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Dive Review of Horizon Divers/House rental in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

July, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Donald A Ricetti, PA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 6212
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Great Lakes, San Diego
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco unless a tech diver, back on board with 500psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Wanted to primarily dive wrecks so corals & small critters were not
expected. The wrecks themselves were awesome to photograph as were some of
the largest groupers I had seen. There were not really any separate rinse
tanks for cameras and masks were routinely dunked into the
"camera" rinse barrel.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
The fist day of diving was on the larger of HD's two boats, the CheecaView
which was stable even in the choppy water. This was the first time I was
instructed to walk to the forward entry point while fully geared up with
fins on which made life interesting. HD tended to pack the boat so space
was at a premium until some had splashed in. The double dip on the
"Duane" was awesome once you got down to it. The crew did not
really try to match me up with another diver so I basically was on my own.
The next day was a longer trip to the "Eagle" with a group of
technical divers on the smaller boat "Pisces". They indicate that
there is room for 14 diver or 8 technical. We had a large group of
technical divers 8 but also 6 regular divers as well. Once the techies
splashed in there was room but the weather had deteriorated with 2'-4'
waves which made getting back on board very interesting. The second dive
was on a shallow reef which I passed on due to conditions. At one point the
ladder was straight out from the transom due to wave action. The last dives
of this trip were on the "Spiegel Grove". Again we were on the
smaller boat with a full load. This wreck is as awesome as it is billed to
be and would take many dives to do it justice and see it all. On the plus
side HD did provide good briefings and both boats were equipped with DAN
O2, communications and roll was taken after each dive. Nitrox was available
and you were required to analyze each tank and log it in before leaving the
dock.I would go with them again but would first check as to which boat it
was and the makeup of the divers.    
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