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Dive Review of Fling Charters in
The Continental USA/Flower Gardens, Texas

Fling Charters: "Flower Gardens Banks: calm seas", Aug, 2018,

by Mary K Wicksten, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10478 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The Flower Gardens Banks are a 7-hour cruise from Freeport, Texas and have their shallowest depth at about 65 feet.Diving is "iffy"--it can be calm and gorgeous or murky, rough and with a stiff current. We had a current on most of the dives but could use a down line to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Galapagos, western Mexico, California, Hawaii, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Australia, New Guinea, Florida springs
Closest Airport Houston TX Getting There Drive from Houston to Freeport. No public transportation.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deeper than 100 feet, no deco dives, come aboard boat with 500 pis or more
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boat has dedicated camera table but it can get crowded. You must look out for people who forget and put so ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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