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

Southpoint Divers: "Nice, Easy/Shallow Reef Dives in Key West", Sep, 2015,

by Rik Pavlescak, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 8387 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Went out on afternoon run: two reef dives. Both were shallow--less than 25 feet each. One hour on each dive site--meaning from the time they give the briefing to the time back on the boat. (So depending on how long it takes you to get suited up and in the water, you could have a 55 minute or 45 minute dive, etc.) Boat is large, comfortable. Separate water tub and table for cameras and another bucket for mask rinse. Vinegar on board for jellyfish stings. Dive guide is optional. They give a briefing of each site and buddy teams can dive on their own, or pay for a guide. Staff were friendly, but not "in the way". They change over your gear to second tank during the surface interval. Reef is healthy, lots of snapper, grunts, many parrotfish, several lobster, and barracuda. Visibility was only fair. Great way to get underwater. If I were to dive in Key West again I would go back to Southpoint Divers.
Websites Southpoint Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Costa Brava, Roatan, Cozumel, West Palm Beach, Cayman Brac, Fort Lauderdale
Closest Airport Key West or Miami Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 78-°F / 26-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Back on boat within 1 hour after briefing at the dive site.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They have a table, but not necessarily reserved for photography. They do keep one rinse bucket for cameras only--asking people not to rinse masks in it.
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