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Dive Review of Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

January, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Jim Little, GA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5325
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Pacific, Red Sea, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Carribean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
70   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Boat Captain chose all dive locations with no input from customers. Most
locations were chosen for the captain to return to the docks as quaickly as
possible. No deco, no doubles, no stages, limited surface intervals.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
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):
2 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars    
4 stars   
1 stars    
This trip was booked for the New Years holiday with 9 divers for four days.
The boat captain was the rudest, most arrogant captain I have encountered
in 15 years of diving. During the morning dive on day 1 he loudly said he
really did not want to make a night trip on New Years eve and canceled the
dive due to weather even though the seas were calm and little wind was

The captain would not accept any suggestions for dive locations. With the
exception of one afternoon trip all of our dives were in 35 feet or less
water. His response was almost all of the reefs in the Keys are at this

Our surface intervals were typically less than 30 minutes. The captain
started the clock and made it clear you better be back on or before the
time limit. Our divemaster on day one was great, after that we had
divemasters with similar attitudes to the captain. On two trips we also
took snorkelers and the locations were picked for them even though divers
outnumbered the snorkelers 3:1. 

The "resort" is old and needs updating. My t-shirt had more
cushion than the pillows. Housekeeping services only replaced towels not
sheets or anything else during our stay. The staff had obvious morale and
attitude issues. 

I want to go back to the keys and dive but will not stay at this resort. I
definately will not dive with them again. 
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