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

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Dan Huthwaite, VA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 3709
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Barbados, Cozumel, Red Sea, Islamorada, FL, Tavernier, FL
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Return to boat with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Boat had a small table but was adequate for the number of photographers
that needed it.  Dedicated rinse bucket on board.  Crew was helpful in
handling gear while entering and exiting the water.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
July and August have been good months for me for water conditions.  The
seas were flat to 1 ft.  Horizon was a great operator.  Very friendly
staff. Boat crew was great gave good safety and dive briefings. Boat rides
were comfortable and short on their 50 ft. Corinthian Catamaran (the Cheeca
View)with itd dual 225 hp mercs.  The ride was very stable and the boat
offered plenty of cover.  One geat feature is the boat's  three water entry
point's; off the bow and off each side.  Dive sites were on the shallow
side but most of them were very nice, lots of small fish, a few with
multiple nurse sharks and one (French Reef - The Big Scare) with a huge
bait ball of minnows and the largest eagle ray I've ever seen (about a 5
ft. wingspan!)  Nitrox was available (30%) for a nominal up charge.  Tank
fills weren't bad.  I averaged averaged 2977 psi over 12 dives.  Capri Suns
were available after all dives.  I stayed at the Ramada Inn which was a
bargain and  clean but pretty basic.  The location of Horizon to the Ramada
was stellar, as in right next door, but next time I'd stay at the Holiday
Inn.  A little more money but a much nicer place.  There is NO WIFI at the
Ramada and no business center to gain internet access.  They send you to
the Holiday Inn!  The Ramada offers a free continental breakfast but there
is no restaurant on the premises, but there are great restaurants nearby. 
My all time favorite on Key Largo is Buzzards Roost.  Great food, nice bar,
indoor and outdoor seating (on the water) and the coconut cake with
pineapple rum sauce is to die for (when they have it).  It's a little out
of the way, on the ocean side at the turn off to the causeway back to the
mainland, but well worth the trip.
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