From: Eric Eckes
To: Tom Gorman; Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 3/21/2007

Tom: I posted comments on the two dive operations on your website yesterday. I think you did a great job. However, I think it is bull that the tour operator touts themselves as the Micronesian experts when they have us flying out on Yap Day. What a blunder! With us getting back Thursday morning there was no reason we couldn't have stayed another day or two. Further, we hit Yap when the tide flow was the wrong way at Miil Channel creating lousy visbility. Again, this could have been managed better. I would love to go back to Yap, just not through that tour operator. Eric
 
  Subject: Utila Dive Trip

From: Steven Sadleir
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 12/21/2006

Good job Tom. Let's do it again. From the heart, Steven
 
  Subject: Utila Dive Trip

From: Casey Harbison
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 12/19/2006

Hi Tom, We had a great a time on our trip! Thank you for all of your guidance and concern for Lindsey and I! The crew was awesome and I look foreword to getting to know all of you better in the future! As far as the diving goes, I was disappointed with the fact that we didn't come remotely close to diving with any whale sharks. I understand that the weather played a big part, but for this time of year, I now understand this weather was not out of the ordinary. Ive been reading other peoples dive experiences in Utila, and I was shocked to find out that it is actually rare to dive with whale sharks in Utila! One guy even dove for 26 days last month with out seeing one! The resort was top notch and I have already wrote a complementing review on the website you referred us to! I appreciated your thoroughness and level of professionalism used in planning our trip! All in all, we had a great time! I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to dive with the LSD Club members, and I look foreword to becoming a member myself. The experience and kindness of the group was an added bonus that we both thoroughly enjoyed! Unfortunately our pictures didn't turn out as well as we hoped, but their are a few good nuggets. All of the pictures taken with my monstrous flash were foggy, and Lindsey tells me we were too far away with most of our underwater shots, as you mentioned to me as well. Thanks again for all of the hard work you put into this trip and our safety. Please let us know as soon as possible when the "survivor party" is so Lindsey and I can coordinate our schedules & hopefully we can both attend. Happy Holidays, Casey Harbison
 
  Subject: Utila Trip

From: Sharon Powers
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 12/18/2006

Hola from Boulder! You guys are all so fun to dive and hang with. I thank each one of you (especially Tom and Steve for looking out for Dave and me!!) for being your awesome selves and adding color and dimension to our experience. Hope to join you on another adventure before toooo long. I'm slammed at work, so will have to keep this short. Please keep in touch (I'm very interested in seeing everyone's pictures) and have a Merry Christmas! Love, Sharon Sharon Powers 398 Owl Drive Louisville, CO 80027 (303) 819-8502 silkytarmac@hotmail.com P.S. I hope your no-see-um bites are healed and your tans haven't faded....
 
  Subject: Utila Trip

From: Pauline Doan
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 12/18/2006

It was wonderful meeting each and every one of you! Thanks for contributing to such an awesome trip! Hope to see you again on the next adventure. Sending Love, Pauline Doan
 
  Subject: Fiji Dive Vacation

From: Xandra Laskowski
To: Tom Gorman , Dive Adventures
Date: 10/11/2006

Our amazing seaplane arrival at the resort was just a sample of what we were in store for. The island is beautiful, staff incredibly attentive and friendly, dive shop and dive masters were top notch. We loved our beachfront bure and enjoyed the meals and entertainment. Thanks Tom for planning such a great trip.
 
  Subject: Wananavu Resort

From: Judith Werkstell
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 9/7/2006

dear tom- i absolutely loved wananavu-i loved the warmth that the family run atmosphere gave it- it had a really personal feel to it and obviously the site is beautiful- and of course i also hope i can return someday to experience more of the diving that i only got a taste of.i am particularly grateful for the diver mere- due to my ear problems ,it was her quiet expertise and willingness to dive one on one with me as i couldn't go down as fast or as deep as the group, that enabled me to dive at all before i had to stop altogether.wananavu is a gem of a resort -especially for divers- although a couple of the dive masters could have been more in rythym with the various diving styles of the group ours were an accomplished bunch and delightful- one of them provided me with some unexpected help when alerted that i needed to surface a bit ahead of the group- he was officially my buddy on that dive - my 1st after the weird ears! anyway- i'm glad it was the next resort that i was 'beached' at-- but glad it was wananavu that i got to go to first and dive.it is the one that holds the little warm spot in my heart and memory- tho i loved both places a lot.- hope this is the info you wanted- see you soon, judith
 
