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Dive Review of Island Dive and Watersports in
The Continental USA/Washington state

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Jerry Jensen, OR, USA
Report Number 2277
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Belize, California, Bonaire, Honduras, Truk
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
50   to 53    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Since I was traveling alone, they insisted that I rent a dive buddy for $75
per day.    
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
First time diving the San Juan Islands Washington and booked onto Island
Dive and Watersports charter for two days of three tank dives. A drysuit is
highly recommended.  They supply steel 120 tanks and weights.  Nitrox,
trimix and argon available.  I used argon for the first time and its worth
it.  Saw 3 giant pacific octopuses the first day.  This is a very
professional run charter company but also extremely friendly and are very
concerned that the customer has a good time.  Island Dive is located on San
Juan Island, Friday Harbor. You must take the ferry over from the mainland.
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