Epcot Dive Quest

Epcot Dive Quest
Florida
USA East

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Site Review by
 UWdigger
Date: 03/27/2011

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  UWdigger Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Denver Reef:    3.00
State:   CO Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.11
Being the only diver in the family I was excited to show my parents, siblings, nieces and nephews how enjoyable diving can be. This dive did not disappoint however this dive was a very different experience all together. For beginners I imagine this is about as easy as it gets but you have to understand the wildlife will not bother you if you do not bother them so stay calm and enjoy. For immediate or advanced divers this is still a nice chance to get wet. The good: fairly unique, for your money you are taken on the behind the scenes tour of the Epcot aquarium as well as the dive, the staff are exceptional and seem to really enjoy their job(s) and the dive is among the easiest ever, they provide everything required for the dive. The bad: not really bad but everyone has their comforts, due to the fact that you are not allowed to bring your own gear (I was allowed to bring my own mask- color Yumyum Yellow so my family could spot me easily) be prepared to use 'used gear' but don't fret, gear is well maintained and serviced as needed. They don't allow personal cameras on the dive but do have a videographer diving with you to catch a few moments of you in action. Another key point is you are part of the show, you are on display at all times during the dive. For those who don't know the setting you are in a tank surrounded by windows there the public can view the sealife and divers from inside the aquarium. You can swim up to the windows to interact with your audience, you are encouraged to entertain your audience. After the dive you are released to cleanup and clothe before meeting for the final portions of your tour. Then there's the DVD others have spoken of. Overall the dive is a unique experience that is worth trying at least once for those who are there and want the chance to get wet. If you're camera shy or are not comfortable in a controlled watery environment with sharks and other HUGE fish swimming very close to you then this is not for you. Otherwise take your Dive Cert card, your mask if you wish and smile big for the public. Happy Diving! K    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2009
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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