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Dive Review of Islamorada Dive Center/Postcard Inn in
The Continental USA/Islamorada, FL

Islamorada Dive Center/Postcard Inn, Mar, 2014,

by Michael L Lewis, TN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 7569.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cayman Islands, Belize, Galapagos, Bonaire, Hawaii, Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Aruba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25 to 35 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Must dive with guide. 45 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Bottomline: great service, fairly safe operation (they allow spearfishing on the same boats as diving/snorkeling). Bad environmental practices--the divemasters pick-up various marine life to show the patrons. That shouldn't be allowed, anywhere, and especially since I'm pretty sure they dive in a Marine Sanctuary.

My wife and I are fairly experienced divers (200+ and 400+). We did a couple of afternoon dives with IDC in late March in preparation for an upcoming live aboard trip. The reservation process and talking with the office staff over the phone prior to our arrival was great. Eric was particularly helpful in trying to get a response from the Postcard ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By David R Reid in MI, US at Apr 27, 2014 00:29 EST  
Thank you for the excellent review!
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