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Dive Review of Loggerhead Dive Charters in
The Continental USA/Boynton Beach, Florida

Loggerhead Dive Charters: "Loggerhead Dive Charters", Feb, 2016,

by Gregory S Bruce, OR, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 8848.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I was on a business trip to Florida and decided to stay over for Presidents weekend and do some diving. I researched the options and decided that the reefs off of Boynton Beach were consistently highly rated and regarded. The original dive operator was having some repairs done to their boat and referred me to Loggerhead for the weekend. Two tank boat dive with tanks (nitrox) and weights was $95. It would have been less if I had my own tanks, but I was there on business from Oregon. They have a variety of tanks and sizes. I went with steel 100's. All tanks were DIN valve and they had yoke inserts available, but I ran into leak issues a few times with this set up. I was surprised that I was never asked to show my certification card or nitrox card. The boat was spacious, had uncovered and covered areas from the elements. It has a bathroom and hot water for cleaning up and warming up. Dives are not led by a dive guide. You are buddy paired up and jump in with your dive buddy, together with a provided dive float, reel and line which they use to track your movements and pick you up after you surface. All dives are drift dives. Currents were perfect for us. Nice mellow drift that you could easily turn into and fin lightly and stay in place to search for critters. Water was 74-76 degrees in February. 5mm is perfect. Dive briefs were pretty basic. Jump in, drop down on the reef, head west to the ledge of the reed which was about 5-10 feet high and drift north. Reef life was abundant. Saw 2 huge loggerhead turtles, angel fish as big as hubcaps, loads of tropical fish, a couple of sharks, lobsters, crabs, etc. I would definitely return and dive Boynton Beach.
Websites Loggerhead Dive Charters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Thailand, Vietnam, Channel Islands, So Cal Coast, Pacific NW, Monterey, CA
Closest Airport West Palm Beach, FL Getting There Via Miami or West Palm Beach airports if flying

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 74-76°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-75 Ft/ 12-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No real restrictions. Dive your air limits and computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
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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