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Dive Review of Horizon Divers in
The Continental USA/Key Largo, FL

April, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by M. L. Moorman, OH, USA
Report Number 1033
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
1 hour.  500 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
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
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Horizon Divers is a fantastic operation.  I found them by chance via the
internet.  They have Scuba Diving's "#1 rating" on their home
page so I thought they were worth a try.  I was just learning--did my
checkout OW dives followed by four more days of diving.  
The crew was very helpful during my entire stay.  They changed my gear
about half of the time, which was fine with me...I didn't expect it anyway.
 Instructors were very thorough and patient.  They taught me a lot in
between dives about gear, travel, etc.  As a beginner, I got continued
"instruction" from the crew throughout the week.  Continuous
helpful hints and they let me try multiple pieces of their equipment (even
one of their instructor's Scubapro reg).  Boat is big and never felt
cramped for space.  Adequate rinse basins, anti-fog, head, refreshments,
etc.  They had everything from experienced divers with NITROX to children. 
The crew accomodated them all with ease.
All dives were shallow (25-35 feet) except for the last day.  Went to
Spiegel Grove last day with a divemaster guide.  He did a great job of
making sure I was comfortable with the dive plan and had no concerns before
going deep (100 feet).  Great time!
I will definitely be back with Horizon.  The only thing I'll do different
is NOT stay at the Ramada next door.  They set it up for me and it was
cheap but very run-down and dirty.  I won't stay there again.
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