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Dive Review of Starfish Dive Charter/Private home in
The Continental USA/Southeast Florida

Starfish Dive Charter/Private home: "My March madness, great diving in Boynton Beach and Delray", Mar, 2015,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 46 Helpful votes). Report 8169.

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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I just finished off March by doing 24 dives over 10 days with Starfish Dive Charter out of Boynton Harbor Marina in Boynton Beach, FL. Though it had just turned into Spring, I was afraid of remnants of Winter's wind and high seas. Luckily, the weather was warm and sunny, winds were generally light, and seas were reasonably calm. I did not miss a single day of diving
Starfish owner, Captain Craig, handles the business expertly, communicates well, and arranges reservations and scheduling. Captain Doug makes great drops and pickups for drift dives covering the extensive reef system in Boynton Beach and Delray. DM Wilhelmina "Willie", makes sure everyone has an enjoyable, safe dive.
I have extensive experience in Boynton Beach and Delray and believe this area offers amongst the best diving in Florida. The reefs are healthy and lush. You will see nearly all the tropical reef fish you would expect to see in Florida/the Caribbean. Highlights of this trip included a Manta Ray off the East side of the Boynton reef and a Bull Shark off Delray. Several Reef Sharks, many Nurse Sharks, numerous Goliath Grouper, and many Loggerhead and Hawksbill Turtles rounded out the big stuff. We did one dive on the wreck of the Castor and visited the relatively large resident Goliath Grouper population and watched bait fish being hotly pursued by the hunters. If you happen to visit in late August/September, don't miss the Goliath Grouper aggregation on the Castor, an amazing experience.
This was one of the most enjoyable dive trips I've taken, thanks in large part to exemplary service and wonderful people of Starfish Dive Charter.
Websites Starfish Dive Charter   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman Key Largo, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Oahu, Maui, San Diego, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Panama
Closest Airport Palm Beach International Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 73-75°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Loosely enforced 1 hour dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 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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