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Dive Review of Dive Connections, Inc in
The Continental USA/San Diego, Ca

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Kathy Bouic, CA, United States (1 report)
Report Number 4950
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
58   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 30    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
3 stars
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
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Dive Connections operates 3 boats. I have dived with them several times
over the last several years. There has been a deterioration of service with
this operation. They do not have a good system for diver recall or plan of
action for recovering divers surfacing down current. The boats have run out
of fuel and run aground several times over the last year and other dive
boats report being tired of rescuing DCI divers. They offer cheap trips,
but do not offer well trained DM's or captains. It is a shame to have
visiting divers leave San Diego thinking DCI is representative of local
dive operators. Dive at your own risk with them. There are other more
professional dive boats with excellent records to choose from in San Diego.
 
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