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Dive Review of Southpoint Divers in
The Continental USA/Key West, FL

Southpoint Divers, Sep, 2011,

by Jeff and Nicole Robertson, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6230.

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 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Spent long weekend in Key West and decided to dive the Vandenburg. Southpoint Divers were very easy to book, nice boat with plenty of room. Since we were advanced SSI - we had option wether to have guide or not. We elected to hire guide since we had never dove this wreck. They were very strict on profile since this wreck has put many a diver in the chamber in it's brief history. There was a drag line, traverse and descent line s you didn't have to expend hardly any energy descending on the wreck. We descended right beside the cool radar dish on the big V and swam all over and through midships up to the bow. The guide - Billy - was extremely attentive and even stopped to take our picture at the dish. We turned around at the bow, made our way leisurely back to the ascent line. Our total max depth was 92' and we got to spend about 22-min on the wreck during the dive. The second dive was a shallow 25' dive on a reef known as "the 9 Stakes". Saw lobster, large Nurse Shark, one huge Barracuda, but not much else. Easy dive for 1-hour, no guide, natural navigation throughout reef. Southpoint is a great dive operator - thorough dive briefs, let you dive your own profile within limits, large comfortable boat, De-Fib/O2 on board.
Websites Southpoint Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Utila, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Zihuatenejo
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-86°F / 27-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 20-Min Bottom Time, Turn around at 1500PSI, on line with 1,000 PSI for ascent.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera rinse on boat - separate mask rinse station.
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