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Dive Review of Ultra Dive/Surf Side Beach in
The Continental USA/Oil Rig: Gulf of Mexico

Ultra Dive/Surf Side Beach, Aug, 2013,

by M Murray, OK, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7133.

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 N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Had a good time diving oil rig in Gulf of Mexico near Freeport, TX. Dove with Ultra Dive. Fun bunch and very safety conscious. Max # of divers is 6. We dove the same rig 2 dives per day over 2 days. Visibility 40 feet first day, but wind brought it down to 25 feet the second day. Current was stronger on second day. Rig was in 80 feet of water, but our groups max depth was 50 feet.

Huge amount of Atlantic Spadefish, with some schooling and others hanging around the platform. Five good size Cobia on second dive. There was another large group of schooling fish and they might have been Chub (they were higher in water column and could not tell for sure).

Overall a good time and diving that type of site was interesting and fun.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-°F / 26-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25-40 Ft/ 8-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within the 4 main legs of the rig
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None 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 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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