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Dive Review of Dive Hatteras in
The Continental USA/Hatteras

Dive Hatteras, Aug, 2011,

by B. Manning, DE, US ( 2 reports). Report 6424.

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

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 72 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive safe - clear computers and complete all DECO/safety stops.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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
UW Photo Comments Camera rise bucket provided.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Chartered the Lion's Paw dive boat for a weekend of diving in August 2011 with a group of buddies - $840 per day for the entie boat - you fill it!. Boat is a very nice 6-pack owned and operated by Dave Sommers. Dave asked us where and what we wanted to dive and then did his best to find us some nice clear blue water out in the Gulf-Steam with a wreck on the bottom! Dave runs a great charter and has a very nice boat. Conditions the first day were near perfect but the second day was a blow-out. To Dave's credit he gave us the option of going the second day, perhaps hitting a more in-shore wreck, knowing he would not make any $$$ 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.
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