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Dive Review of Ocean Divers - Key Largo/Mariners Club in
The Continental USA

Ocean Divers - Key Largo/Mariners Club, Mar, 2008,

by Mark VanDover, ma, USA ( 2 reports). Report 3943.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cayman Islands, Belize, Canarie islands, Boston north shore and West plam beach
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 70 to 73 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 35 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On the deep wreck dives they insisted that the divers had atleast and advanced certification and that they had been diving within 1yr.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments The wrecks were great for shooting pictures. The shallow reefs were full of different kinds of fish for shooting pics. The water was pretty clear with visibility > 60ft.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I had never been to Key Largo before so this was a new adventure for us. The dive operation was well manned and the staff was very helpfull. The boat captains were easy going but very knowledgable of the areas and the conditions. They were very familiar with the potential issues at each of the sites and they gave very detailed briefings. The boats were top notch and If I go back to Key Largo I will certainly dive with them again.
The mariners Club was on the high end for accomodations. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa and it was great. The building that we were in was fairly new. The Club had a great pool for relaxing and a health club for those that wanted it. It was a great accomodation but expensive.
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