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Dive Review of Horizon Divers/Stayed at Ramada Inn in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

Horizon Divers/Stayed at Ramada Inn, Jul, 2004,

by David Schwab, AE, USA . Report 1222.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, North Sea, Med, Thailand, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 27 to 29 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time limits . . . generally one hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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
UW Photo Comments No comments.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Horizon made all arrangements for accommodation at the Ramada Inn, next door. Rental gear was old, but in good shape. Discount for signing up for six dives. Capable captain and crew; plenty of room on the boat. Water and juice available. Captain didn't hesitate to pull my assigned buddy out of the water when he was having trouble (good move). Starting on day two the boat was out of commission with an engine problem . . . lost that day of diving. Horizon refered me to Seadwellers for day three, and on day four, since Horizon wasn't going where I wanted, they refered me to Ocean Divers. Good deal! I got to dive with three operators . . . all at Horizon's discounted dive rate. Day Three (Seadwellers): returned to the same sites as day one (*#@&); dive operation was good. Day Four (Ocean Divers): highlight of the trip was the USS Spiegel Grove; lots of current; divers had to hold on to a line or the wreck itself, or risk being swept away. This dive ended too soon. All three dive operators ran professional operations; solid crews, clean and roomy boats, lots of consideration for safety. Boat captains took roll at the end of each dive so no one got left behind. I would dive with any of these again. Only real negative: repeat dives on the same sites (because they were close to port?).
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