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Dive Review of HMS Minnow/Ocean Pointe Suites in
The Continental USA/Key Largo, FL

HMS Minnow/Ocean Pointe Suites, Jul, 2002,

by Gary Cowden, MO, USA . Report 47.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Aruba, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Abacos, San Salvador, St. Maarten, Walker's Cay
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Get on the boat with 500 lbs.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 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 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My family, friend & I have spent weeklong dive trips with Jeff Jarvis on the HMS Minnow for each of the past three years. Jeff & his lovely "Mate" Betty run a top-notch operation. They provide professional, thorough, honest & friendly service. Jeff has always gone out of his way to put us on dive sites with the best conditions available below the surface & the fewest boats above the surface. The tanks consistently started with 3000+ lbs. I particularly enjoyed Conch Wall, Snapper Ledge, the Spiegel Grove & the Duane. I would highly recommend Jeff, Betty & their Minnow to any diver going to Key Largo, regardless of experience level. Any future trips we take to Key Largo will include diving from the HMS Minnow.
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