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Dive Review of Jim Abernathy's Scuba Adventures in
The Continental USA/Riviera Bch., FL

July, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Dawn Steedman, FL, USA
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Report Number 4411
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Hawaii, Fla Keys
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
2 stars   
4 stars    
We dove a lot with them in the late 90s, but hadn't again up til now. In
those days, Jim and Anna were always there, and they had a small 6-pack,
among other boats,that went on a 3 tank lunch dive from Singer Island.
Things have changed a lot in the last 10 years, but not the excellent
staffing and service. Racquel warmly welcomed us in the office, and Laz is
an outstanding divemaster with a great knowledge and love of the sea, You
can tell this is more than just a job for him. The diving here is drift
diving- I recommend Nitrox for this- with most dives in the 50'-80' range.
The boat takes about 20 divers,and it's a short drive to most sights as the
gulf stream is close here. The life is abundant- large angels of all types,
spade fish, large green morays, parrots, rays, sharks, and of course ,
turtles. the boat usually splits into 2 groups, and a dive master goes with
each group and guides the group with a float ball. the current can be
ripping, or slow. on this day it was moving pretty good, and storms had
lessened the vis somewhat. A "frequent flier" spear fisherman was
dropped on a seperate site.  Upon surfacing, the boat arrived promptly to
pick us up. A roll call is meticulously taken before and after the dives.
In between dives, there are sodas, chips, snacks, and fresh cut pineapple
served to the divers, along with lively conversation from the crew. The
crew is as warm and friendly as we remembered them 10 years before- though
the names and faces have changed. I would highly recommend this operation
on the east coast of Fla.
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