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Dive Review of Narcosis, Starfish Scuba, Loggerhead/AirBNB in
The Continental USA/West Palm, Boynton, Delray

Narcosis, Starfish Scuba, Loggerhead/AirBNB: "Great winter diving in SE Florida", Feb, 2017,

by Gregory Bruce, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9491 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Thailand, Vietnam, Channel Islands, So Cal Coast, Pacific NW, Monterey, CA, Grand Cayman, Bonaire
Closest Airport West Palm or Ft. Lauderdale Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 71 to 73 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 45 to 85 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Carry a DSMB or SMB and know how to use it. Surface with 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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

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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I had a business trip to Florida and decided to leverage that into a 5 day mini dive vacation in SE Florida. I'm not sure about others, but I think it is often easy to think about dive vacations only in the context of getting out of the country and heading into the Caribbean or to the South Pacific or SE Asia and overlook the fact that we have some outstanding dive destinations domestically that certainly warrant strong consideration for a well planned extended stay. You'd think I would know better since I can get out and dive the Channel Islands every weekend from my house and have done numerous multi day liveaboards among them.

I decided to get an AirBNB room in Delray Beach and focus my attention on diving the gulf stream swept reefs off of West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. All of the diving was live boat drift diving. All divers should carry a DSMB and be competent in its deployment. Day 1 was a two tank morning trip with Narcosis out of West Palm Beach. Narcosis will put a dive guide in the water with a group or is happy to let you conduct your own dive. The boat is a 48 foot Newton that is super stable and fast and we only had 6 divers on the boat. Narcosis is very accommodating to bug hunters and spear fishers (as are most of the boats in SE Florida, it seems). Our 2 dives were on the deeper reef shelf that begins at about 78 feet and dr ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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