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Dive Review of Anthony’s Key Resort in

April, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Richard Morgan, PA, US
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Report Number 6533
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Atlantic Coast of Virginia, Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Cozumel, Cancun,
Curacao, Grand Cayman, Florida, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia,
Turks & Caicos  
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge  
Water Temp
80   to 81    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110' was max depth available.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Well-machined airport pickup--they'll fairly ask for tips for baggage
AKR toted luggage from airport carasoul and depositied in bungalows.Great
reception briefing and bungalow assignments with cold drink.
Use of AKR launch to and from Key is no problem.
Bring strong DEET--those without sufferred sand flea bites. Moderate number
tropical mosquitos.
Refrigerator, ceiling fans, A/C & hair dryers in superior rooms. No
in-room coffee makers, but its available all day at bar.Can't say it tastes
good. Bungalows have large covered decks with chairs and hammocks.Daily
bungalow cleaning about what one expects. 
Three solid (don't expect gourmet) meals per day with decent choices. AKR
has own pastry chef with tasty products! 98% of wait and bar staff very
friendly. Several "happy hours" per week. A fun
"fiesta" night with entertainment on Key. 
Kevin runs a extremely well-organized and safe dive operation! Divers
assigned same captain & dive master all week and get to know fellow
divers well. Very safety conscious with NITROX and invariably mixed to
32%.Comfortable, clean, and fast 42-foot boats with easy ingress.[Never
told if head available-think for "crew" only]. Return to AKR
after each dive for surface interval. Dive sites near by. Helpful boat
captains help alot and BCDs are changed to new tanks unless you prefer
otherwise. If strong NW winds, divers are bussed to island's leeward side
where boats await for calmer dive sites. 
Mostly knowledgeable, safety conscious, friendly dive masters who are very
good at briefings and pointing out interesting sea life.
Lots of tutles, sponges, grouper, lobster, crabs,a few large Moray eels,
small fish, okay coral, and neat swim-throughs. Two wrecks are a fun must.
Other activities, dolphin interaction, etc. available plus snorkling.
Cruise ship divers kept entirely separate from in-house guests with
different boats and dive sites. 
AKR is a great value for the money, particluarly for folks wanting to log
alot of dives!
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