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Dive Review of Rainbow Reef Dive Center/Suites of Key Largo in
The Continental USA/Key Largo, FL

November, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Duane Kromm, CA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5816
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Cozumel, Sea of Cortez, Panama, Puerto Rico, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
73   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Back on boat with 500 psi  
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
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Third time diving with Rainbow Reef.  We like having a divemaster in the
water for guiding and finding critters.  Only Rainbow Reef has DMs in the
Keys.

Boats were never croweded, crew was always great.  Thorough briefings, very
attentive to needs of different divers.

DMs were enthusiastic, knowledgable and usually added real value to the
dives, whether finding critters or knowing what were the best swim throughs
on the wrecks.  We will dive with them again.

Suites of Key Largo are older, worn, but great value and location.  Right
around the corner from the boats, with a view out onto the canal.  Rooms
are small apt style, with upstairs large bed/bath and downstairs living
room, full kitchen, bath and screened in porch.  At $89/night a great
deal.

Calypso and Pilot House restaurants are off the beaten path, not hard to
find though, with great Key vibe and good food.

Key Largo is not Cozumel or Belize, but it is good diving, accessible and
reasonably affordable - for this sport.
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