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

Underwater Explorers/Private home, Aug, 2014,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 46 Helpful votes). Report 7703.

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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 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 recently spent 6 days doing 15 dives with Kevin Metz and Underwater Explorers out of Boynton Beach Harbor Marina. This turned out to be one of the best dive trips I've had. I did 9 drift dives on the very healthy Boynton Beach reef seeing about a dozen Bull Sharks, numerous Loggerhead and Hawksbill turtles, Green and Spotted Morays, lobster, and nearly all the Caribbean reef fish you can think of. I also did 6 dives on the wreck of the Castor. Even though it was a little early for the peak of the Goliath Grouper aggreation, there were about a hundred Goliath Grouper on and around the wreck. There were also large bait balls and all the hunters looking to make a meal of them, very exciting.

Underwater Explorer's boat is very roomy but Kevin takes out just 6 divers, making for a relaxed, uncrowed atmosphere. Dive times are not limited to a prescribed duration, my reef dives averaged about 1:15. There is a very nice reservation system on the Underwater Explorers website, nitrox is readily available. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Websites Underwater Explorers   

Reporter and Travel

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

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 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 Many advanced photographers dive with Underwater Explorers
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Subscriber's Comments

By robert kopki in FL, US at Aug 24, 2014 10:17 EST  
I have done a lot of dive travel throughout the world & I am amazed at how good the diving is off Boynton Beach FL. It is a well kept secret. I live near there now and dive there regularly. Bob Kopki
By report author: Craig A Wood in PA, US at Aug 24, 2014 12:23 EST  
You're absolutely right Bob, I have mixed feelings about posting for fear of exposing the secret. Boynton Beach puts much of the Caribbean to shame for shear quantity and diversity of reef fish. I looked long and hard at a location for our 2nd home and chose Hypoluxuo, just 3 miles from the Boynton Harbor Marina. Of course, I'm also only 15 miles from the Blue Heron Bridge and 30 miles from Jupiter. Good diving, Craig
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