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Dive Review of Santa Rosa Dive Center/Best Western Santa Rosa Inn in
The Continental USA/NE New Mexico

Santa Rosa Dive Center/Best Western Santa Rosa Inn: "Easy and unique diving", Aug, 2016,

by Peter Schaller, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 9124.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Moorea, Coral Sea, Australia, Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Caymans, Cozumel, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Florida Keys & Dry Tortugas
Closest Airport Albuquerque Getting There Driving- ABQ is 120mi Wes, the Texas border is about 100mi East

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 64 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This isn't your typical review. There in dive boat, no dive operator, no wildlife to speak of. Blue Hole is a spring in the town of Santa Rosa, NM. It has a flowrate of around 3000 gallons per minute of constant 62-64 degree fresh water from a vent at the bottom of a circular 80' diameter, 80' deep hole in the rock. The surrounds are developed with an edge surrounded by a wall, a set of steps and a platform for giant stride entry. There are suspended dive platforms for training- one of the primary uses of this site. There are large areas for setting up with nearby parking. There is a small refill stat ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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