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Dive Review of Quiescence Diving Services/Bayside Resort in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

Quiescence Diving Services/Bayside Resort, May, 2002,

by Eric Frick, IL, USA . Report 53.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Great Lakes & many Caribbean destinations
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour or < 500 p.s.i., whichever you hit first.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Diving: This was my 3rd time with Quiescence (www.keylargodiving.com, phone 305/451-2440) and it is still a great operation. They have a fleet of 3 6-pack boats, each captained by an experienced hand. This is not escorted diving. The capt. describes possible destinations and then assists you with your gear.

Accomodations: No one would describe Bayside Resort, formerly known as Marina Del Mar Bayside Resort, (www.baysideresort.us) as plush but it is located just 2.5 miles from Quiescence and it represents a good value. The complementary breakfast isn't anything more than some small danish, a few apples, coffee and juice.

Value: Call Quiescence for a quote but the typical rate is $89 per person per night, double occupancy. That gets you the hotel plus a 2-tank dive, weights, tanks & air.

If you are looking for reef diving at a destination that doesn't take a long time to get to where you can book some long bottom time, the Keys represent a good bet.
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