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

Viking Diving, Jun, 2006,

by David N Scarborough, GA, USA . Report 2511.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Bonaire, Fl, Keys etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 125 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth of wreck tower flight deck 135 ft Sand 212 ft
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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