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Dive Review of It's a Dive/Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

It's a Dive/Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort, Aug, 2006,

by Allan Baldwin, IL, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 2694.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Belize, Bahamas, Bonaire, Bay Islands, Papua New Guinea, Australia, BVI ...
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions One hour time limit on reef dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Five divers and a 2 and 4 year old were on this trip. We had 3 new divers looking for a long weekend trip from Chicago as well as two small children to entertain. This trip worked well for everyone. The new divers got a view of diving other than midwest quarries, the resort facilities and surrounding attractions kept the children happy, and the two experienced divers found enough to make the dives interesting. Best was the service from the crew of the It's a Dive operation. They were professional always, but very friendly and always ready to answer a question or provide help on the ride out and back. The Spiegel Grove was an interesting wreck but a strong current kept it challenging until we were protected by the wreck. Since we held tight onto the line all the way down, a pair of gloves would have made the trip more comfortable. The reef dives were shallow (30ft) with lots of clusters of coral and small fish. It was an easy place to just sit in one place and watch. The water was warm and very comfortable without a wetsuit.
Overall it was a quick trip that met everyones expectations.
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