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Dive Review of Red Wet and Blue in
The Continental USA/North Carolina wrecks

July, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Dave Morris, TX, USA
Report Number 652
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Cozumel, Cancun, Cayman, Texas Flower Gardens, Bermuda, St. Thomas,
St. Maarten, Key Largo
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
74   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Very flexible. Divers are treated as mature adults. Divemaster goes in to
set the anchor and comes back with report to help you decide how to plan
your dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
I use a digital camcorder in an U/W housing, so I don't need photo
processing facilities.  Just a dry place on the boat to change batteries. 
The camera bucket is a bit small for big housings, but it works out.  And
the shots of sand tiger sharks swimming past you several feet away makes it
all worth the effort.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
I rated some of the accomodations at 3 stars instead of 5, not because I
didn't like them, but as a warning to those who demand to be pampered in
5-star hotels and need someone to carry their tanks for them.  This trip is
for people who don't mind a little dirt, a little sweat, some rain on a
choppy 2 hour boat ride where many will get seasick.  But after you've seen
a WWII German U-boat up close and personal, you'll keep coming back over
and over.  The price is amazingly low.  The captain, Bobby Cox, will go out
and try to get to a wreck, even when other boats have chickened out before
leaving the dock.  As a result, you'll get more diving on his boat than on
others.  8 dives in 4 days.  Not bad for July, the start of hurricane
season, and a week after a hurricane ripped through the Gulf. You are
allowed to pick apart the wreck, so many divers bring crowbars, hammers,
and other tools and are able to bring back bullets, artillery shells,
portholes, and other interesting stuff.
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