  Subject: Fiji 2006 - Wananavu & Castaways Resorts

From: Pauline Herbert
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 9/4/2006

My trip to Figi, Aug. 19th - 29th, was outstanding in every way. It was by far the most beautiful diving site I have ever experienced so far. The wonderland of corals and fish made every dive seem almost magical.I relaxed totally and felt the accomodations at both resorts were excellent and that I was well taken care of. The friendly people will always stand out in my memory as a huge plus. I enjoyed being with our dive group and felt everyone got along well. A big "thank you" to Tom for working
 
  Subject: Hamanais Resort, Belize

From: Louis Thornton
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/19/2006

great time, thanks Tom for all you do!! hugs, Weeze
 
  Subject: Malaysia October 2005

From: Kari J. Dobson
To: Gorman Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 10/21/2005

Tom, I had a FABULOUS time on the trip and thought you did a tremendous job at taking care of all of us! We didn't even lose our boat! I have been so busy catching up at work that I put this aside to give it proper time and attention! I loved my roommate, food was great, the location and accommodations were great and I can't wait to go again! For being a new diver I am starting to get experience! I am up to 53 dives after this trip! Carrie and I and maybe John want to take the next classes and will sign up some soon once John completes his helicopter school. One thing at a time! Thanks again for all your hard work on putting together a great 2 weeks! You did a lot of work and it did not go unnoticed! Thanks again Tom! PS I have a little thank you gift for you that I will bring when I see you next! Take care! Kari J. Dobson
 
  Subject: Malaysia

From: Lynn Willis
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/11/2005

October 11,2005 Tom What did I think of Sipadan, Malaysia? Well it was abosolutely out of this world....as you know I have dove many places around the world and I have to say Sipadan is at the top of my list, next to Galapagos and Indonesia...It blew my mind on each dive to see something new just about every minute of the dive.. I love Kapalai Dive Resort, the staff was excellent...Only one complaint, they need to hire Gina to do massage..and Kapalai could offer massage & spa services and internet cafe services...I spent too much time diving to relax so I will have to go back to get some relaxation in...Tom thanks for a great destination and for once it was nice for me not to be the trip leader.. Lynn Willis Madeira Beach, FLorida
 
  Subject: Malaysia 2005 September

From: Brunella Lucchi
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/7/2005

Dear Tom, It's been almost two weeks since we've been back from fabulous Kapalai and incredible Sipadan is a movie that's still playing in my head... It's been an absolutely fantastic diving experience. Now I have a perfect destination to escape to when life becomes too difficult or a bit too uninteresting...in a blink of an eye I'll be gliding in the big blue, down deep at Barracuda Point, on any given morning dive... Yes, Malaysia was a great trip to take -- Lisa, Lynn and I even got a kick out of the 10 hour tour in K.L.! We learned a lot and laughed a lot -- I think we even ended up exhausting our patient local guide with our never ending questions about the local life and custom; but I know he enjoyed the experience and at the end of the day we all made it back with a bag full of treasures. I was truly enchanted by Borneo and its natural beauty and by the harmony of a mixed society still struggling for their basic needs, yet light years ahead of us on a human and social level. The flavour of magical Malaysia will definitely stay with me, at least until another big trip comes to the horizon (how about Maldives?)..... Any decision about the "Survivor Party"? It would be nice to be there but...have fun if I can't make it! Thank you, Tom, for everything and keep in touch! Ciao, Brunella
 
  Subject: Malaysia 2005

From: Lisa George
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 10/3/2005

Hi Tom, The trip was great, it was very well organized. What I liked about it was: I felt very relaxed and comfortable because you basically took care of the brain work it felt like a vacation. The group was very friendly and the company was great. I also liked that all of our rides to and from the airport, boat, and tours were on time, ready and waiting for the group. The #1 and most important thing I liked the most was we had a very awesome, informed and well rounded leader that lead the pack. Tom I noticed I'm not on the mail group can you put me on please; also keep me posted on your next adventures. Thanks for the fun trip, I had a great time!! Lisa
 
  Subject: What did you like about the Malaysia Trip?

From: Carrie Holmes
To: Tom at Diveadventures.net
Date: 9/29/2005

Hey Tom, Aside from the obvious, I had a terrific time and absolutely the best diving I've experienced thus far! I thoroughly enjoyed the company of the group and thought we all meshed pretty well together. Although lengthy, the travel wasn't even so bad - BUT, next time lets make sure we seek a customs person before entering the country illegally (hehehe) :) A special thanks again to you for loaning me your dive computer! I just spent 30 minutes reviewing the manual and trying to obtain the information from my dives, and am having major difficulty. I'll be at the shop tomorrow night and will bring it and the manual with me. I'm hopeful you'll be able to assist me with retrieving the data for my dive log. Looking forward to seeing you then. Take Care, Carrie
 
  Subject: Great Trip!

