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Dive Review of Jim Abernathy's Scuba Adventures in

Jim Abernathy's Scuba Adventures, Jun, 2005,

by Kelley, WA, USA . Report 1849.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I wish I had known that the accommodations did not include any space to store any clothing that you were not wearing. A simple plastic tub under the bottom bunk would have made it much easier to get your things organized. Air conditioning stopped working in our room, and it was too hot to sleep. The A/C didn't work well in the rest of the boat either, after about the 2nd day, not sure what went wrong with it! The water pump (for fresh water) kept going on the fritz so you never knew if there was going to be water when you turned the tap on - always, it seemed, when I already had liquid soap on my hands! Also noise was a problem, with that many people (10 divers plus 4 crew) on a 65 foot boat whenever one person put in a movie or CD EVERYONE had to listen to it. The front deck was not accessible for most of the trip because that was where the bait for the shark dives was being stored. The shark diving was fabulous, the rest of it I definitely could have done without. This boat is about a 4 day max, unfortunately it was a 7 day trip.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Hawaii, Maui, Florida, Seattle area, Vancouver Island, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco limits
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Expensive camera gear was stored on the floor of the "salon" where it was in the way, and subject to getting kicked and tripped over. Definitely a problem.
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