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Dive Review of Islamorada Dive Center/Hilton Key Largo in
The Continental USA/Florida Keys

July, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by D. Tan, NY, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
"Discovering Islamorada"
Report Number 8291
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Andros, Bonaire, Curaçao, Grand Cayman, Heron Island, Key Largo,
Little Cayman, Roatan, Saba, St. Martin, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There
2-h drive from MIA

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 90    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Computers & air.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Large camera bucket amidships on the boat.  Limited dry space, though, with
the table near the stern and uncovered. ...
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4 stars
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Value for $$
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We've dove off of Key Largo for many years (with Ocean Divers) but decided
to do something different on this trip and take a private charter for our
group of 5.  We had originally booked 3 days with Rainbow Reef Dive Center,
but wanted to do the Eagle wreck down off Lower Matecumbe Key and, after
originally promising to take us in the morning, then saying they could only
do it in the afternoon and would limit us to 40 min dives due to the length
of the trip (apparently they wanted to book a second private charter on
this holiday weekend day), they put us in touch with Islamorada Dive Center
for this first day of our trip.  The IDC private charter rate was $775 for
up to 6 divers, considerably more than RRDC's $595 for up to 10 divers.  On
the other hand, we were able to dive our schedule and started at a
leisurely 9:30am after driving down 20 min from the Hilton Key Largo (a
solid, but often pricey, resort-style hotel, midway be
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