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Dive Review of South Florida Dive Headquarters in
The Continental USA

South Florida Dive Headquarters: "Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse", Aug, 2017,

by Dan Benson, WA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 9713.

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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 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments First the good: adequate boats. Reef is in very good condition.
Now the rest.
I've dove around the world, and experienced some bad operations. But this one is the worst! Here are some examples.
1. Web site has no information about what time to show up. The online scheduling app says "8:30". Is that the departure time or check in time. No FAQ to answer that.
2. No response to my emails requesting that information.
3. When we arrived the crews were busy filling tanks for the morning dives! Finally we asked the most mature appearing person amongst the group, and he told us "go stand by the fence". We dutifully did so, and ultimately the divemaster for our boat came and got us kitted up. We found our boat with dive gear scattered about and nowhere for our gear. Ultimately the station hogs put their stuff away and made room for us.
4. Just before departure the divemaster asked us if we had checked in. No we hadn't! We had been standing by the fence. The check in cubicle was in an entirely different building. We went there to check in. We signed the requisite release, but there was no check of dive certification or experience.
5. Aboard the boat we found that the fresh water bucket was also being used by some guests to store closed heel fins! Uck. Ever get foot fungus in your eye?
6. Drinking water was in the smallest disposable bottles imaginable. So much for environmental awareness and plastic reduction.
7. Drinking water was offered between dives, but the meager snacks didn't appear until after the second dive.

In summary: this is a very good dive site with a very poorly organized dive operation.
Websites South Florida Dive Headquarters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia (5 times), Philippines, Red Sea, Hawaii, West Coast U.S., Bahamas, Cuba, Caymans, Bonaire, Curacao, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Maldives,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60- Ft/ 18- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 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 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Forget about it!
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