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Dive Review of Innerspace Dive Shop in
The Continental USA/Big Pine Key, Florida

February, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Pat Archer, New York, US
Report Number 3939
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Florida, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Galapagos Islands]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
surge  
Water Temp
75   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[
We were told to turn if we got as shallow as 10 ft. or under.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
[My husband and I were renting a house for the months of January and
February on Ramrod Key.  We brought our dive gear so we could dive when we
saw that the weather and the water would be warm and inviting.  We picked
Innerspace Dive Shop when we met Robert Bosic at the Pirates' Work-Out
Center which we joined.  He worked there part-time and captained a dive
boat at the dive shop also.  We are so happy that we started diving with
Robert as our Captain and Divemaster.  He was friendly and helpful getting
us geared up for the dives and always picked wonderful sites for us to dive
on Looe Key.  
It is breezy and the current and surge can be strong during the winter
months.  We lucked out and had lots of warm weather during our stay and
were able to pick days that were calm.  I would love to dive at Looe Key in
the summer when the water is really calm and the temperature is in the
80's.  The coral fingers are filled with beautiful fish, and they are
plentiful.  We saw a large nurse shark as we turned a corner and a reef
shark as we went down another finger
on the same morning dive.  My husband and grandson saw a loggerhead turtle
sleeping in some coral on a night dive. 
I usually prefer wall diving, but I loved Looe Key for the beautiful coral
and fish life.  We were the only divers on the boat, and they only take a
maximum of six divers out at a time.  Robert was a great help to us when we
had gear problems and getting back in the boat.  
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