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

August, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Aaron Kelly, FL, US (1 report)
Report Number 7520
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
They do provide a separate rinse bucket for cameras.  It's Key largo, so
there is plenty to photograph! ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
1 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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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 ...
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