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Dive Review of Amoray in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Strickland, IL, USA
Report Number 2057
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 35    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
750 psi in tank, generally 1 hour limit.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
dedicated camera tub on board boat strictly enforced. The hurricane
probably had a lot to do with the lack of subject matter.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
We arrived the day after hurricane Rita went through, so probably alters
opinion of diving.  We missed one day of diving due to waves and current. 
The next day, current still a factor.  Several of us had to swim against
the current to get back to the boat as the current swept us past the boat. 
The dive boat does not have a tender to come and get you.  Hang onto a
mooring ball and after everyone else is aboard, they will come and get you.
 Some sites had limited vis, as little as 5 ft. At most, we had 35 ft.,
again due to the hurricane.  The Speigel Grove had no current at the time
we dove.  Majority of divers aboard voted to do two dives on the SG instead
of changing to a shallower dive which risked current, surge and/or
decreased vis. so the boat moved from bow to stern for second dive. They do
the SG twice a week.  Night dives are twice a week on the Benwood. Rinse
tub for gear at rental locker. Gear locker available for those staying at
resort. Needs more hangers and/or hooks.  
Accomodations vary from room to room. My room was more like a suite with an
extra room and a large bathroom. Small refrigerator and microwave, table
and chairs in room. Continental breakfast consists of assorted bagels and a
toaster, jellies, peanut butter, OJ and coffee. For breakfast and lunch,
best bet is to go to Winn Dixie about a mile down the road and get
groceries.  Dinners at assorted area restaurants. Grills available on site
for guests to use.  3 kayaks available for guests for no charge.  Nice
When there was a problem with my room after hours, Kat came out at midnight
and gave us a different room to sleep in until the problem could be taken
care of.  We were able to go back to our original room the next day.  Rooms
were maintained well.  
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