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post Oct 23 2007, 10:18 PM
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My wife and I will be traveling to Guam, Saipan and Tinian next April or May. It will be a return trip for me as I was stationed there while in the Coast Guard back in '69/70. I was on a ship and sailing for most of my tour so I wasn't able to do the tourist thing.
My main interest will be the WW2 history both on the ground and under the sea along with experiencing the beauty of the island and the people. Scuba diving will be a portion of our activities.
Any thoughts on what must be seen or done would be appreciated. Reading material recommendations would also be very helpful.
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Bert Combs
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post Oct 26 2007, 05:15 PM
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Hello Burt,
I'm planning to visit Guam & Saipan with my wife in January.
Would be interested in knowing what you've learned.
Cheers,
Peter from Seattle
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post Nov 23 2007, 11:33 PM
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QUOTE(xray99 @ Oct 26 2007, 05:15 PM) *

Hello Burt,
I'm planning to visit Guam & Saipan with my wife in January.
Would be interested in knowing what you've learned.
Cheers,
Peter from Seattle


Hi Peter,

My wife and I are both from Seattle. We graduated from Ballard in '68 and '72.

As it turns out we will not be making our trip to Guam. Friends have invited us to Bonaire next spring and until I win the lottery we'll only be able to make one trip a year.

I've received a couple of replies stating that MGA is the dive operator to go with. Other than that I haven't received anything specific or "must see" info. I was planning on picking up a book or two on Guam, Saipan and Tinian and preparing that way. I prefer first hand experiences as they are generally more informative and for a Ballard grad easier to digest.

I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences when you get back. Drop me a line.

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post Nov 24 2007, 09:17 AM
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Hi Bert,
First, I realize I misspelled your name twice - sorry!

We won't be going either. Dec/Jan is the worst time to go anywhere in the Pacific,
due to tourist crowds. Too expensive & difficult to get flights. We're going through Europe
first, then I'm on to Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan. Perhaps next year we'll get to
the islands.

FYI, we live in West Seattle. Just reached our 10th annivarsary there, both originally
from out of state. Ballard's the only other place in Seattle I'd want to live, being an
avid sailor.

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post Dec 3 2009, 05:49 AM
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Hi Guys, It's rather coincidental that the only contributors in this forum to Guam etc are both from Seattle and both have cancelled their trips! I too have been toying with the idea of going out to Guam and then Truk via Hong Kong. I understand that Continental Micronesia go to both places from HK. Did either of you get as far a the planning stage and if so do you have any tips. By the way I'm not from Seattle but from kent in UK but I lived for many years in HK. If you are interested in WW2 sites and history can I recommend that you consider Philippines, particularly Cebu. great diving and sailing. Pete, I notice you are going to HK in dec/jan, is this a first trip or are you an old china hand?
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QUOTE(cozzielex @ Dec 3 2009, 05:49 AM) *

Hi Guys, It's rather coincidental that the only contributors in this forum to Guam etc are both from Seattle and both have cancelled their trips! I too have been toying with the idea of going out to Guam and then Truk via Hong Kong. I understand that Continental Micronesia go to both places from HK. Did either of you get as far a the planning stage and if so do you have any tips. By the way I'm not from Seattle but from kent in UK but I lived for many years in HK. If you are interested in WW2 sites and history can I recommend that you consider Philippines, particularly Cebu. great diving and sailing. Pete, I notice you are going to HK in dec/jan, is this a first trip or are you an old china hand?
all the best
Peter

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