Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Dive Duck Key/Hawk's Cay in
The Continental USA/Florida Keys

August, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Timothy A Kolakowski, PA, US
Contributor   (12 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5780 has 1 Helpful vote
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscribe Now Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Caymans, Provo, Grand Turk, Salt Cay, St. Vincent,
Jost Van Dyke, Grand Bahama, Maui, Big Island, Costa Rica, Cozumel,
Montserrat
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Back to boat in an hour  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
     A spur of the moment trip caused by low cost accomodations &
airfare, plus a chance to get newly certified son James into the water
between June's certification in Maui and next Easter's trip sent us to
Hawk's Cay on Duck Key, halfway down the Keys. We got a great summer price
on a beautiful 2 story condo. It was a fun long weekend on and under water
as we explored the Keys, dove, and enjoyed the resort.
     Hawk's Cay is a much-nicer-than-usual Keys accomodation. It's a full
fledged resort. 5 pools, kids club, 5 restaurants, mini golf, spa, dock
facilities, dolphin program, and a dive shop. Awesome for families,
especially with pre teens - there were tons of kids. 
     We had variable diving conditions...great one day, currents & bad
vis the next. Tough for a new diver but he handled it with divemaster's
help...which cost $100/day! Pretty steep for a guide but the Keys dives are
unguided except for the deep wrecks.
     Good fish life and the Thunderbolt is a fun wreck. Beautiful ride to
Key West for one day. Skip Miami, and fly to Ft. Lauderdale with AirTran or
Southwest. Much easier airport to navigate.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
This report has received 1 Helpful vote from Undercurrent subscribers.
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 553 dive reviews of The Continental USA and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

All The Continental USA Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to The Continental USA
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Want to assemble your own collection of The Continental USA reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.


Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

fc