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Dive Review of Discovery Diving in
The Continental USA/North Carolina

Discovery Diving, Aug, 2009,

by John Phillips, GA, USA ( 2 reports). Report 5010.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Discovery Diving located in Beaufort N.C. runs a professional operation focusing on shipwrecks. Diving on the U-352(115ft), the Spar(110ft), Aeolus(110ft) and Indra(65ft) visibility is normally 80-100 feet, however this trip on average in the 10-50 feet. The sand tiger sharks are plentiful along with bait fish, small tropical's & grouper, and of course lionfish. Captain Leroy operates Captain's Lady (6-pak) and Captain Terry operates Outrageous V (18), both give complete dive briefings and a history of the wrecks. The boats leave at 7am for the 26-30 mile trip (1 hr 40 min) to the wrecks. Jelly fish were present on every dive, which is unusual for this time of year. All the staff are polite, courteous and professional and engaging.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Turks & Caicos, Mexico, Caymans, St. Kitts, U.S.V.I
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-72°F / 27-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-50 Ft/ 3-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Surface with 500 psi, prolonged surface intervals
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Work tables available on Outrageous V for camera set up. No work area on Captain's Lady. Water buckets available post dive, cameras handed to divers in water.
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