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Dive Review of Dive Narcosis in
The Continental USA/West Palm Beach

September, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Andy Kenley, FL, US
Sr. Contributor   (21 reports)
Report Number 6689
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Colombia,Roatan,Cozumel,Bonaire,Aruba,Grand Cayman,Cayman Brac,Little
Cayman,Bahamas,St.Marten,Fla(Caves,both Coasts and Keys,Fiji,PNG,GBR,Coral
Sea,Palau,Yap,Kosrae,Kona,Nihue,Kuaui
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive within the limits of your experience and certification.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
rinse buckets,large table and the crew is very respectful of and
experienced with equipment
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
I have been out with many operators. Van's is the best with whom I have
gone. The boat is large and very fast. Everything is drift diving. One can
go by one's self or with a guide in a group. There are a lot of fish in
West Palm, more fish than in much more publicized destinations. There are
large fish in West Palm, large Goliath Groupers are common, it is generally
turtle heaven, and sharks are frequently seen.. There are many
wrecks,sunken planes a lot of stuff around. There is less algae than in the
Bahamas, I haven't come across anything that I would call a wall, but, the
coral is looking better. Every time I go down there, I am feeling like it
is a better and better option. Entries are giant strides off the stern and
Van's crew will do whatever it takes to help people with deficits.
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