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Dive Review of Parrot Island Scuba Adventures in
The Continental USA/Florida

December, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jeff Haines, NY, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3763
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
26-50 dives
Where else diving
Nassau, Grand Bahama, Pennsylvania, Crystal River Florida,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
75   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
The boat crew was very knowledgeable and responsive to the needs of
photographers. A camera rinse bucket is available. Although there was no 
designated dry table, there was plenty of room on the boat and I was easily
able to find a good dry spot to change batteries between dives.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
The folks at Parrot Island Scuba Adventures run a great dive charter. The
crew were friendly, helpful and skilled. I did a 2 tank dive, one wreck
dive on "The Ancient Mariner" and one drift dive along a rock
shelf called "Lighthouse Shelf", at 70 and 50 feet. 
There are many other dives available, including some at technical depths.
Both sites I dove offered great photo subjects, including some nice corals
and sponges, abundant small fish and the occasional large fish.
I got some shots of a large green moray, a large stone crab and a couple of
nice Grey Angelfish, Trumpetfish, Smooth Trunkfish and a Scrawled Cowfish.
Link to photos:
Water conditions were good and accurately reported by a crew member who
secured the anchor line to the wreck on the first dive.
The drift dive was excellent! We were dropped off right on top of the ledge
and picked up very promptly at the end of the dive despite 3-4 foot seas.
The freedom to dive your own profile plus the accurate information about
the dives sites provided by the crew made for a great afternoon of diving.
I will definitely be back.
The only down side was a lack of rental tanks larger than 80cf, although
nitrox was available. 
There are some deep wreck dives available, but if you want good bottom time
on them bring your own large tanks.
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