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Dive Review of Quiescene Diving Service in
The Continental USA/Florida - Upper Keys

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Harward, OR, USA
Report Number 635
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Pacific Northwest, Canada, Calif, Hawaii, Missouri, Bahamas, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
86   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minute dive or 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
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  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Did a two tank afternoon trip, booked based on reviews in the Chap Book. 
They have 3 - 6 pack boats and plug themselves as not being cattle boats. 
Boats are in very good condition and well run, professional outfit.  Boat I
was on was late leaving the dock and the captain apologized for the delay. 
Went over basic boat layout, safety and dive restrictions (60 minutes or
500 psi).  Got to the site and he gave us a good site briefing.  Was last
one in the water and started return at 50 minutes, about 5 minutes out
captain started moving the boat toward us (that's cool).  Once everyone was
back onboard he explained that we were at the best site given current
conditions and that there was no reason to move (??).  He did move us a
short distance to another buoy, but we stayed on the same site (Dixie
Shoal).  Second dive was actually better, stayed closer to boat, last one
in again.  At 50 minutes was under the boat and the captain was leaning
over the side looking at us.  What he meant by 60 minutes was out of the
wate and back on the boat!  Returned to dock and we were off quickly, boat
was reloaded and the captain was gone out again.  They don't run cattle
boats, but they turn the boats around 3 times a day and they stay on a
tight schedule.  Even though we were late leaving the dock the captain
still stayed on schedule.  Felt the dives were rushed, no rinse bucket or
any place for cameras.  Came up and found my camera stuck in a bucket with
boat cleaning gear!  Don't think I'll dive with them again.
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