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Dive Review of American Diving in
The Continental USA/Texas

July, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Mary K Wicksten, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Texas Clipper, American Diving"
Report Number 8304
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Galapagos, western Mexico,
California, Hawaii,Fiji, Palau, Yap, Australia, New Guinea, Florida springs
Closest Airport
Harlingen Texas
Getting There
Most people drive

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
74   to 70    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
10   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No wreck penetration, no free descents  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Great opportunities for wide-angle shots. Light can be dim--be prepared.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
N/A
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
Pre-dive briefing on day before trip and just before each of 2 days of
diving. Takes about an hour to get to sunken ship, can be choppy. Seats in
cabin or outside at bow--can be splashed! Boat ties off to buoy, divemaster
attaches side line. Crew puts your tank on you at stern, you follow side
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