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Dive Review of HMS Minnow in
The Continental USA/key largo florida

HMS Minnow, Jul, 2004,

by gary & marie scheidt, in, usa . Report 1127.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [australia, bonaire, curacao, cosumel, bahamas, NC, hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 45 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [back on boat in one hour or 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Plenty of fish that are easily approached. Bucvket with water for 35mm camera. Only one camera on the boat with 6 divers so no issues. If shooting video no rinse tank on board

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Excellant 6 pack operation. Easy back roll in, ladder you can use with fins on. Captain / Owner Jeff was a pleasure to dive with. Six divers max. Easy to get into BC's and in / out of water. Jeff takes BC and put's in rack when you come out of water, and helps set up, and awitch gear. Good briefings, maps, choice of spots to dive. Leaves in morning by 8 AM, most times first boat to site. Afternoon dive leaves by 1 PM, sooner if all ready to go.

Diving good for inexperienced as well as experienced. Did not dive any deep wrecks, but didn't want to. Will do best not to repeat locations unless you want to, always aked where we wanted to go. Did 18 tanks in 5 days, and had a great time. Diving was good, and Jeff made it interesting in and out of water.

The boat gets many repeat divers. I would reccommend to any one wanting to dive a 6 pack operation,
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