I got back from Columbus on the 3rd of July, then was doing family stuff in Atlanta. I got back to France on Friday. My trip report is in process, but overall is very positive. Will post it as soon as I can.
Re Rikkitis' question: CI is fine for singles, as long as you are not going with the idea of meeting the man/woman of your dreams. If you want a big singles spot, the only village in the American Zone that has that is Turquoise.
I was with a group of divers, so I mainly hung out with them. But on my first day, I met a woman, Denise, who had come by herself. I saw her a couple of times during the week and she told me that she had met quite a few people and the "being alone" thing was not an issue. She also had become close to a woman who was there with her hubby and kids. I met them and it was clear that she and this woman had bonded and the woman was quite happy to have some "gal time" just to chat and be away from her family! So the two of them spent a bit of time lazying around at the beach and gabbing! They were both from the LA area and I think they'll be friends for years to come.
Having been to this village several times, I can tell you that the GOs are sensitive to the fact that there are singles visiting and they go out of their way to make sure you have somebody to eat with, etc. So you will NOT be lonely while you are there!
One thing I would point out is that the village will be closed in Sept and Oct for maintenance and to avoid the worst of the hurricane season. So in Nov, you will be with probably a new CDV and a new team, which can be good or bad, depending on who goes there.
The village itself is in very good shape (much better condition that Turks, I have to say) and it's a beautiful place to visit. I wish I was still there, but duty (work) calls, so...
Dive now; work later!
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