3 trips in, I can't say enough good things about the tanks a lot operation.
Sites: Every trip has been to a new spot so far, including a combination of massive artificial reefs and natural ledges along the coast (they also do wrecks). Although this isn't the great barrier reef, the diversity of life found along those areas has been incredible, with lots of interesting fish, corals, crustaceans, echinoderms, and an occasional shark. Pics from their facebook page can give you a quick idea on the diversity seen here. So far, Captain Ryan has gone 5 for 5 on selecting great sites based on the visibility, avoiding other vessels around, and surf. If he hits up a smaller ledge or reef, he'll usually move the boat for the 2nd dive to another reef or ledge.
On Board Experience: From the start, the crew is always happy to help you as little or much as you require for getting on board & setting up your equipment. The safety briefing is professional, the snacks & water are plentiful (often including fresh cut fruit), the crew is always happy to help defog your mask, stow away your bag, change an o-ring, share a Dramamine, and help you with your gear.
DiveMaster'ing: So far, DM Gage has been awesome at helping make the dives run smoothly. His photographic skills are awesome (as they post awesome underwater trip pics same-day online for you), and he has been pretty helpful with pointing out interesting marine life including a massive nurse shark on my last trip. He is always happy to help with removing fins (apologies for the inadvertent kick when removing last time), usually floats around underwater with the camera capturing the awesomeness of the dive, and was nice enough to recover my snorkel. Still, via facebook other photographers on my trips have been great at posting pics as well, helping preserve the memories.
Costs: Given how shallow the water is off shore, and how far we usually need to travel to get out, I'm definitely ok with the pricing (as of this review $80 for a 2 tank trip for non-wrecks, $10/air tank, $15/nitrox tank, $65 for full equipment rental package w. mask/fins/boots/bc/reg/wetsuit/etc..). Always good to tip the DM at least $10, making it a reasonably affordable day on the water. Parking is also free at their marina.
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