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Dive Review of Discovery Diving in
The Continental USA/Morehead City NC

Discovery Diving, Jul, 2009,

by Lynda Durfee, VA, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 40 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 4893.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Key Largo, Aruba, Hawaii, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, Lake Tahoe NV, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 74 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive own profile w/buddy; depth limited to your air or NITROX max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
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
UW Photo Comments Rinse buckets only for cameras.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Dove Friday with Discovery Diving on Outrageous with about 16 divers. Long, very rough trip (over 1 1/2 hrs) out to U352 sub and Spar wrecks. Vis about 5-60 feet. Deep dives (90-106 feet), so you really had to watch you no deco time. Lots of barracuda at sub at about 50-60 feet. Schools of bait fish, Atlantic spade, jacks, intermediate queen angel fish. Lots of sand tiger sharts at Spar. Little coral on either wreck, but that's not what you do these dives for. Dove two days on Capt's Lady (a six-pack) with Leroy (boat owner). Two dives Sat. on Caribsea; lots of sand tiger sharks, some pretty soft corals, sting rays; vis 50-60 feet. Sun, U352 and Spar, but vis only about 30-40 compared to Fri. Take of your scuba unit in the water and Leroy lifts it into boat while you use swim platform in back: flop yourself on, then get in boat. These dives are definitely for AOW only, as the wrecks are at 80-100 feet and you can't really do a multi-level dive unless you want to hang at 50 feet and watch the barracudas. All dives had line down to wrecks for descent and ascent.
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