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Dive Review of Anthony’s Key Resort in

September, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Schnabel, CA, US
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Report Number 5705
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]PNG, Yap, Palau, Solomon Islands, Fiji , Great Barrier Reef,
Thailand/Burma, Viet-Nam , Hawaii, La Paz, Cozumel, Cocos,
Galapagos,Greece, Italy , California coast, North Carolina, Bermuda,
various Caribbean islands.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, surge, no currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
65   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]no deeper than dive guide, 500 psi when surfacing , limit time
under water as specified by dive guide. Restrictions were enforced less
once dive guide convinced the diver knew what he/she was doing.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
[None]Anthony's Key is organized and efficient. Food was excellent, and
Chilean wine ( cost extra) satisfactory . Weather in September is
hot/humid, so an air conditioned cabin is worth the extra cost. The resort
has thouhgt of about everything to accommodate divers, including lockers
adjacent to the dive boats. The reefs are colorful/healthy and fish life is
abundant, but the biggest thing I saw were Hawksbill turtles and Black
Grouper. There were also a few Nurse sharks.The walls are beautiful, with
Mary's Place ( a funnel-like journey up form a 125 ft. starting depth)
memorable. For $100 you can watch a reef shark feeding , but I skipped this
as I have seen a number of these.The BIG DOWNSIDE: sand fleas ("no see
ums") which bite mercilessly ( I had over 50 bites after 7 days at
resort). This despite practically immersing myself in 98%DEET. There are
also mosquitos, but not as bad. So come armed with DEET and - for itching-
Benadryl. Some guests complained of red ants in their cabins , and also
claimed the resort's management did not seem very concerned re this
("here is a can of Raid you can spray your room with" per one
guest). I had no ants in my room. Overall, this resort offers a comfortabe
dive experience at a great price. Since Mexico has become increasingly
violent, this resort in my opinion offers as good a value as I have
encountered in over 700 logged dives since 1997.
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