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

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by gary & marie scheidt, in, usa (1 report)
Report Number 1127

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Reporter
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[australia, bonaire,curacao,cosumel,bahamas,NC,hawaii

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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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