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Dive Review of in
The Continental USA/S.E. Florida

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Steven Blair, Ca, USA
Report Number 1308
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cay Sal Banl, Truk, Yap.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
86   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 Feet  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
Stayed at Marriott Ocean Point and it was very comfortable, the previous
week we stayed at Marriott BeachPlace, which was also very nice. There is
no shortage of dive operators from Ft Lauderdale to Palm Beach. We were
there August 7-16, spending the first week in Ft Lauderdale, and hurricane
Charley wasn't an issue at the time in this area. The annoying problem we
had in calling more than 15-20 dive operators, including down to north
Miami, is they all seem to be hooked on this shallow 60-40 reef dive theme.
I am assuming it is to have a short surface interval so they can get them
back in and go home. 

We were more interested in deeper dives in the 100-130 range for better
visibility and some of the wrecks. When we called Dive Charter
International in Boynton beach, they could not have
been more accomodating. The captain, Leo, was happy to drop us off on a
deep wreck and we tied off our float, while others were dropped off for a
nearby drift-reef dive. When we finished our dive we merely drifted with
the current as we made our slow ascent, and the Deeper was there to pick us

Leo runs the Deeper and Little Deeper, and his was the best and most
thorough dive opertation we found during those two weeks. What made it even
more enjoyable is the boats are spotless when you board,divemaster's were
there if needed, and fresh snacks and soda's were on board.

We have been going to Florida for a few years, and this was the first time
we found this almost universal pattern of the boring 60-40 reef practice.
When we return we will be on DCI's boat. 
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