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Dive Review of SS Thorfinn in

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Lee Bennion, CA, USA
Report Number 2917
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Mostly central, southern Calif.  Some Mexico and Carribian.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
84   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive air by thirds.  No depth limits, if depth of dive was greater than 90
ft.  Then safety stops were 60ft for 2 min, 30ft for 3 min, and 15-20ft for
10 min.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
I'm not sure how the operation would change for inexperienced divers.  As a
divemaster with 150 dives I was one of the least experienced divers of the
22 divers on the boat this week.  The only diver with less experience was
my son, with 60 dives.

Divemasters did not have octopus regulators and would often lead 8-10
divers deep inside the ships.  Made me uncomfortable, that many people and
not a visible way out.
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