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Dive Review of Key Largo Dive Center in
The Continental USA

September, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Birdsall, FL, US (1 report)
Report Number 6231
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Back on board with 500psi or one hour, whichever comes first  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
I did a two tank reef dive with this fine operation and was very pleased
from start to finish. CLee, an instructor who was manning the shop when I
booked, made me feel welcome and patiently and pleasantly answered any and
all questions I had., many of which I'm sure she must have to answer over
and over and over....a friendly smile and helpful demeanor.

Captain Dean is an experienced and very safety conscious boat captain. His
boat briefing was thorough, and dive site briefing was spot on. Moreover,
He is just a pleasant, kinda laid back guy who was fun to be around.

Although the boat is fairly large at 36', they run this as a "six
pack", limited to six divers. The boat was well equipped with all you
would hope to find on a dive boat, including not just one but two DAN
emergency O2 kits. Amenities included both a fresh water tank for masks as
well as a dedicated tank for cameras. The cooler was full of ice and water
bottles, and I was welcome to put my own drinks in as well. After the dive
the freshwater shower was another nice feature to rinse off the salt.

The first person to book calls the dive that day, and it was set for
Molasses Reef. As often happens in the Keys, there was a pretty good
current on Molasses. No problem...Captain Dean took us to a terrific
shallow wreck, "The City of Washington" We saw all the usual
suspects you'd expect to find on a Key's reef, plus two Goliath Groupers,
two Nurse Sharks, a Barracuda and a Green Moray Eel who hung out with us
for several minutes. The dive photo opportunities were fantastic!

For the second dive, Dean offered us several choices, and a couple from
California really liked the idea of seeing the famous "Christ of the
Abyss". I hadn't seen it before and it is a dive that all Key Largo
divers should see at least once. In addition to the statue itself, there
are many patches of reef surrounding that are worthwhile.

Key Largo Dive Center is located at MM 100.6 bayside in a small strip mall.
Look for the large "Tower of Pizza" restaurant sign...Key Largo
Dive Center is just a couple doors down.
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