From: Joe & Merry Tyburtzy
To: Tom Gorman - Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 6/27/2005

We had a great trip. Thank you for taking care of all the details and making it a carefree vacation. The resort was fantastic! Joe & Merry
 
  Subject: St. Lucia - What did you think?

From: "Joe & Xandra Laskowski"
To: Tom @DiveAdventures.net
Date: 6/22/2005

Hi Tom, well I loved the island, water, hotel and people. It was a beautiful setting for great beginner diving. I was hoping to see more colorful coral and larger fish, however, the reef geography was great. I loved the..... Hotel...Food at the hotel...Clear warm water Hotel staff and island people...Jonathan and Ponti our dive masters...Hotel room Spectacular beauty of the island and Pitons Our dive group, what lovely people You, for coordinating such a relaxing, enjoyable trip...Could have done without...The bugs! Butt burning climb to the room (although the view was worth it) I can't wait for Belize in May 06. See you at the party. Xandra
 
  Subject: St. Lucia Trip 2005

From: Jan Lawyer
To: Tom at Dive Adventures
Date: 6/20/2005

Tom-- I thought it was great!!! Only thing missing was either an elevator or escalator, and a liposuction specialist for after all of that food! Food - WONDERFUL!!!!! Service - EXCELLENT! The diving was pretty good -- Jonathan was a much better divemaster than Ponti. More excited and more willing to spend time looking for things to show us. I need to come by some time and get that new mask. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me use yours those last few dives. Made all the difference in the world. Thanks for a great trip! Jan
 
  Subject: St. Lucia - What did you think?

From: DPBLaguna@aol.com
To: Tom at Gorman Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 6/17/2005

St. Lucia and the resort, Anse Chastanet, exceeded my expectations in all ways. Our room was beautiful and far more than I anticipated and the view was spectacular. Food great and plentiful and the service and hospitality of the resort was a nice surprise. The diving was wonderful as were the crew and the dive support and facilities and the real joy was not having the hour boat ride to the dive sites. Wonderful drift dives, beautiful coral and fish, and my best experience to date for a wreck dive and a night dive. Loved the whole thing. Only recommendation is for the resort to improve the transportation to the upper rooms. I'd love to go again. You do wonderful trips Tom and I anticipate being on more of them. Nancy Bushnell Please make the party before the 14 of July or after the 22nd. Thanks again Tom for everything. I also appreciated you making those rooms appear in Miami on our way to St. Lucia. Oh the joys of traveling. See you soon. Nancy
 
  Subject: Cozumel Comments

From: "Laurie Lamberth"
To: tgorman2@juno.com Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 5/3/2005

Comments: a) Great trip, smooth arrangements, no hassles, everything as expected, nice to be able to relax and not have to make any arrangements for myself. b) One suggestion: it would be very helpful if you could have a "group schedule board" somewhere at the resort, on which you would write/post/staple/etc. each day's schedule including any last-minute changes. In its minimal form, this could even be a clipboard hanging or waiting somewhere (such as at the front desk). Your responsibility would be to keep this current as events unfold, and each participant would be responsible to check the board at least once daily for current schedule and other information (meeting places, etc.). This might help to prevent the situation I experienced, when two days in a row I was razzed by others for being "late" when I was actually both times 15 minutes early vs. the last time I was told the event would begin (it apparently changed in the meantime, but I didn't get the word). Thanks for your hard work to make sure we all had a wonderful and safe time. Laurie Lamberth
 
  Subject: Cozumel Comments

From: Phil.Mangiaracina@averydennison.com
To: Tom Gorman - Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel
Date: 5/2/2005

