I booked a two dive with Eco divers for May 27th. I was picked up on time from my hotel lobby and joined a group of 4 other divers that day. Andrew went over some safety tips with us and his expectations of us as divers. He is very Eco conscious and lets you know he will not be disturbing the reef or life in any way, which I support. Andrew also lets you know he is a guide and there to help, not to babysit, it is up to you, as a certified adult diver, to stay with the group. He promised a slow laid back dive and he delivered. As we reached the spot I noticed the waters were rougher than I was used to but I wasn't worried, until I entered the water. I was getting thrown a good bit by some good size swells while I waited for the others divers to enter. Just as we were starting our decent and i was focusing on the task at hand, I got blindsided by a good size wave. The wave knocked the reg out of my mouth and I swallowed a good bit of sea water. I noticed I was now the only diver still above the water and i was choking a bit on the water. Andrew resurfaced, gave me a smile and let me know to calm it and take my time if I needed. I was able to get down fine after that and went on with my dive. It was a good dive, saw turtles, eels and other marine life. The surges were pretty strong that day but all in all, a good dive. Everyone seemed to be doing fine. As we reached the end of our dive I noticed a burning in my stomach, wasn't feeling well. Once we got closer to the surface and I felt those rough waters again it was clear to me it wasn't going to end well. We hit the surface andIi let Andrew know I felt pretty sick and feeling sicker all the time. He grabbed my BC and held on to me while we waited for the boat. I was getting greener by the second. He helped me back to the boat, got my fins off, and assisted me up the ladder. Once I hit the deck, well, lets just say over the side I went. Sorry again to the poor divers still in the water as I proceeded to vomit off the side. There were other diver masters on board who quickly helped me get out of the rest of my gear. I laid down and Andrew told me we were heading back to drop me off. He was very kind and told me "no worries, happens to us all". He took good care of me. Made sure my equipment was rinsed (i brought my own) and packed up all my stuff for me, helped me to the truck and they took me back to my hotel. He never made me feel like a burden nor ignore my needs. He was helpful and attentive, what more can you ask from a dive master...he was there when he was needed. I have never gotten sick before diving or boating, I have to wonder if that big gulp of sea water did me in...but I would absolutely dive with Andrew again and highly recommend using Eco. thanks Andrew
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