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Dive Review of Amoray Slate Dive Resort/same in
The Continental USA/Key Largo, FL

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Walt Suita, MA, USA
Report Number 2827
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]New England,Florida Keys, Barbados, Cayman Islands, greater
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]No deeper than cargo compartment of the Spiegel Grove - 110
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 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):
1 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
1 stars    
[None]My wife and I stayed at the resort on Memorial Day weekend as a
package deal.- Two-two tank boat trips plus a one tank night dive.They have
two boats, one is a pretty nice six pack set -up for premium tours. The
other boat is a 30 plus foot 34 seat catamaran.They filled every seat on
the catamaran on all trips but the night dive.Can you say cattle boat ? For
crew, there was a captain and only one divemaster on board - If you were to
need two-person CPR, who's going to captain the boat?. On one
"deep" (100 FT. ), somebody had a "situation"  and the
lone divemaster spent several minutes getting suited up.Not a lot of safety
planning here.I'll cut to the chase: the service was indifferent from the
front office all the way to the dive ladder.The room was dirty,plain and
simple - great CATV though. The continental breakfast was bagged bagels,a
toaster, and community peanut butter.By the way, Cremora for the coffee
just doesn't cut it.We've been to Key Largo many times, and if I'd known
that this facility was like this, I would have booked my stay up the street
at an old favorite and dived with a professional operator there who uses
only 6-packs.
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