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Dive Review of Narcosis Charters in
The Continental USA/Riviera Bch., Fl.

Narcosis Charters, Sep, 2011,

by Andy Kenley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports). Report 6225.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Caymans, Aruba, Bonaire, Bahamas, St.Marten, FL.(Keys, Caves, Springs, EastCoast), GBR, PNG, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Kosrae, Kona, Lihue
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 85 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions limits of training and experience
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments rinse bucket,table, crew experienced with all types of gear.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments There is a wonderful thing happening in the palm beaches around the full moon in September. There has been a moratorium on fishing for Goliath Groupers in Fl. and they are staging a comeback. It is very heartening. They gather at this time of the year off the Fl. Coast for a grouper love fest. Dive #1. Hole in the Wall. Reef starts at 110', run along the top of the reef with the current, drop down to 130' where you encounter a large cavern, 60' wide and 60' deep. One enters the cavern, dips down to 140', many Goliaths, up to 6' in length lolling about. The current carries one through the cavern, if one has descended quickly, there is time to pull yourself back across the reef and pass through the tunnel again. It is time to go after 8 minutes. Open ocean ascent and dive is done @ 25 minutes. Dive #2. Zion Wreck. 90' scattered debris field, lots of schooling fish, Jacks, multiple bait balls and I counted 32 Goliaths serenly holding station against the current. It was exactly like a herd of cows.It was an honor to swim amongst them. I hooked off on the debris and floated in the current right amongst these great fish. I have dove with the famous Potato Cods on the GBR, that was wonderful, but, this was better. Capt. Van and his crew are excellent, professional and extremely safety conscious.
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