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Dive Review of Rainbow Reef Dive Center/Courtyard Mariott Key Largo in
The Continental USA/Florida Keys

Rainbow Reef Dive Center/Courtyard Mariott Key Largo, Aug, 2013,

by Aaron Kelly, FL, US ( 1 report). Report 7520.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Palm Beach, Sarasota, North FL Springs
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Must be back on boat 1 hour from first diver getting wet (not from when you got in). Must have 500psi when you get back on the boat (they didn't check).

For dives deeper than 60' they require an Advanced Open Water (or better) card. They do check.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments They do provide a separate rinse bucket for cameras. It's Key largo, so there is plenty to photograph! ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The boats are right at the Mariott hotel. Ample free parking even if you're not staying at the hotel. The deckhands were very accommodating, even carrying my heavy steel tanks from the car onto the boat for me.

I did 10 dives with these guys over a few days time. Most were on a large "ca ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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