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

Quiescence Diving Services/Port Largo Villas, Jul, 2003,

by Al Ammons, IN, USA . Report 768.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 45 to 65 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions One hour or 500 PSI
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 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 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 5 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 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Quiescence Diving Service, www.quiescence.com, 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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