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Dive Review of Dolphin Dream in

Dolphin Dream, Oct, 2009,

by Steven Rosenfeld, Ca, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5234.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Dolphin Dream is a steel hull converted shrimp boat. She is moored in Palm Beach Florida and makes a over night crossing to dive the Bahamas. The boat is wide and heavy and rides well in the open ocean. There are 6 cabins with a upper and lower bunk and some shelves for storage. There is additional storage room in the common hallway outside the cabins. Two full size restrooms are located on the main deck and there is an additional hot shower on the dive deck. The dive bags are stored on the upper deck where there is plenty of room to suit up. All diving was done from the boat. The large salon allows for everyone to eat at the same time. The food was excellant and it was all you could eat. There were always snacks out. Beer and soft drinks were included in the price of the trip. The salon has a television and there were tapes and dvd's to play.

I booked this trip through Eli Martinez of Shark Diver Magazine. He had chartered the boat so this trip was all about the sharks. We spent the week at tiger beach. The weather the first 3 days was not good and we did little diving. The next three days more than made up for it. We had flat seas and 100 foot visiblity. We had about two dozen 7 foot lemom sharks around the boat almost all of the time. On three days we had 2 tiger sharks come in for long periods of time swimming among the divers. At no time were the sharks aggressive and only appeared to be interested in the bait.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Hawaii, Cocos, Fiji, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-100 Ft/ 6-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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