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Dive Review of Key Dives in
The Continental USA/Islamorada, FL

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ron & Dawn Steedman, Fl, Lee
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Report Number 4829
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Hawaii,Palm Bch., Barbados, Virgin Is., Grand Cayman
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  N/A
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
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
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
N/A  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
We had cancelled the week before as seas were 5-7 feet. By the following
week, conditions had calmed down, and although the vis wasn't great-it
wasn't terrible either, and the seas were calm. We did 4 dives with
them-the dives are guided- three were just ok patch reefs; one of those
dives where shrimps and hermit crabs are being pointed out. The last dive
was on Alligator Reef- which is always like diving in a fish bowl- nurse
sharks, green and spotted morays, mid night parrots, large school of cudas,
grunts, lobsters, margates - a real delight. The operation is very
friendly, serves orange slices between dives; water is available. A roll
call is always taken, and a dive breifing given. Entering and exiting is
easy; but we don't like removing our fins so far from the boat on the line.
The operation will set up, and switch over your equipment between dives,
but make sure you check it yourself- one of our party missed a dive becase
of a faulty connection. They will rinse and stow your equipment overnight-
be sure to check everything is there before you leave the dock. Lazy Days
restaurant- 2 doors down from Bud & Mary's Marina- has great food, and
a great view.
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