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Dive Review of Fling Charters in
The Continental USA/Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Fling Charters: "Stetson Bank: you never know what's coming to visit", Jul, 2019,

by Mary K Wicksten, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10994.

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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 1 stars
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Comments Stetson Bank lies 70 miles out from Galveston, Texas. Unlike the Flower Gardens banks, this bank consists of bedded sedimentary rock with a few corals that can stand winter temperatures. There are many large and colorful sponges and handsome angelfishes that eat them. Our group REALLY lucked out--we saw a 4-foot long sandbar sh ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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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 Hobby Getting There No public transportation to Freeport. You must drive or get "Uber".

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No diving past 130 feet, no deco dives, no rebreathers. After one alcoholic drink, you were finished diving for the day.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera table can be crowded. A camera bucket is available. You can clip your came ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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