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

Scubateers.com, Sep, 2008,

by fiona rattray, on, canada (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 4469.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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.

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