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Dive Review of dinosaur divers/shore line inn in
The Continental USA/wisconsin

dinosaur divers/shore line inn, Aug, 2003,

by guy johnson, ill, usa . Report 622.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments door county, wisconsin(lake michigan) is about an hour north of green is full of craft shops and not a mcdonalds or pizza hut in sight!!the motel was neat and clean and very diver only complaint is the tv's only had about three channels and no hbo!!boo hoo!i missed the soprano's!! the dive operation is small but very nice, jim ,one of the owners is padi instructor #44.he made you feel as if you'd known him for years, very nice guy! the dive boat is a former navy pbr(patrol boat, river for you non viet nam types) it holds 6-9 divers with only complaint was the stern ladder was abit tricky, but the staff were fast to assist.all entries were made via either giant strides or backward rolls from the sides.the staff were always quick to help with gear, or grannylines to the morings.we dove two wrecks, the e.r.williams,sunk in 1892, a 250ft intact, upright wooden schooner in 102ft of water..masts intact, anchors, etc..the second was the roan barge sunk in 1956,a huge crane on a barge that sunk in about 112ft of water.its upside down but can be penetrated if trained.saw lots of burbots in the 2-4 ft range..many other wrecks to dive but never enough time.the motel also has a huge multi-bedroom(4) suite for groups..also a restaurant with decent sitdown type meals from the menu..only wine and beer available if you're a drinker..nice maritime museum within walking distance..water temp was near 80 degrees and the water calm.we dove drysuits but others were in 7mm wetsuits..we dove nitrox but air would have been fine..the cost for two dives was $75.00 per diver and for an addtional five bucks they had a huge, tasty sandwich (that you ordered with signing up) in the cooler for you.bottled water was free as was use of the large iced down cooler..ample area below decks to change clothes, etc..head and o2 on board also!you bring all your own gear including tanks(filled) and weights.the dive area in general is known as "death's door" because of all the shipwrecks over the years!!very scenic!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving honduras, the caymans, florida, bimini, walkers cay, cozumel, lake michigan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none, for those on computers,other than return to boat with 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments none as this was a fresh water dive charter
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