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Dive Review of Florida Keys Dive Center in
The Continental USA

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Andrea Di Fabio, Bs.As., Argentina
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5044
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Australia, Indonesia, Caribe, Sea of cortez, Fernando de
Noronha...
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
20   to 25    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
15   to 20    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
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
2 stars    
Comments  
The original plan was to dive the Spiegel and the Duane shipwrecks in a
"heavy metal" tour. Eventhough there was a tropical storm on its
way, the dive operator didn't cancel the trip so we went on. After many
unsuccessfull attempts to reach the dive sites due to strong currents, they
took us to a near shallow reef with no visibility nor fish life around.
After a very poor dive, we surfaced in the middle of a terrible rain, it
was literally pouring down and it was very difficult to return to the boat.
Later we found out that this dive operator never cancels the trips, only
when lightning involved.
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