As for comments: I thought it was a great trip (aside from having my luggage lost for a day!) and ScubaClub was a very good and safe operation. It's a real pleasure diving with folks from the club that know what they are doing ... I've done Cozumel with a different group of divers and it wasn't nearly as fun! The hotel and rooms were exeptionally clean and well maintained. The air conditioners worked very well so the rooms were always cool. I'd heard that the beds were hard, but found them to be very comfortable. The food was excellent, plentiful, and available at a wide range of times ... no worrying about missing meals if you did a night dive, etc. The service was exceptionally friendly. The dive boat personnel were experienced and friendly....I overheard a few comments about Alberto being a "hottie," but I won't go further into that! Changes I'd make for next time: - Bring more american money in small denominations. The businesses in Cozumel hunger for US currency, so they give you a poorer exchange rate for their currency as an incentive to get you to pay in US $$ instead of Mexican $$... and the ATMs all dispense Mexican $$. This is expecially important because far fewer of the businesses accepted credit cards than I expected. As an example, the lobster house (excellent food and ambiance, by the way) didn't accept credit cards, so we had to leave the restaurant, take a taxi to a hotel with an ATM, get $$, and return....they also don't have a phone, so there was no way to know of the problem in advance. - Plan a Ceynote dive day (or two) as part of the package. The day diving the Ceynotes was one of the best and most memorable diving experiences I've ever had, and I'd definately want to have it repeated. - SCC charges extra for diving the wreck, which simply doesn't make any sense because it doesn't cost them more. I'd push HARD on them to make a 'quiet exception' for our group next time. - I'd probably rent a scooter for multi-days instead of just the half day (which we did). Would I do it again? Absolutely. Cheri, as a non diver, also had a great time. Phil
 
  Subject: La Paz

From: Jim Cloonan
To: Tom at Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 10/18/2004

Hey Tom, That was a great trip. The diving was great except for the manta and shark no shows, people were great, and the food was great. If you had to change one thing, having time limits on the dives was not cool. Considering the length of the day as it stands, an extra 5-10 minutes per dive really isn't going to make a difference (I know Joe would be a special case).
 
  Subject: Trip Comments

From: : " pauline" To: Tom Gorman
Date: 7/18/2004

Hi Tom, This Cozumel trip was the most fun vacation I have ever experienced! Delicious food, comfortable accommodations, fun people to be with, and absolutely fantastic diving. Tom took care of all the details and logistics so I could just enjoy myself and not worry about anything. I can hardly wait to go again. In fact, I liked it so much I bought a time share down there. THANK YOU TOM!!! Pauline
 
  Subject: Comments about the trip

From: Tad Brown
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 7/14/2004

Hi Tom, The trip to Cozumel was awesome. The diving was incredible, and the accommodations were excellent. I had such a great experience, and really improved my diving skills. I would definitely recommend Scuba Club Cozumel and Gorman Dive Adventures. Good food, nice rooms, nice dive boats, friendly crew, and experienced dive masters; a fun, well organized, and reasonably priced vacation. The dollar went a long way. I look forward to the next trip. Tad R. Brown
 
  Subject: Comments about the trip

From: "Sharon DePriester" To: Gorman Dive Adventures and Travel
Date: 7/13/2004

I thought it was a great trip. wouldn't hesitate to go back. liked the resort, the food, and, especially, the diving. The only change I'd recommend is forgetting the redeye flights. Some of us need our beauty sleep. August 7th works for me for the Survivor Party. Will enjoy seeing everyone again. Thanks for putting everything together. Sharon
 
  Subject: Comments about the trip

From: Louise Thornton
To: Tom Gorman and Gorman Dive Adventures
Date: 7/13/2004

I had a wonderful time! The Scuba Club is a very nice resort, rustic, quaint and clean. The food was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us. As a brand new diver, I had a exceptional experience and certainly feel I took full advantage of the adventure with 14 dives. I see the Scuba Club in my future many times! The only thing I would change if it were possible would be the amount of time between planes on the return trip. An hour is not long enough and since we only had 45 minutes I felt I was trying out for the Olympics! I am good for August 7th. Weeze
 
  Subject: Cozumel Trip

From: Nancy Bushnell
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 7/13/2004

I loved the whole thing Tom (not so much the end...)--- and that Aug date is great for the party. You were and are steller. You have not seen the last of me. Hugs, Nancy
 
  Subject: Thanks

From: Kevin Kastoroff
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 7/11/2004

Hello Tom... Just a quick thank you for a GREAT dive trip! I'm looking forward to hooking up with everyone as well as future stuff. Tell me a little about La Paz. Specifically, time spent on boat diving. As you know Laurie is a non-diver so I would like to spend some time with her. I'm also looking forward to some local diving with Frank. A very special person he is and a pretty good diver. NOT AS GOOD AS YOU THOUGH! I've also got a gentleman at work who wants to get certified and YOU GUYS ARE THE ONE! Anyway, thanks again...it was absolutely incredible! Kevin
 
