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Dive Review of Island Ventures in
The Continental USA/Florida Keys

November, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Melissa S. Drapeau, NH, US (1 report)
Report Number 6324
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Playa del Carmen (Cenotes), Akumal, Sea of Cortez & Cabo
Mexico, Hawaii, Bahamas, Tobago, Belize, Turks & Caicos, Cocos (Costa
Rica) Lake Champlain, VT. Florida Keys
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes or 750 psi at safety stop  
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
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
separate rinse tank for cameras, no shore facilties
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
Island Ventures was the best outfit I have been with.  Their motto is
"Stress Free" diving and they live up to it.  We dove the Spiegel
Grove with the owner and a dive master.  They took us through multiple
levels of penetration of this amazing wreck - showing us areas we likely
would never have ventured to on our own.  They did this because they are as
excited about diving as we are and that is so refreshing to find in this
industry of burned-out divemasters who are just looking for the next tip. 
My husband is only OW certified but a very competent diver and they
considered his ability, rather than certification level, when planning our
SG dive.  The seas were kicked up while we were in Key Largo but IV made it
worth while.  I would recommend anyone considering diving in Key Largo look
up Island Ventures.
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