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South Florida Dive Boats - last update 5/2013

Discussion in 'Florida' started by FLL Diver, May 6, 2004.

  1. Bob01

    Bob01 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Miami, FL
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  2. Shushi

    Shushi Angel Fish

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    Ok, I have a question....
    Why are the charter boats so small and expensive here? We are from Cali and we're used to boats that carry at least 40 divers and they feed you for 100 bucks which includes 4 dives. Are there any charters like this in Florida?
     
  3. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sebastian, FL
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    There are cattle boats that carry 40 divers and there are six packs. You take your pick. Runs are generally short to the dive site, making a morning and afternoon trip the norm. I've been paying around $50 a trip for two dives but haven't used a commercial boat in about a year so prices may have gone up. $50 for two dives or $100 for four, it comes out about the same, except for feeding, peanut butter crackers and fruit are a staple.
     
  4. Shushi

    Shushi Angel Fish

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    Guess that is the dif, I'm used to 1-2 hour Run to the first site then more time to next and so on. It just seems like most of the charters here are small. Like you said guess it evens out except for the food part. I'll miss that :-( nothing like having your own cook on board to feed you for cheap, LOL

    Thanks
     
  5. HowardE

    HowardE Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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    A great dive boat to go on is with http://www.splashdowndivers.com they are in Boynton Beach... One of the best reefs in S. Fla. Drift Diving at it's best.
     
  6. Xpress

    Xpress Guest

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  7. parrotdiver

    parrotdiver Angel Fish

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    I'm scheduled with "Diversity" in Boca very soon. Is that okay?
     
  8. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
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    Yes. Very much OK! Captain Tony is very good and runs a great boat. Many of us have dived from his boat. I have never heard any thing negative.
     
  9. HilaryRN71

    HilaryRN71 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vero Beach, FL
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    Did a trip today with this charter and highly recommend them. They have DIN tanks to rent for us travelers who are in need. Great profiles, nice sites, friendly captain. Had a great day and will certainly be using them again!
     
  10. jeadiver

    jeadiver Instructor, Scuba

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    Did a trip out of Pompano with Conrad on Miss Conduct last week (3/4 & 5). Just want to be sure to echo what other folks have said (I got his name from this forum): He runs a good boat, great dives. Puts you where you want to go, in the areas that meet your needs. I wanted to lobster and ended up with about 12 for the two days we went out. Again, I highly recommend Miss Conduct charters.
     

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