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Dive Review of Quiescence Diving Services/Port Largo Villas in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

July, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Al Ammons, IN, USA
Report Number 768
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Northern California, Ohau, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Key West,
Florida south easteren coast, Lake Michigan, quarries in IN, IL and OH
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
45   to 65    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
One hour or 500 PSI  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
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):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Quiescence Diving Service,, has three six passenger
boats docked behind the dive shop on US 1 in Key Largo.  They have awesome
air fills (3000 PSI and maybe a touch) in all of their tanks.  With three
boats they can mix and match dive sites from Spiegel Grove for advanced to
a "private" patch reef for beginners or a second dive.  The
owners, Rob and Paul, work in the store and captain the boats.  I went out
with Rob as a boat captain for two days running and had a great time.  Very
good briefings and a real concern for safety.  You sit on the transom, your
BC and tank are placed on your back, you buckle up and do a giant stride
and are in the water.  Getting out you sit on the transom, the BC is
removed and you board the boat.  Tanks were changed for us both days. This
is not a large operation with cattle boats.  If you want a party boat do
not dive with Quiescence.  If you want a no-hassle trip with accomodating
captains and a friendly in-store staff, dive with Quiescence.   I will be
diving with them again.  I really like the six-pack boats.  And I really
enjoyed talking with Rob about the history behind the Spiegel Grove.  Good
people with good attitudes.  
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