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Dive Review of Abyss Dive Center/N/A in
The Continental USA/Marathon, FL

October, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Lois Wellner, OH, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4543
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Roatan, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St.
Lucia, Belize, Bahamas, Riviera Maya, Ohio quarries
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
20   to 20    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
none  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
Nice shop and boat.  The people were helpful, but the main problem was that
they misled our group of three divers regarding dive conditions.  They told
us that visibility was in the 70' range, when in fact it was barely 20'. 
They also told us that the seas were flattening out, when in fact the seas
became rougher as we proceeded to the dive site.  The boat captain lost our
bubbles right after we entered the water and the dive boat was not visible
from 20' depth.  The dive (at Sombrero) was short and not very interesting,
since we could see virtually nothing.  As an indication of the conditions,
our boat was the only one out that day and we scrubbed the second dive
because everyone became nauseous due to the rough conditions.  On a
positive note, they did rinse and dry our gear after we returned.  By the
way, we were informed after the fact that dive shops in the Fl Keys area
will only provide a divemaster upon request and for an extra fee.  We were
not aware of this fact until we had already booked the dive and were
leaving the dock.  Our mistake, but one other divers may want to consider
before booking.
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