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Dive Review of Scubateers.com in
The Continental USA/Lake Pleasant ,Arizona

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by fiona rattray, on, canada
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Report Number 4469
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Great Lakes, California, Nova Scotia, Vancouver Island, Bonaire, Bahamas,
Curacao, Turks & Caicos, GBR, Hawaii, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
2   to 40    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
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
  N/A
Tropical Fish
N/A  
Small Critters
  N/A
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
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
In Phoenix for business, I made a boat dive with Scubateers.com at Lake
Pleasant, a man-made lake just 45 minutes north of Phoenix. I booked a
Saturday afternoon boat dive on line. Scubateers could provide all gear,
tanks and weights, however I had brought my dive gear with me. Rob of
Scubateers e-mailed me directions to the 10 lane boat ramp. I got delayed
due to construction on the highway, but Rob and one other diver were there
at the boat ramp, waiting for me. What great service! Honestly I would not
have expected Scubateers to run a charter for just two in these economic
times. Thanks, Rob. Water was provided, a good thing in 100 degree F air
temperatures. :-) 

Rob chose a dive site based on my diving experience. We did a late
afternoon dive, going out to a newly emerged island. (Lake levels fluctuate
during the year by about 150 feet, so the levels were way down in
September.) We did a dive along the drop-off, following ledges and shelves
down to the thermocline which varied from 40 to 50 feet. Saw catfish, bass,
bluegills and stripers hiding along the ledges. Bring a light, it gets dark
down there. 

Investigate local diving operators, you can find real gems.

 
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