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Dive Review of Underwater Explorers/Private home in
The Continental USA/Southeast FL, Boynton Beach

Underwater Explorers/Private home, Oct, 2013,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 46 Helpful votes). Report 7442.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars 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 have dived with Captain/owner Kevin Metz of Underwater Explorers on numerous occasions but have been remiss in filing a reader report for this excellent operator.

The 34 foot Explorer is very roomy, especially with only six divers. There is plenty of room for all equipment and a partially enclosed deck for wind, rain, or to get out of the Florida sun. Sightseers, photographers, spearos, and lobster hunters are all welcome. Divers are divided up into as many groups as needed. Drinks and snacks are always available. The boat has a warm water shower and there is a "primative", but functional head, scheduled to be upgraded in the near future. Entry is generally made by an effortless backroll, there is a well designed and sturdy ladder for reentry.

Most of the diving in Boynton Beach is drift diving off the vibrant reef, populated by numerous, diverse reef fish, many turtles, eels, lobster, and Nurse sharks. There are occasional appearances by other sharks, Reef, Hammerhead, Bull and others. The inside, West facing reefs are about 55-65 feet of depth. The outside, East facing reefs are between about 75 and 95 feet. There are also several wrecks in the area, the Castor being the preeminent site. The Castor has a year round population of Goliath Grouper but is also a major site of the Goliath Grouper aggregarion each year in August and September when hundreds are at the site.

Websites Underwater Explorers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Turk & Caicos, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Costa Rica, Panama, Oahu, Maui, San Diego, Glouster, Key Largo, Jupiter
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Gas supply
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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