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Dive Review of Fling Charters in
The Continental USA

July, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Mary K Wicksten, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Flower Gardens Banks, Texas"
Report Number 8990 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Galapagos, western Mexico,
California, Hawaii,Fiji, Palau, Yap, Australia, New Guinea, Florida springs
Closest Airport
Houston TX
Getting There
You need to drive to Freeport
to catch the boat (about 1.5
hour drive). No public
transportation.

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy  
Seas
surge  
Water Temp
81   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Maximum of 130 feet on first dive, 100 feet afterwards. 2.5 hours between
dives, safety stop for 3 minutes at 15 feet.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Comments
Camera tank and table provided. Can arrange for down line on entry or exit.
 

Lots of marine life from fish schools to tiny blenn
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
This is not a luxury boat. You have curtained bunks, common dining area and
dive platform. Some curtains don't quite shut out the emergency lights, so
you may want to bring an eye mask. Temperature varied between cabins. Food
is "diner style" but filling. You will enjoy the brownies and ice
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