We had several positive recommendations about absolute from diving buddies. They must have caught him on one of his good days, but we didn't. $500 for a private half day charter, 1.5 hours late picking us up. The woman at the information desk called him, got his assistant, and had to yell at him to get us picked nothing but water to drink, a divemaster who was almost out of bottom time after diving earlier, and two 25 minute dives at sting ray city where he did nothing to "guide" us in the 15' of water because he was low on air and didn't want to use the other tanks that he needed the next day.
We won't be using him when we go back in October.
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April 30, 2013
What I recall happening is , he got off the cruise ship at 10am and started screaming at the lady at the information booth, who i know personally, because we weren't there at that very moment to pick him up for the charter he had arranged for 12:30 a full 2 1/2 hours later. Unfortunately I was unable to answer the phone as I was under water .
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Because of the sea conditions and his sons lack of experience we where only able to dive inside the reef , at stingray city. I offered to do a one dive charter but he insisted on staying at stingray city to do a second one.
As with all of my customers I inform them in my initial email contact that I will provide fresh drinking water and if they would like me to pick something up for them I will just let me know. Incidentally we happened to have a full tray of freshly baked brownies with us that day which we offered to him and his son. Literally within 30 seconds his son had inhaled over half the tray and Big John as he calls himself took the tray away from him before he could consume what was left. It was amazing Ive never seen anyone eat so much so fast.
I could go on and respond to the rest of this nonsense but suffice it to say that unfortunately some people are miserable as soon as they look in the mirror in the morning and from a few of my revues appear to be attracted to me!. I'm sure in his mind that's the way it happened and if posting a nasty review make him feel better about himself well I feel sorry for him .
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