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Dive Review of Jim Abernathy's Scuba Adventures in
The Continental USA/Riviera Bch., FL

Jim Abernathy's Scuba Adventures, Jul, 2008,

by Dawn Steedman, FL, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 39 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 4411 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We dove a lot with them in the late 90s, but hadn't again up til now. In those days, Jim and Anna were always there, and they had a small 6-pack, among other boats,that went on a 3 tank lunch dive from Singer Island. Things have changed a lot in the last 10 years, but not the excellent staffing and service. Racquel warmly welcomed us in the office, and Laz is an outstanding divemaster with a great knowledge and love of the sea, You can tell this is more than just a job for him. The diving here is drift diving- I recommend Nitrox for this- with most dives in the 50'-80' range. The boat takes about 20 divers,and it's a short drive to most sights as the gulf stream is close here. The life is abundant- large angels of all types, spade fish, large green morays, parrots, rays, sharks, and of course , turtles. the boat usually splits into 2 groups, and a dive master goes with each group and guides the group with a float ball. the current can be ripping, or slow. on this day it was moving pretty good, and storms had lessened the vis somewhat. A "frequent flier" spear fisherman was dropped on a seperate site. Upon surfacing, the boat arrived promptly to pick us up. A roll call is meticulously taken before and after the dives. In between dives, there are sodas, chips, snacks, and fresh cut pineapple served to the divers, along with lively conversation from the crew. The crew is as warm and friendly as we remembered them 10 years before- though the names and faces have changed. I would highly recommend this operation on the east coast of Fla.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Fla Keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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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