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

Dive Narcosis, Sep, 2012,

by Andy Kenley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports). Report 6689.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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