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

August, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Krystal Glavan, Co, USA
Report Number 143
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Cancun, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
86   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The dive master and captain considered the diver's experience and goals,
along with conditions, when selecting dive sites.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Parrot Island offers service from 2 boats.  Fathoms of Fun originates in
Pompano Beach and offers a camera table and fresh water rinse buckets are
available.  Their other boat, Fishfood, travels from Ft. Lauderdale and is
a smaller vessel without camera table. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Finding the folks from Parrot Island Scuba Adventures made our vacation
wonderful.  Four of us headed to Florida to gain more diving experience.  I
had researched dive operations online and had only 3 responses to e-mail
out of 18 inquiries sent.  Our group decided to visit some operations once
we arrived and select someone we were comfortable with at that time.  We
first visited the people who responded to my e-mails.  After several
dissapointing contacts, we found Parrot Island in the Yellow Pages.  While
other operators had been sarcastic, rude and uninterested (surprising since
they stood to make some $400 per day with 4 of us), Captain Jerry, wife and
DM Kelly, along with their crew, were eager to take us out.  They were far
more reasonably priced than other operators, very safety conscious, and
very accomodating.  They accompanied us on 8 dives in both Ft. Lauderdale
and Pompano Beach.  Both their boats are in very good condition, although
diving from Fathoms of Fun is more pleasant.  Fathoms has a lots of room
and a nice dive platform.  Both boats offer fresh water showers and heads.
Fathoms has a camera table available.  I know most people don't think of
Pompano as "the place to dive."  I gotta tell ya, it was
wonderful.  Kelly and Jerry took us to 2 wrecks, the Sea Emporer and the
Copenhagen.  Both were great fun, lots of large fish at the Emporer.  The
reefs were great and the night dive was incredible. We saw sea turtles,
eels, snooks, stingrays, goliath groupers, puffers, trunkfish, trumpetfish,
scores of parrotfish, urchins, nurse sharks, spadefish, butterfly fish,
damselfish, and more.  I saw more here than I did in Mexico.  Jerry and
Kelly even helped the guys with everything they needed to go "bug
hunting."  They had a blast, and it was a riot to watch. One of the
truly great things about diving here is the shallow reefs at the end of the
day.  There was so much to see, and with much of it between 20-35 feet, our
profiles allowed plenty of time to see it. Kudos to Jerry, Kelly, Scuba
Steve and Captain Mark from Parrot Island Scuba.  We had a blast.  I do
recommend the dives from Pompano Beach over Ft. Lauderdale.  We had much
better vis, reef color, sea life and far less boat traffic.  
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