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Dive Review of Sea Experience in
The Continental USA/Florida

Sea Experience: "Surprisingly good experience", Jul, 2014,

by Gary D Simms, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7808.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Since we were getting ready to go to Australia and the GBR, and hadn't been diving in about 18 months, we took a shot at a two tank dive in Fort Lauderdale while visiting family. Sea Experience was PADI recvommended. It turned out to be a nice, easy dive experience, and a good way to get us back in the groove.

Nice, clean, well equipped dive boat with about 15 divers. We rented BCDs and regs (fine) using our own personal gear. After a short motor from the dock, we dove a site called Tracy, a nice encrusted wreck with lots of fish. We swam into various holds and the motor room, as well as the wheelhouse. Lots of small aquarium style fish, and a couple of very big black angels. Water temp was about 80 degrees, and the max depth was about 75 feet.

The second dive was at a site called The Caves. This was a drift dive, and the pick up was a bit tough because of 2-3 surface swells. Spotted a large nurse shark, and decided we'd had enough when a bull shark started circling us.

A nice operation, although there was little to no guidance from the crew under water (although the on board bruiefings were good).

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Palau, Mexico, Australia, Turks, Roatan
Closest Airport Ft Lauderdale Getting There multiple flights

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 75-90 Ft/ 23-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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]
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