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Dive Review of Viking Diving in
The Continental USA/Pensacola, FL

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by David N Scarborough, GA, USA
Report Number 2511
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Bonaire, Fl, Keys etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
125   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth of wreck  tower flight deck 135 ft Sand 212 ft  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Our boat did not have a table or way to tie down video unit.But area was
given to set unit.Carry extra strap to handle.No on board rinse tank but
can rinse with water from tank.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
Viking Diving of Pensacola is set up to dive the USS Orskiany with no
problem.Our crew was very helpful and help gets diver in and out of water,
Small 6 pac boat. Dive briefing and Instruction was given.
He does furnish cooler on boat & water , Be sure and take any drinks or
food with you.Snack furnished.  2 hr trip from dock to site. Very
knowledgeable about wreck and area diving.  Works with local dive shop
well. Spearfishing was done while on wreck and while returning to
dock.Rinse tank for gear on dock upon returning, fresh water rinse for
video unit.  Local dive shop MBT good people to work with for tec gas, and
reg air fills. This is a great dive, put in your book for must do. The Gulf
was calm and flat- little current on top none on wreck. Be Careful this is
a great wreck but is deep, not for new divers, check out rules on web
sites- search under pensacola diving.
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