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

Parrot Island Scuba Adventures, Nov, 2005,

by Joni & Bobby Lamb, GA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 2192.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Many Caribbean destinations.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Parrot Island Scuba Adventures (www.parrotislandscuba.com) is a great dive charter. Reasonably priced, safety conscious, and accommodating. Captain Jerry Turmaine, along with a different DM each day and a few regular local customers, was always eager to go diving each day. We logged eight dives in four days. The boat, Fathoms of Fun, is in great condition, it has plenty of room, and a nice dive platform. Freshwater shower, a head, a camera table, and cold sodas & water. Fathoms of Fun is located at the marina next to the Hillsboro Inlet draw bridge in Pompano Beach.

Even with chop and cool temperatures, the dive sites were wonderful. We were at a different wreck and different reef each day. Reef dives are drift dives and each buddy team is required to tow a dive flag marker (local law).

We saw morays, snooks, stingrays, puffers, trunkfish, parrotfish, spadefish, butterfly fish, damselfish, and more. Hurricane Wilma had torn up the beaches and buildings, but the marine life was unscathed. We will dive there again and with Parrot Island.
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