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Dive Review of Loggerhead Dive Charters/The Inn in
The Continental USA

Loggerhead Dive Charters/The Inn : "Outstanding", Oct, 2017,

by Captain Jim Davis, Jr, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 9885.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]Outstanding owners and crew. Captain Jim was very flexible on changing dive dates following several attempts to drive from Jacksonville, Fl area not wanting to encouter high seas and low visibility. We finally made it following two hurricanes this summer and it was two terrific dives. Captain Alex and divemaster Josh did a very profesional job. As a REEF "citizen scientist" the opportunity to do fish IDs is always top notch with 40 plus species identified on both dives along the reef running South to North with a very slight current. Water temp at 85 so a nice half mill wetsuit and gloves was fine but eh visibility was only 50 feet which is a bit below normal for that area.No turtles this trip but a couple of sharks and eels plus nice size grouper, and a bonus of a couple of lobster for dinner made it a great trip. Drop the gear off 15 feet from the nice 30 ft dive boat dock and park in the covered parking garage for free with a short walk back to the boat. The crew will help with the gear both on the dock and on the boat. Both my wife and I have some handicap so we require assistance with our gear and they were right there for us. Snacks, drinks, hot water shower, head,rinse buckets are on the boat. My wife and I prefer our own dive flag which is the standard method used not having to rely on keepig up with a dive guide and then using a safety sausage. Nice aluminum handles with reef hooks on them. On weekends there is a lot of boat traffic in that area and the captain will keep other traffic away. Want to stop and take a photo or catch a bug you still have your dive flag and the captain knows where you are. p.s. please pay attention to the safety briefing prior to leasving the dock by stopping rigging gear and chatting. As an instructor and boat captain I had to remind a nice young couple of this which they coomplied with. It's for everyones benefit of course. Our next dive with Loggerhead Dive Charters is already planned. Please be sure and tip the crew. They earn it.
Websites Loggerhead Dive Charters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving all of Fla to Key West, caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii
Closest Airport West Palm Beach Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 85-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within your certification limits and be back onboard with no less than 500psi.[Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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