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Dive Review of Santa Rosa Dive Shop in
The Continental USA/Blue Hole Santa Rosa, NM

Santa Rosa Dive Shop, Jul, 2007,

by Wayne Taylor, MI, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 3421.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Canada, MI, OH, IL, MO, NC, RI, MA, FL, HI, WA, HI, PR, VI
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 61 to 61 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions As long as you have a permit there are no restrictions at all.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 1 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This site is easy to locate within the city of Santa Rosa, NM. A dive permit is required and may be purchased at the visitor center on the main street of town for $8.00. C-cards are checked, but no matter your dive level you are allowed to dive the site. Though this is a nice site to dive in the southwest, there is not emergency action plan should something unfortunate happen to a diver. Understanding most divers are cautious, this is something to be aware. Recommend that you bring all of your own equipment. While there we had the opportunity to look at four tanks that were provided by the dive shop to some open water divers who were finishing as we were setting up. At least three of the four were out of VI and hydro. I highly recommend bringing your own tanks and equipment to ensure your personal safety and a good dive experience. There is no direct contact information to the dive shop via phone or internet. In order to contact the shop you must ask a local hotel or visitor center and they will place you int touch with someone from the Santa Rosa Dive Shop.
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