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Amy Slates Amoray Divers/ Amy Slates Full report N   Key Largo   This is typical Florida diving, shallow reefs and, if allowed, you could have some great bottom times. The wreck of the Duane is a... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
8/2003   Jeff Bloomer
250+ Dives
 
MV Fling Full report N   Flower Gardens, TX   The Flower Gardens M/V Fling and M/V Spree charters leave from Free Port, TX and head into the Gulf. This is a live-aboard charte... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2003   John Hluboky
250+ Dives
 
Off the Wall Charters Full report N   Cooper River, South Carolina   This is not a trip for the light hearted or inexperienced. Expect little viz and a strong current, possible alligator sighting (o... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2003   Barbara Petrecca
100+ Dives
 
Red Wet and Blue Full report N   North Carolina wrecks   I rated some of the accomodations at 3 stars instead of 5, not because I didn't like them, but as a warning to those who demand to... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2003   Dave Morris
100+ Dives
 
Scuba Do/ Travelodge Full report N   Florida - Upper Keys   What a difference a day makes! Was referred to Scuba Do by Jeff at HMS Minnow (he was totally booked), thanks Jeff. Booked morning... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Bill Harward
250+ Dives
 
Quiescene Diving Service Full report N   Florida - Upper Keys   Did a two tank afternoon trip, booked based on reviews in the Chap Book. They have 3 - 6 pack boats and plug themselves as not be... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2003   Bill Harward
250+ Dives
 
dinosaur divers/ shore line inn Full report N   wisconsin   door county, wisconsin(lake michigan) is about an hour north of green bay.it is full of craft shops and not a mcdonalds or pizza h... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2003   guy johnson
500+ Dives
 
Conch Republic Divers/ Keys motel Full report N   Florida, Upper Keys   Conch Republic Divers was just bought by Brenda and Gary Mace (in July 2003) and they clearly intend to keep up the CRD reputation... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   Patrick Resen
<100 Dives
 
Aquanuts Dive Center/ Kelly's on the Bay Full report N   Key Largo   Kelly's rooms are clean and comfortable. The area is very humid and they have a drying room to hang your BC and dive skins or wet... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   Dave Bridenbaugh
<100 Dives
 
Divers City/ Marina Del Mar Full report N   Key Largo   Highlight was a night dive on the Duane. Hot dropped onto the mooring ball then picked up at the opposite end. Always had the di... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Clare Petosa
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Divers/ Marina Del Mar Full report N   Key Largo   Really surprised about the quality of diving in Key Largo. Though the coral isnt top notch the amount of fish and critters really... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2003   Clare Petosa
100+ Dives
 
HMS Minnow/ Westin Resort - Key Largo Full report N   Key Largo, FL   We took a family SCUBA trip to the Keys. My wife and 2 youngest sons had just been certified (in NJ) the prior fall. We wanted an ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   John
<100 Dives
 
HMS Minnow Full report N   Key Largo   Jeff Jarvis of the HMS Minnow (hmsminnow.com) runs an excellent dive operation. He takes a maximum of 6 divers so that he can get... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Eva Katcher
<100 Dives
 
Horizon Divers Full report N   Key Largo   Horizon are friendly, very knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent info on local conditions and divesites. Very responsive to diver... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2003   Michael K Hill
<100 Dives
 
Aquatic Obsessions/Dive Clearwater Full report N   West Florida   This is a report on a dive trip that did not happen, because of inept customer service by Aquatic Obsessions dive center. I live i... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2003   Mel
500+ Dives
 
Amoray Slates/ Amy Slates Dive Resort Full report N   Florida   My and I are new to diving, in our early 'midddle age" and were looking for a good place to get some much needed expirence. Amy's... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Phil & Patricia Tobin
<100 Dives
 
Conch Republic Full report N   Florida Keys   Conch Republic in Tavernier runs two boats each day as needed. One is a six-pac and the other is much larger. We went out on the... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2002   Julian Watkins/Debbie DiMascio
100+ Dives
 
Tavernier Divers/ Coconut Palm Inn Full report N   Florida Keys   Tavernier Divers runs a nice outfit. Their 42 ft. diesel boat took just 4 of us out to the Eagle Wreck and Crocker Reef. Staff w... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2002   Julian Watkins/Debbie DiMascio
100+ Dives
 
Looe Key Reef Resort & Dive Center/ Barnacle Bed & Breakfast Full report N   Florida Keys   Looe Key is very shallow and easy to dive. Most all dives will be no deeper than 30 ft. This outfit takes you a few miles offsho... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2002   Julian Watkins/Debbie DiMascio
100+ Dives
 
Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures/ Marriot Full report N   West Palm Beach , FLA.   [None]I had'nt dove Fla. since I got certified there ( Key Largo ) in 1990 . And I was Amazed at how good the diving was . Water ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Joe Culhane
100+ Dives
 
Hydrodiver Full report N   San Diego, CA   Jim Stickler's Hydrodiver was exactly what we were looking for. He offers a small, personalized, relaxing dive trip for up to 6 di... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Duncan Orr
100+ Dives
 
Seahorse Divers Full report N   [Grant's Pass ,Oregon   [None]... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2002   tracy simon
250+ Dives
 
Iron Eagle Full report Y   [N/A]   Hi - please refer to my article to Ben re: Iron Eagle. Use as much or as little as you'd like. ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2002   Marilyn Allen
250+ Dives
 
