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Dive Review of Walker's Dive Charters/The Breakers in
The Continental USA/Palm Beach County

Walker's Dive Charters/The Breakers: "Florida's Best Kept Secret", Sep, 2016,

by Allan Ripple, WI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 9454.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
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 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Florida's southern Treasure Coast is the best kept diving secret on the planet. We have been diving there every September since 2010 and have never been disappointed. There have been days when the surface has been rather "sporty" (4 to 6 footers) and the moon jellies have been rather thick, but the diving has never disappointed. The only drawback to diving then and there is the possibility of a hurricane which triggers Okeechobee's level to be drawn down pushing murky water out into the Atlantic. But, since most of the time the current is running north, it is a non-issue. On rare occasion the current runs south which makes for more challenging diving. The marine life is plentiful and the coral reefs are remarkably healthy.

Our dive charter of choice is Walker's Dive Charters and The Wetter The Better. Capt. Bill always knows where to go given conditions and drops us in exactly the right spot. There are a number of crew members who are all very helpful, friendly, and great guides. Sometimes the boat is rather full and other times not. Regardless, the crew is very attentive to everyone on board. If you are diving for fun or if you are hunting, The Wetter The Better is the boat you want to be on.

Regarding accommodations, we always stay at The Breakers. "Once you stay, you will understand."
Websites Walker's Dive Charters   The Breakers

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Great Lakes, inland midwestern lakes, upper and lower Florida Keys, USVI's, BVI's, . . . . .
Closest Airport PBI Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits. 500psi back on board. No deco.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera bucket on deck that is kept fresh and clean.
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