  Subject: Bonaire

From: "Karen Gonzales" To: tom@diveadventures.net
Date: 5/6/2004

Hi Tom, Here's my feedback. As usual, you planned a great trip for all. It was very well organized and the resort was beautiful. I appreciated the fact that we had a scheduled boat each day, although shore diving was an option. I also liked the breakfast coupon that enabled us to have one free meal at breakfast or lunch. My only concerns with the trip was with some staff at the resort. The dive shop crew were excellent. However, the front desk and restaurant staff were less than accommodating. I thought it was cultural until we went to a restaurant off property and the customer service and people were excellent. The other item that I suggested on the comment card is that they open a beach grill that stayed open late and served quick snacks and burgers for night divers or late diners. Again, thanks for another safe trip! Karen Gonzales
 
  Subject: Bonaire

From: Grady Scallon
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/5/2004

Tom, thanks for putting together another great trip. Overall, everything was great. The Bonairian women would take a class in attitude adjustment toward their guests. I enjoyed myself tremendously with the group that was there. See you tonight at the Chamber Dinner. Grady
 
  Subject: Bonaire

From: Gissi, Jane" To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/4/2004

Tom, Both Mike and I thought the trip was spectacular! I spoke with a friend of mine who went to Bonaire the previous week. She stayed at Buddy Dive. She said her trip was great except for: the cockroaches in the bathroom; there were too many people on the dives that crowded her site; and that the group was influenced to stay together for dinner. She never did see the town. We though our resort was perfect, close to town, had our freedom as well as a great group of people to hand with, having breakfast available was really good. How about another trip to Bonaire in September? Thanks, Jane
 
  Subject: Bonaire

From: "Laura Bazerman" To: Tom
Date: 5/3/2004

"Ditto" - ok that's cheesy - but I do mean it. Thanks for a wonderful vacation! Laura
 
  Subject: Bonaire

From: Kevin Panizza - kpanizza1@cox.net
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/3/2004

Is anybody else wondering why we ever got on the plane home? Kev Tom, Wendy and I had a fantastic time. I could'nt imagine anything that needed improved upon. Kevin
 
  Subject: Bonair Trip

From: agact@earthlink.net
To: Tom Gorman
Date: 5/3/2004

Hello Everyone, A GREAT trip, great diving, Tom did a nice job on this one... You all made my vacation memorable. Thanks to everyone... Do rent a jeep for adventure - DON'T GET IT STUCK....! And believe it or not I came home without a scratch.... BULA, Chuck
 
  Subject:

From: Mike DeWalsche
To: Tom@diveadventures.net
Date: 5/2/2004

Howdy. I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks to all of the wonderful people that attended the Bonaire dive trip. I had a wonderful time, due in part to the people that attended. I can hardly wait to schedule my next dive trip. I hope to see and talk with everyone soon. Take care, Mike DeWalsche
 
  Subject: RE: Bahamas Oct. 2003

From: Eric L. Eckes
To: Tom F Gorman III
Date: 10/26/2003

I enjoyed diving with most of the group. They made the trip! Unfortunately, I would not go back there. Stuart appears to be about quantity, not quality. The food was terrible and the value just wasn't there (considering on most dives the Zambizi burned little fuel to reach the sites). I understand the hotel is in bankruptcy which makes sense given it is in disrepair. I truly appreciate your efforts. I felt bad for you the first couple of days as I know you felt personally responsible for the problems. I look forward to diving the opposite of this when we do Truk next May! Eric
 
  Subject: La Paz!

From: Grady Scallon
To: tom@diveadventures.net
Date: 8/6/2003

Tom I had a great time on the La Paz Trip. I thought the dive masters were better than the last time and so was the food. The boat trip was longer but that just gave us more time for socializing and partying. Altogether, I have no complaints about the trip except for Cliff blowing chunks over the side of the boat. I'll see you tonight at Victoria's for the board meeting. Grady
 
  Subject: Cozumel July 2002

From: Garcia, Gary
To: Tom F Gorman III
Date: 8/28/2002

Dude, When is the next Cozumel trip??

Thanks, had a great time - Gary
 
  Subject: Fiji 2002

From: Christy White
To: Tom F Gorman III
Date: 8/27/2002

Great diving together! What a great trip.

Thanks Tom for your leadership and encouragement of responsible diving mixed with just the right amount of fun. Looking forward to the "I survived" photo party. Here are a few photos of SCC and the group in the meantime.

Take care and safe diving. - Christy White
 

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