Sear Breeze / Reef Raiders/ Galleon Time Share Resort Full report N   Key West, Florida   We dove the Sea Breeze / Reef Raiders for two days. We signed up at the shack on the dock. The staff was very friendly and helpf... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Jim and Donna Cox
<100 Dives
 
Bluewater Divers of Key Largo/ Ramada Inn Full report Y   Key Largo, FL   Good operation. Nice size boat for six divers on board. Boat was fast and clean. Divemaster, Brent, was very good. Captain Mar... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Jim and Donna Cox
<100 Dives
 
Spectre/ Cal Boat Diving Full report Y   California   Website: http://www.calboatdiving.com. Best spotlight of dive- playing with California sea lion. Spectre is one-day dive (3 ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2002   Greg Swager
<100 Dives
 
Dive Valhalla (Missle Silo Dive)/ Family Scuba Center, Midland, TX Full report N   Abilene, TX   Website: http://www.familyscuba.com It is a missle silo, housed ICBM missle with nuclear warhead, managed by US Air Force. It ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2002   Greg Swager
<100 Dives
 
Multiple - See Narrative Full report N   Florida Keys   KEY WEST: Soutpoint divers. The shop is located on Duval Street in downtown KW. Nice facility, Caters to the tourist crowd, bu... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2002   William & Frances Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
Parrot Island Scuba Adventures/ Pompano Beach Florida Full report N   Pompano Beach Florida   Finding the folks from Parrot Island Scuba Adventures made our vacation wonderful. Four of us headed to Florida to gain more divi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Krystal Glavan
<100 Dives
 
Parrot Island Scuba Adventures/ Pompano Beach Florida Full report N   Pompano Beach Florida   Finding the folks from Parrot Island Scuba Adventures made our vacation wonderful. Four of us headed to Florida to gain more divi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Krystal Glavan
<100 Dives
 
Parrot Island Scuba Adventures/ Pompano Beach Florida Full report N   Pompano Beach Florida   Finding the folks from Parrot Island Scuba Adventures made our vacation wonderful. Four of us headed to Florida to gain more divi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Krystal Glavan
<100 Dives
 
Parrot Island Scuba Adventures/ Pompano Beach Florida Full report N   Pompano Beach Florida   Finding the folks from Parrot Island Scuba Adventures made our vacation wonderful. Four of us headed to Florida to gain more divi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Krystal Glavan
<100 Dives
 
Parrot Island Scuba Adventures Full report N   Pompano Beach Florida   Finding the folks from Parrot Island Scuba Adventures made our vacation wonderful. Four of us headed to Florida to gain more divi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Krystal Glavan
<100 Dives
 
Parrot Island Scuba Adventures Full report N   Pompano Beach Florida   Finding the folks from Parrot Island Scuba Adventures made our vacation wonderful. Four of us headed to Florida to gain more divi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2002   Krystal Glavan
<100 Dives
 
HMS Minnow/ I stayed at the Holiday Inn Full report N   Key Largo   I used the 2002 Edition of the Diver's Chapbook to research this week of diving as I was taking my 13 year old grandson for his fi... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2002   Emma Weyer
250+ Dives
 
Outer Banks Diving Full report N   Outer Banks   None of the dives were tchnicial dives so there was really no need for a nitrox fill. However they do offer both. The boat has a l... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2002   David Webb
100+ Dives
 
HMS Minnow/ Kona Kai Full report N   Key Largo   My wife and I dove with Jeff Jarvis the owner, captain and dive master of HMS Minnow on Undercurrent's recommendation and we were ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Paul Morrissey
100+ Dives
 
MV Spree Full report Y   Gulf of Mexico   I have been diving with this operation since 1990, and still believe that the bang for the buck is terrific. The operation was ju... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2002   Steve Pittman
1000+ Dives
 
Catalina Scuba Luv Full report N   Catalina Island   Booked a 5 day trip thru Tina at Catalina ScubaLuv. Flew Philly to Lax, took Super Shuttle Van to Long Beach peir and picked up C... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Mike Kwas
100+ Dives
 
Catalina Island Diver's Supply Full report N   Catalina Island, California   This was a dive trip to a very well known location, Catalina Island. I just returned from Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea, so I expe... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2002   LeRoy Anderson
250+ Dives
 
Sea Scan Dive Shop Full report N   [N/A]   Sea Scan was a good dive shop and boat the Poppy set up for small groups of divers. Dive location was decided at launch and was v... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
8/2002   David Lemly
250+ Dives
 
Quiescence Diving Services/ Bayside Resort Full report N   Key Largo   Diving: This was my 3rd time with Quiescence (www.keylargodiving.com, phone 305/451-2440) and it is still a great operation. They... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2002   Eric Frick
100+ Dives
 
Sea Seacher II Full report Y   Texas Gulf Coast   The Sea searcher II operates out of Freeport, Texas and makes runs of approximately 100 miles to the Flower Gardens Marine Sanctua... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2002   Larry Day
100+ Dives
 
HMS Minnow/ Ocean Pointe Suites Full report N   Key Largo, FL   My family, friend & I have spent weeklong dive trips with Jeff Jarvis on the HMS Minnow for each of the past three years. Jeff & h... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2002   Gary Cowden
100+ Dives
 
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