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Dive Review of Neptune/Bonneville Seabase in
The Continental USA

Neptune/Bonneville Seabase, Apr, 2011,

by Joel Horie, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 6302.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Abacos, San Nicolas, CA, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Key Largo.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 3 to 4 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [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 N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 3 stars
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]

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

Accommodations N/A Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Warm water all year long. Great for a refresher or classes. The uncovered bay is excellent for low vis navigation practice. Suprisingly, the fish are much bigger than I expected. In particular, the Jacks seem big and fast when the vis is low. The fish were fun.

Bad. It's probably going to be a muck dive. If you're not part of a group, call the Bonneville Seabase in advance to check on visibility and any scheduled classes. You might be able to dive on other than their "normal days", Thurs-Sun. Of course, the vis will be better if you get in before a group shows up.

I went with son(initial open water) and wife(refresher). Main building is just a few steps from the warmest bay, which is covered by a greenhouse like setup. The Gear up area is warm and protected.

About 40 min drive from Salt Lake City. Lots of snack foods, but pack a lunch if you want real food. No services nearby.
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