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

South Florida Dive Headquarters/The Beachcomber, Oct, 2013,

by Kevin Eldridge, KY, US ( 1 report). Report 7286.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments A friend and I returned to South Florida Dive Headquarters after several years absence and bludgeoned ourselves for missing it these last years. The dive operation is first rate with clean boats, great captains and crew, good diving, and reasonable prices. The area if full of great places to stay and a variety of good restaurants. While going out of the states gives some new opportunities staying in country means less hassle and thereby more relaxation. Jeff and his crew do a good job of accommodating all ages and skill levels of divers. Their small base is right at the inlet making the boat rides minimal. While there we did 15 dives and none were a disappointment. The corals were nice and the Grouper are truly Goliaths. We got to see some old friends as well so that made it extra special but this is diving anyone could enjoy.
Websites South Florida Dive Headquarters   The Beachcomber

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mexico and the Caribbean as well as other US spots in Georgia, Kentucky, and Florida.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 70-80°F / 21-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There was a good dive briefing and everyone was asked to be back on board with 500psi. Anyone who wasn't would be restricted on the second dive. We never had any problems with anyone getting out of bounds.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 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]
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