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Dive Review of island dive and watersports in
The Continental USA/San Juan Islands, WA

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by jerry, or, usa
Report Number 2136
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]Bonaire, Belize, Honduras, Cozumel, Truk lagoon, california
channel islands
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
53   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 59    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
[table available for camera but no rinse tank.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
 We live in Southern Oregon and there's not alot of ocean diving available
unless you are extremly desperate. I picked up a copy of Northwest Dive
News from local dive shop and was encouaged with the possibilities of
quality diving in the San Juan islands.  Thus contacted Mike and Dawn at
Island Dive out of Friday Harbor on San Juan island.  They were very
helpful and even arranged for a buddy since I was diving alone  ($75 per
day).  The diving was great.  Because I was the only paying diver for the
two days, we took the smaller boat.  The first day we found 3 giant pacific
octopuses and too many to count lingcod etc.  The diving was perfect but
cold.  With water temp at 53 F my dry suit was required and then I still
got cold after an hour. Dawn then let me try out argon for the dry suit and
boy did it help.  They include 119cf steel tanks and weights with the
charter fee.  Everything was firstclass.  Divers are lucky that the really
good diving season starts in the fall after the tourist season, thus motels
are half price.
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