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Dive Review of Scuba-do in
The Continental USA

Scuba-do, Jul, 2009,

by Andrea Di Fabio, Bs.As., Argentina (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5045.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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