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Dive Review of South Florida Dive Headquarters in
The Continental USA/Pompano Beach

South Florida Dive Headquarters: "Great diving-no passport required", Oct, 2014,

by Larry A. Malato, WA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7825.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife and I just completed an Adanced Wreck Diving Course with John Chatterton in Pompano Beach. Mr. Chatterton has chosen to use South Florida Diving Headquarters as his charter dive boat for his classes with good reason. The Captains are very competent and the crew was helpful and respectful. They are tech savy and put us on good wrecks despite some brisk currents. Timing currents was not an option as this is an advanced course and negotiation of currents is inherent in technical wreck diving. I would go back and use this dive operation in our future visits to the Pompano Beach area. This area is rich in wrecks at recreational, as well as technical depths, and to have a tech savy boat operation is a real find. Highly recommend these folks for all levels of diving. We got our gas mixes from E Force Divers in Pompano Beach as well as used their class room. These are great folks as well. Double tanks were rented from Fill Express also in Pompano Beach and they also provided good service and work closely with Mr. Chatterton, E Force Diving and South Florida Dive Headquarters. The entire package provided all around great service and world class training and experience. Good work and a big thank you to all three of these great dive facilities. Good call on the facilities John.
Websites South Florida Dive Headquarters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Great Lakes, Honduras, Maui, Grand Cayman, St. Croix, Cosumel, Texas Gulf oil rigs, Vancouver, Puget Sound, Florida Keys, Mid West quarries.
Closest Airport Ft Lauderdale Getting There Easy in and out

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On boat with 500 psi for non class days.[Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
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]
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