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Dive Review of Hydrodiver in
The Continental USA/San Diego, CA

Hydrodiver, Aug, 2002,

by Duncan Orr, UT, USA . Report 205.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Jim Stickler's Hydrodiver was exactly what we were looking for. He offers a small, personalized, relaxing dive trip for up to 6 divers. Jim discussed departure time and dive locations instead of pluggin us into a timetable. Our first dive of the day was a trip to the Yukon, a wonderful wreck dive. During the surface interval he asked where we would like to do the second dive. We indicated we would like to dive the Yukon again so Jim offered to relocate from the stern mooring to the bow mooring so we could experience the whole wreck and the cool dolphin cutouts. He was also most helpful with our weighting problems. I was in a new drysuit and my son was in a 12 mil weightsuit for the first time. Food was plentiful with a variety of drinks, snacks, and sandwich fixings. My son appreciated the warm shower after 2 chilly dives. For a relaxed personalized dive boat, try Hydrodiver. 1-800-493-7634 or

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonnaire
Bonne Terre
Great Barrier
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 54-56°F / 12-13°C Wetsuit Thickness 12
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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