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Dive Review of American Dream II/N/A in
The Continental USA/Fort Lauderdale, FL

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Melissa Good, FL, USA
Report Number 2783
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
New Zealand, Hawaii, Catalina Island, Tortola, AVI's, Roatan, Key Largo,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
<500 psi on the boat.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
dedicated rinse bucket, table for working.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
3 stars    
American Dream II is a 43 foot custom dive boat that ports out of the Pier
66 pier in Fort Lauderdale.  Todd is the boat captain, and he takes
reservations from his cell phone ( The currents
were abysmal, but the AD2 crew both recognized that and worked hard to
prepare the divers for it, taking care to make sure they exited from the
right spot on the back of the boat and got immediately onto the descent
line.   The dive was on Tenneco Towers, a set of sunken oil rigs that is
considered an advanced dive due to depth (bottoms at 140 feet) and the
mentioned current. Divers should take this to heart when considering diving
the site. ON a good day you can get 80 foot vis, and a billion fish and no
current, on a bad day you're lucky you don't end up being swept up to Cocoa

Second dive was a drift dive at 60 feet on the third level of Fort
Lauderdale's reefs that have a lot of cut unders and furrows to explore.
There were lots of lobster, some eels, the usual tropical suspects and one
or two very skittish nurse sharks hiding their heads in the sand so we
would not see them. The boat issues drifters their own marker, and when you
come up, where you come up, the boat comes gets you.  

AD2 is a well run operation, the boat has a head, and provides drinks
(sodas and water) and crackers (peanut butter or cheese) after the dive.
They have air temperature showers on the dive deck and warm water rinse
hose. Good divemasters and a competent crew.
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