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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Center in
The Continental USA/Key Largo, Florida

Atlantis Dive Center, Jul, 2006,

by Gabriel I. Peñagarícano, PR, Puerto Rico . Report 2575.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my second dive on the Speigel Grove with Spencer Slate and Neal Watson. On the first one several years ago the ship was on its side and there were no buoys nor descent lines, compounded by a ripping current. This time the ship was upright and a sight to behold. There are now no less than 10 moorings and, with the weather being dismal, we were the only ones on the wreck, courtesy of Slate, one of the best dive operators anywhere and a genial host. To add to the excellence of the dive, there was no current to speak of. This is a wreck that ought to be dived several times due to its sheer size. There is now abundant growth and is home to many large jewfish and barracuda.
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