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Dive Review of Atlantis IV/N/A in
The Continental USA/Morehead City, NC

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Clay Coleman, LA, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 2576
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Extensive Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, cloudy  
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
65   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Very camera-savvy crew, helpful, plenty of fresh water rinse.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
This was my first trip to dive the shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast.
The Atlantis IV is a very comfortable boat and the crew is friendly and
first-rate. The weather in the area is volatile in May, and water
temperature can vary significantly day-to-day. We were able to dive on 4 of
5 planned dive days. My goal on this trip was to photograph sand tiger
sharks on the wrecks, and I was not disappointed. We encountered them on
every dive, and we often encountered many. We also found a surprising
number of lionfish on the wreck of the Papoose. Most of our dives were on
the Papoose (we also made 2 on the Spar), and depths were in the 90-120
foot range. We made only 2 dives per day, which required a full day at sea.
Despite the deep (short) dives, the area was one of the most fascinating
I've seen and I look forward to getting back aboard the Atlantis IV soon.
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