Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Dive Hatteras in
The Continental USA/Hatteras

August, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by B. Manning, DE, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6424
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
NJ, NC, RI, MD, FL, Aruba, Grand Cayman...
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
72   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive safe - clear computers and complete all DECO/safety stops.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Camera rise bucket provided.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
2 stars   
5 stars    
Chartered the Lion's Paw dive boat for a weekend of diving in August 2011
with a group of buddies - $840 per day for the entie boat - you fill it!. 
Boat is a very nice 6-pack owned and operated by Dave Sommers.  Dave asked
us where and what we wanted to dive and then did his best to find us some
nice clear blue water out in the Gulf-Steam  with a wreck on the bottom! 
Dave runs a great charter and has a very nice boat.  Conditions the first
day were near perfect but the second day was a blow-out.  To Dave's credit
he gave us the option of going the second day, perhaps hitting a more
in-shore wreck, knowing he would not make any $$$ if we opted-out (which we
did - good thing). Dave has facilities to fill takes overnight right on the
dock (air/nitrox) for a reasonable price.  Everyone in my group had a great
dive and we look forward to going again.  The post-dive pineapple served on
a fin was a nice touch too!  A group charter is best, but Dave does take
walk-ons.  Conditions of Hatteras can change rapidly so wreck/deep/open
ocean experience is a must.   
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 548 dive reviews of The Continental USA and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

All The Continental USA Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to The Continental USA
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Want to assemble your own collection of The Continental USA reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!

NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.