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Dive Review of South Point Divers in
The Continental USA/Key West

South Point Divers, Jul, 2009,

by Allison Scheflow, fl, united states (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 4926.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Grand Turk, Saba, San Salvador, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, Utila, Grenada, Virgin Gorda, St. John's, East Coast of Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 35 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions dive with computer, not to exceed 100 feet depth
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
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]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dove the Vandenberg, newly dropped wreck, 500+ feet long with lots of cool superstructure. Wreck is in 140 feet to the sand but you don't need to go there, all of the good stuff is at 90 feet or above and the superstructure is great: there are two radar dishes and more towers. There was a bit of current, not ripping. The viz was good for Key West diving, 35 feet at times. As this boat stays down there will be more life, already a mid-sized minnow cloud there and a few small tropicals. The biggest problem with this dive is that the second tank is on a "reef" and if you've dove in KW you probably know that the reefs are basically wastelands and the viz there is about 10 feet on a good day. Good news is that South Point divers will double dip the Vandy when requested, we were told. That's the only way to dive in KW. South Point is a good dive operation, professional, take safety seriously, and the boat is comfortable.
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