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Dive Review of Pura Vida Divers in
The Continental USA/Riviera Beach, FL

Pura Vida Divers: "Drift Dives from Riviera Beach, FL Atlantic coast", Jul, 2016,

by Sue J Estey, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9087.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Next time we will use Nitrox!! And hope that my new Suunto dive computer works well.
We took the advice of local divers and joined a boatload with Pura Vida Divers. The boat was completely full and we were elbow to elbow as we geared up and sat to wait for the dive. Their method was to work from the stern forward and we all got in the water fairly quickly. There was a dive guide but most of us dived our own dive. That day the current was running and a photographer had to find a protected spot to take any useful pictures.
We dived Juno Ledges, than North Double Ledges. Both were in the 90-foot range. Divers with Nitrox and less conservative computers had substantially longer bottom times than I did diving on air with an Aladin Pro.
On the way back to port we ran through a squall and visibility dropped to maybe 50 feet - in air.
A safety sausage was essential when we ended our dives. Better yet would be one on a line that could be filled and flown while we were still below the surface.
There were snacks and drinks on board for us.
There were some rinse facilities back on shore.
Websites Pura Vida Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California coast, eastern Indonesia, Fiji, Micronesia, Florida coast, caves and springs, Baja California, Curacao, Easter Island...
Closest Airport Palm Beach Intl Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100-120 Ft/ 30-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The bottom restricted depth - but it was 100 feet or so. My Aladin computer was our main restriction.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Crowded boat makes it a challenge but a few divers took cameras.
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