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Dive Review of Cooper River Dive Charters in
The Continental USA/Cooper River, S.C.

Cooper River Dive Charters, May, 2007,

by Edward Noga, OH, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3344.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the world, from the Red Sea to Galapagos, Truk to the Caribbean, but especially the Great Lakes. Lake Erie is home.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 70 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come back alive. Pay attention to the captain and he'll direct you to the gravel, where the fossils lie.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments This is blackwater diving, frequently in strong current. Good luck on trying to take photos, although that's not why you go to the Cooper.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments I've been diving in the Cooper River for a number of years, searching for that elusive 6-inch Megalodon tooth. Haven't found a whole one yet, but my buddies and I gathered up a lot of smaller fossilized teeth and other goodies on this trip. This type of diving is like going to a museum where you're allowed to take home the exhibits, including arrow points, pre-Columbian and colonial artifacts and whiskey bottles from bygone days. The shark's teeth, from the Megalodon to Great Whites and Makos, and the huge amount of prehistoric animal fossils are the main lure. Everyone finds stuff, too. We came back with turtle shells, deer antlers, ground sloth teeth--an amazing amount of loot. This isn't for beginners, though, since it's blackwater (clean but dark), and the current is rippin' at times. If you're afraid of the dark and gators, pass on it. Most of the diving is very shallow, 18-25 feet, with occasional holes of 45 feet. John Cercopely is an excellent captain with a beautiful, powerful boat. He knows the river well and is good company.
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