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Dive Review of American Dream Dive charters /Pier 66 hotel and marina in
The Continental USA/Fort Lauderdale fla

American Dream Dive charters /Pier 66 hotel and marina : "Nice short holiday with dives", Nov, 2017,

by Kevin Smith, PA, US ( 2 reports). Report 10012.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments First, the hotel until recently it was a Hyatt property, but was recently sold to private(?) buyers. Then it was some damage post Irma. The tower building is still closed for repairs. There are two floors of rooms that form a “U” shape which surrounds a couple of pools and a good sized hot tub. Our first room on the bottom floor looks out into the intercostal waterway. Huge boats. The room kind of smelled and was lacking in any personality. We asked for a change and were given a room on the second floor over looking the pools. Much better. The staff at the hotel are very helpful and friendly big props to them. On to the diving. Just west of the hotel over a bridge is the location of the dive boat. 88 portside dr. Right next to the pilot house. Found the dive charter on line and read trip advisor reviews. Generally pretty good. I arrived early for a 08:00 show 08:30 go. Very nice boat 46’Newton hot & cold showers and a head. Clean well maintained boat. The crew seemed to get along and empisis is on safety. Oxygen defrib on board. Plenty of life vests and communication equipment. Two dives per day, first wreck at about 80’ then boat to a reef about 30’ max. Lots of lobster around the reefs. Wrecks were pretty neat and in good shape. Viz about 50’ all dives. Nurse sharks rays slight current dive crew was great would use them again. $81.20 for two tanks snacks and soft drinks. Captains Todd, and Gregg Dive Masters Amy, Rebecca and Henry would not hesitate booking with this group again.
Websites American Dream Dive charters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Red Sea, Bonaire, Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica.
Closest Airport Ft. Lauderdale international Getting There No problems from Philadelphia direct flights

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 69-75°F / 21-24°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Honor system on wrecks, very strict with drift dives. Don’t approach the boat until cleared. Etc. very safety conscious of divers and crew members.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Clean water soak tank for camera
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