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Which dive op?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by pidgiepoo, May 15, 2009.

  1. pidgiepoo

    pidgiepoo Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: columbus, ohio
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    Going to Deerfield beach area in June. Have narrowed dive ops down to Underwater Explorer out of Boynton Beach and Parrot Island out of Deerfield. Thanks to Onespeed and Deepstops on SB for your comments....wonder what others have to say who might have tried both ops. and which area has the best reefs.
     
  2. fisheyeview

    fisheyeview Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (The Diving Capital of the Worl
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    Have dove with both ops. Both are good, but I prefer Underwater Explorers. Kevin is great. I also like the reefs better up in Boynton.
     
  3. netmage

    netmage Rest in Peace Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Coral Springs, FL
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    Regularly dive with both ops and consider both friends.

    PI tends to have more classes and students driving their schedule. They have 2 boats running and really good crews. Because they work with allot of shops, they tend to do some of the same sites over and over and over; the dropoff, Sea Emperor, Ancient Mariner...

    UE up in Boynton is a 6 pack operation, and when we show up, we fill the boat, so we dictate the destinations... The reefs are more vibrant up in Boynton and the currents can be a little stiffer, we're all drifting so it's not an issue.

    How long is your trip....? If its a weekend, I'd say UE...? if an entire week I'd say both...
     
  4. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
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    I dove with Underwater Explorer in January and would recommend them without any hesitation. Kevin knows the sites and is very professional. You won't be disappointed.
     
  5. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Livin' the dream ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Inland Empire, California
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    Dived 'em both. Like 'em both. Would pick Underwater Explorers if I could only do one.
     
  6. ONESPEED

    ONESPEED ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Top of the Food Chain
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    Ditto Underwater Explorers, but you already know that.:D
     
  7. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Livin' the dream ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Inland Empire, California
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    And, thinkin' about this, if you picked a date in June on Underwater Explorers and posted it here, you'd probably fill the boat with other ScubaBoarders. Just sayin'.
     
  8. ONESPEED

    ONESPEED ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Top of the Food Chain
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    Fixed it for you. :wink:
     
  9. DivingPrincessE

    DivingPrincessE Great White

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Miramar & Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    Another vote for Underwater Explorers
     
  10. pidgiepoo

    pidgiepoo Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: columbus, ohio
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    Sounds like Kevin gets the votes hands down...thanks everyone. My husband and I will be diving June 19-22 (four days). Use to drift diving since we go to Coz two-three times/year, so Boynton sounds just perfect. Also like the idea of small boat and good reefs even though it will be a 36 mile drive RT from the hotel. Now if I can just talk Onespeed into going and picking out the best reefs:wink:..and maybe a good place to do a night dive:eyebrow:
     

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