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

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Roger Floerke, WI, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5002
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Carribean, Florida, Mexico, Wisconsin
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
MOD for 32% Nitrox, back on the boat with at least 500 psi strickly
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
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.
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