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Dive Review of H2O Below in
The Continental USA/Pensacola

H2O Below, Jun, 2008,

by Earnie Wilson, MO, United States ( 2 reports). Report 4333.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Midwest US, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas currents
Water Temp 70 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within your limits, provide capt with profile for tech dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Octopus on the Oriskany, the Oriskany itself, lots of photo ops.

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 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Oriskany dives are not for the new diver. Some of the currents can be strong, have some experience at boat diving. The boat will take technical and open water divers on the same trip. The diving is very good and the crew on the boat really knows how to take care of divers. I know that I will be going back, just not soon enough.
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