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Dive Review of Quiescence Diving Service/Amoray Diving Resort in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

November, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Ched Miller, NH, USA (3 reports)
Report Number 765

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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
I have been diving since 1966, anywhere wher the water is warm and clear]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
81   to 84    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
60   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
On board with 500lbs in tank or an one hour under water  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
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
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
I dove with Quiescence(Q) Diving (mm103.5)in November of 2002 for a week. Q
runs three 6 packs out of Key Largo. They have been around for many years
and know the best dive spots based on the weather and ocean condition in
the Marine Park. There were several times when we went out and I looked at
the ocean and said this is not going to be a great day and it turned out
just fine due to the locations that were chosen.

Their captains know diving and how to ensure the divers have the least
hassles given the diving conditions. Two examples; we were diving the
Spiegel Grove and it was blowing pretty good – all the other dive boats on
the site were tied up bow first to the mooring buoys and their divers were
going off the stern and having to swim their way up to the buoy to descend.
John had us suit up while we were still coming up to the site and then tied
up stern first so we stepped off the boat right next to the buoy and were
able to grab the line and descend to the wreck with little effort. When we
came up the boat was bow first and we drifted back to the stern and got on
board with the boat as protection against the wave action, on another day a
couple, who were new to diving, came up rather far (maybe 15 yards) and
down wind from the boat which would have meant a tough swim back to the
boat - Ron dropped the mooring and moved the boat to them so they could
easily board. Both captains executed these actions effortlessly and with
only a positive impact on the divers. 

The captains move your equipment from the spent tank to the new tank before
you even get your mask and weight belt off so you were all set for the
second dive before you left the first dive site. They want you on the boat
with 500lbs or after you have been down an hour, other then dive as you
want.

I am going back to the keys Friday and will be diving with Q for the week
next week.

Keys Largo diving is always great from a fish prospective, sometime there
are so many fish you have to almost push them aside to swim forward. We saw
nurse sharks almost on every dive, numerous rays, morays, groupers, angels.
You name it they were there. 

I stayed at Amorays Dive Resort and found it to be clean and the staff
congenial with very nice grounds and outdoor seating for watching the
sunset. The continental breakfast was just what you needed before going
diving.
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