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Dive Review of M/V Fling in
The Continental USA/Flower Garden Banks National M

M/V Fling: "Flower Garden Banks NMS, oil rig HI-376A, Stetson Bank.", Sep, 2018,

by Mary Adams, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10602 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments I was extremely lucky to get on this trip. The sea conditions had been iffy, but I risked my flight investment anyway and the Fling did sail. About 30 of us boarded the Fling on Friday evening and claimed bunks. We departed Freeport about 9 pm, and I think the engines stopped about 4 am. Seas ranged from less than 1 foot to almost 4 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cuba, Bonaire, Cozumel, Florida Keys, Clearwater FL, Bimini, Roatan, Kona, North Carolina, Flower Garden Banks, Caymans,
Closest Airport IAH Getting There Flew from DC to Houston, rented car, drive to Freeport. Stayed at Surfside Beach.

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Because of cloudy skies and our dive depths, light was never good. The Fling’s camera facility was excellent, including lots of charging ports. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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