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Dive Review of Quiescence/Lime Tree Bay Resort, Long Key in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

September, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Paul and Donna Lima, TN, USA
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports)
Report Number 1927
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Belize, Roatan, Cayman Brac
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
one hour, loosely enforced
max depth of reef was 33 feet  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
A return trip to Quiescence after a long hiatus due to heart surgery. As a
result Donna dove Nitrox as an added precaution though the dives were to be
shallow reef dives at our request. We asked for, and got, Captain John
Peacock who was born and bred in the Keys and highly knowledgeable about
the dive sites, the local flora, fauna, weather, etc. He had been our
Captain on our last visit making it a memorable experience. He was a fount
of information on the effects on the reefs of the recent Hurricane Katrina.
The dive operation has 3 boats, each carrying a maximum of 6 divers. The
boats are spotlessly clean, spacious and fully equipped with O2, etc. Our
two dives were on Molasses Reef which Captain John picked for maximum
visibility given the residual silting from Katrina. The dive operation is
excellent and caters to the dive preferences of those on board. They switch
tanks between dives and assist with putting on and taking off equipment.
Water is available but no snacks or beverages. Time limits are loosely
enforced. Dive briefings are thorough regarding the topography as well as
fish to be seen at the site. Routes are suggested but you dive on your own.
This is a class operation.
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