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Dive Review of South Point Divers in
The Continental USA/Key West

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Allison Scheflow, fl, united states
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4926
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Grand Turk, Saba, San Salvador, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan,
Utila, Grenada, Virgin Gorda, St. John's, East Coast of Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 35    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive with computer, not to exceed 100 feet depth  
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
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
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
4 stars
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
N/A  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Dove the Vandenberg, newly dropped wreck, 500+ feet long with lots of cool
superstructure. Wreck is in 140 feet to the sand but you don't need to go
there, all of the good stuff is at 90 feet or above and the superstructure
is great: there are two radar dishes and more towers. There was a bit of
current, not ripping. The viz was good for Key West diving, 35 feet at
times. As this boat stays down there will be more life, already a mid-sized
minnow cloud there and a few small tropicals. The biggest problem with this
dive is that the second tank is on a "reef" and if you've dove in
KW you probably know that the reefs are basically wastelands and the viz
there is about 10 feet on a good day. Good news is that South Point divers
will double dip the Vandy when requested, we were told. That's the only way
to dive in KW. South Point is a good dive operation, professional, take
safety seriously, and the boat is comfortable.
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