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Dive Review of Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures in
The Continental USA/West Palm Beach, FL

Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures: "Worth a dive", Jan, 2015,

by Allan Baldwin, IL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8493 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 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We (my wife and I) went on the Blue Heron Bridge dive with Jim Abernethy as a very small part of a drive to Florida from Chicago. It was easy to set up and turned out to be a great dive. The diving occurs at specific times related to the tides. You go in as high tide is reaching its high, stay an hour and a half, and head back as the tide heads back out. At least when we went, it was not very crowded. We saw a great variety of critters with good visibility. We saw pipefish, crabs, starfish, scorpion fish, lobster, filefish, puffers, a seahorse, angelfish, shrimp, rays, flounder, and probably others things that I don't remember.
The dive is shallow, maybe 25 feet. The tide current keeps the viz good. Overall a much better dive than we expected.
Since we had not done this dive, we went with a guide from Abernethy's. That made it a better dive an was worth it. We would have had more issues finding the best way in and the limits of the dive area without the guide. In addition, she pointed out some of the creatures we missed.
Websites Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Many places in Caribbean, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Mexico
Closest Airport NA Getting There We drove as part of a larger non-diving vacation

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents, no currents
Water Temp 75-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 35-50 Ft/ 11-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The restriction is the tide. You need to be under the bridge at slack tide. Since the dive is shallow, depth and profile are not an issue.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There were lots of small critters that are pretty easy to photograph. This is a good place for macro
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