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Dive Review of Spree Expeditions/M/V Spree in
The Continental USA/Dry Tortugas / Key West

Spree Expeditions/M/V Spree, Aug, 2009,

by Roger Floerke, WI, USA ( 1 report). Report 5002.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Carribean, Florida, Mexico, Wisconsin
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 78 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions MOD for 32% Nitrox, back on the boat with at least 500 psi strickly enforced.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large dedicated table with two shelves for cameras. Camera retrived by rope during exits and entries. Two dedicated camera rinse tanks.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is for May and August 2009. M/V Spree is a 110 ft. steel hull that is set up excellent for diving 5 dives a day. One price all inclusive with 32% nitrox included. Boat is very well maintained and clean. Sleeping accomodations are bunk style below deck. Main salon has kitchen, dining area and large charging station. Food is excellent with snacks between dives from 7am - midnite. Four heads with flush toilets. Two private hot showers and two on the dive deck with ample hot water. Crew is very knowledgable and helpful where saftey comes first, by the end of the week they make you feel like your old friends. Diving is done mainly from morings with the first two dives on one site the next two and the night dive at another. Reefs are large enough to explore with two dives and not over lapping places. Most sites are close to Fort Jefferson and a midweek stop to explore is done if requested. The last day can include two dives on the Vandenberg off Key West, weather and currents permitting. This boat isn't the large luxury "chain" liveabords but for half the price it's worth more than twice the experience. www.spreeexpeditions.com
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