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Dive Review of Multiple operators/Private home in
The Continental USA/SE Florida

Multiple operators/Private home: "Unusual conditions", Jun, 2021,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 36 reports with 35 Helpful votes). Report 11544.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 4 stars
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Comments The Philadelphia airport was as busy as I can remember it before the pandemic. Everyone is wearing masks in the airport and on the plane. The Palm Beach airport was very busy, as busy as ever. Everyone wore masks. I got my car from National, still, everyone masked, poor selection of cars, they seem very busy. No masks for the vaccinated at Winn Dixie, I hope all who were without masks were actually vaccinated.

Day 1 of Diving, June 23

I did 4 dives with Jupiter Dive Center. No masks in the shop or on the boat. The first 2 dives were at Bonnie's and Bluffs, the afternoon was at Area 51 and Scarface. It was a challenging day, weeded out the less than prepared. The morning dives had brisk current, vis of only 20-30 feet and a water temp of 78-79. Seas were about 2-3, wind came up and it rained in the afternoon. I was in a full 3 mm and added a hooded vest The afternoon had brisk current, same visibility, but a water temp of 71-72 , brrrrr. I added my gloves to the 2nd dive, helped a little.

Despite the poor vis, there were some highlights. I took my camera on the 1st dive but, without taking a photo, bagged it for the rest of the day. Saw 2-3 Lemon Sharks, several Reef Sharks, a couple of Nurse Sharks, about 4 Loggerhead, a Hawksbill, many Green Morays, and all the usual reef fish. There were a couple of large school of Bermuda Chub and the largest school of Porkfish that I have ever seen.


Day 2 of Diving, June 24

So, yesterday afternoon the water temp was in the low 70s. Today I wore ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos, Revillagigedos
Closest Airport Palm Beach International Getting There Direct flight on American Airlines from Philadelphia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 60-79°F / 16-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-40 Ft/ 5-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Operator specific run times
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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