Dive Site Rating Matrix

Completing a dive site rating can be a tricky and very subject exercise.  Depending upon  who is providing the rating they may give a dive sit rating that is very high and someone else may rate the same site as average or even poor.  Giving a dive site rating is highly influenced by the experience of the individual diver.  If someone has only been diving in warm, tropical waters and then they go dive in Hawaii.  They may say the reef is “dead” because there are not any colorful soft corals to be seen. This would be an inaccurate description as the coral reefs around Hawaii are vibrant, but they are hard corals, not soft corals.  With the Dive Site Rating Matrix I have attempted to provide objective criteria to rate individual aspects of a dive.  For instance a dive may be awesome but if it is difficult to access then the overall rating of the dive would be lower compared to an awesome dive that is relatively easy to access.French Angelfish Close Up, Pomacanthus paru, Grand Cayman (Steven Smeltzer)

Please review the dive site rating matrix and rate your own favorite dive sites.

I would love your feedback and experience on how the rating matrix performs for the dive sites you are visiting.

You can go to the bottom of the table to scroll to the right and see additional rating categories.
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