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Dive Review of Innerspace Dive Center/Tranquility Bay in
The Continental USA/ Looe Key, Florida

June, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Brent Barnes, OK, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7013
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Costa Rica, California, Baja Peninsula, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Flower
Gardens in Texas, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius,
Belize, Dominica, St. Croix
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
One hour dive limit and return to boat with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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The captain and divemaster went out of their way to provide a large camera
rinse tank on the boat for my large  ...
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]My family returned from a trip to the Middle Keys in which we did several 
dives. I have already dove extensively throughout the Upper and Middle Keys
including most major sites in Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon. I had
never dove Looe Key off of Big Pine Key so decided to dive that area. I was
extraordinarily impressed with Looe Key and would highly recommend diving
it. We stayed at Tranquility Bay in Marathon which is a very nice resort
with one,two or three bedroom condos. We flew into Miami, rented a car and
drove the easy 2.5 hours to Marathon in the Keys. The resort was not cheap
but was reasonably priced for how nice it was. We stayed in a 2-bedroom
condo that easily held our family of 5 and had a kitchen and living area.
The resort had two very nice pools and very nice grounds. Interestingly,
there are multiple very large and beautiful iguana that live on the
grounds. They would generally simply hang out by the pool during the middle
part of the day and were a big attraction for the kids in the area. A
highlight for me was watching one of the large iguana walk up to the pool
and then flip into it. It then quickly swim across the large pool ignoring
swimmers around it, crawled out and then nimbly crawled up a 50 foot
coconut tree and then basked in th ...
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