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Dive Review of I Dive Inc. (Starfish Enterprise) in
The Continental USA/Boynton Beach Florida

August, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Jim Garren, FL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 5643
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Bahamas, Hawaii, Roatan, Red Sea (Egypt)
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Divers permitted to dive their own profile, typically 60 to 70 minutes for
most locations.  DM helps divers form groups with similar bottom time/skill
levels if desired, all dives except wrecks are drift style, groups carry
their own flag, boat pick up after surfacing.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
large central camera storage, two fresh water rinse tanks and fresh water
rinse hose available, DM will assist at entry and exit to protect equipment
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
An old favorite just gets better.  We live locally and Starfish has always
been a favorite in an area that has lots of dive boats to choose from. 
Reef dives from Lake Worth south to Delray including all of Boynton Beach
are the main attraction with several wrecks available by request. Depths
range from 50 to 80 feet on some of the nicest reefs in Florida, many with
spectacular relief, ledges and swim throughs.  
Good spiney lobster hunting in season and often more fish than we have seen
in many exotic destinations.  
Recent invasion of Lionfish even gives divers an opportunity to see south
Pacific species without having a passport.  This trip was in August, but
winter diving here can provide surprise visits from large pelagic species
and even whales, turtles are a regular reef attraction year round.
Captain Craig Smart and DM Linda both have years of experience in the area,
they are safety conscious and professional without becoming dive Gestapo,
divers are respected and allowed to dive within their training and skill
Previously located in Lantana on Ocean Ave. behind the Old Key Lime House
restaurant, Starfish has recently moved to slip #11 in the marina in
Boynton Beach near Two Georges and Banana Boat restaurants on Casa Loma
Blvd.  This is a big improvement for divers with much nicer shore
facilities and indoor parking.  If you have visited south Florida in August
you can appreciate what that means after a two tank dive!
Divers who own their own tanks will also be happy to know that Starfish has
recently acquired state of the art membrane nitrox filling equipment and
offers very competitive rates on fills. 
Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.
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