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

March, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Michael L Lewis, TN, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 7569
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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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
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By drreid1958 at Apr 27, 2014 00:29 EST  
Thank you for the excellent review!
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