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Dive Review of Scuba Luv/King Neptune in
The Continental USA/Santa Catalina Island, CA

Scuba Luv/King Neptune, Aug, 2005,

by Jeff Presley, CA, USA . Report 2395.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Warmer than expected--could have used a 3mm and much less lead. Spectacular visibility for west coast. Bird rock A+, Eagle Reef A+++ (many lobster and morays--in the same holes!), Italian Gardens 200-300 lb. 5.5 ft. Back Sea Bass. Garribaldi Reef 80 ft. vis. Captain Kennedy knew all of the great spots & what we would find. Great service from deck hands and (non diving) dive masters. 65 ft. boat a little crowded for 30+ divers. Warm shower. Tanks filled to 3000+. Casino Point underwater park--like a bath tub. Kelp much more spread-out & navigable than in NorCal. Giant Black Sea Bass & Leopard Sharks--loads (Italian Gardens only), Sheepshead, Garribaldi, Cow Nose Rays, Lobsters, Morays, Senioritas, Opal Eye, Perch, Rock Fish (all kinds), Kelp Fish, Calico Bass, Inverts...EVERYWHERE!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel--all Northern California.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 60-72°F / 16-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within no decompression limits, recreational depths.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh water soak tank only. Who needs facilities with a digital camera? Top notch subject matter.
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