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Dive Review of Express Watersports - Scuba Express/N/A in
The Continental USA/Myrtle Beach, SC

Express Watersports - Scuba Express/N/A, Aug, 2005,

by John Crellin, PA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 2599.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving USA, Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 0 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. Asked to return with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Poor. No Camera tank. there was a cabin area that you could use to change film or adjust your camera in a dry area.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Let me start by saying I believe they have an overall good operation. This particluar dive was called 11 mile reef. There were 3 folks on board getting their OW cert dives so the dive was easy for beginners despite the surge and lack of visibility. If I use this operation again I will take plenty of my own water and snacks. The only support on board was 2 coolers of ice (most probably for spear fishermen) and a container of warm water with styrofoam cups. The divemasters were very good though. They helped you put on your fins before giant striding in, and they were there to help with gear upon exit. Briefings were to the point. There was a complete roster check after every dive. When you get on board sit in the middle of the boat or take up residence in the cabin area next to the captain. The back of the boat smells of deisel. The down side of South Caolina ocean diving is the long trips out to dive sites.
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