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Dive Review of Scuba-do in
The Continental USA

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Andrea Di Fabio, Bs.As., Argentina
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5045
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Fernando de Noronha, Mexico, Caribbean, Red Sea...
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
18   to 20    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
25   to 30    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
To follow the ropes down to the wreck and up to the boat  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The divesite was the Spiegel, a shipwreck laying +120 feet of water. Very
strong currents. The dive operator was ok, they gave us a very good
briefing on the shipwreck, they had a detailed picture of it and the routes
to follow since this is very big wreck. It had 7 buoys coming down to the
wreck and it was very hard (due to strong currents and poor vis) to
identify which was the rope to go up. Besides, none of them had anything to
easily identify it. We ascended through a wrong one that led us too far
away from our boat. Big waves on surface and strong currents prevented us
to get to our boat. They throwed a rope with a buoy but it was tangled with
another boat. We had a very tricky return to the boat. Other than that, the
wreck in itself is a very fine dive, one of the best of US in my opinion
and it's definitely for advanced divers.
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