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Dive Review of Florida West Charters/Megadolon Charters in
The Continental USA/Florida, Gulf Coast

Florida West Charters/Megadolon Charters, Apr, 2012,

by Theodore C Recupero, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 6527.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving USVI, Both US Coasts, Great Lakes, Various Rocky Mountain Lakes, Colorado River Lakes, Springs, Continental US
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 69 to 73 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 0 to 15 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments 8 dives over 3 days. Captain Dan was Knowledgable, helpful and seemed to be a comsumate profesional. Captain Steve, the owner, seemed to not care one way or the other and put us down in near zero viz conditions on the lsst dive. I imagine that being the boss, he could have gone a couple more miles, but that might have cost him time, fuel and .....
The "Safety Divers" were not actually Divemasters. Dave was helpful and friendly. Mike was someone I could easily do without ever meeting again. He actually went down with a 20cf bottle that had 500 psi in it. He is supposed to be there as a safety diver? Full time consideration of another endevour might be in order, before he ends up in big trouble or worse. I try not to dive with folks like this.
This is a shark tooth dive, not a "Project Aware" situation, but on the last two dives we saw all kinds of stuff, much of which I had never seen before.
In my opinion, it mattered who was running the boat. Things are not as advertised on the website. I wouldn't go back. There are other boats in the area, I will seek one out for the next trip.
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