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

Rainbow Reef Dive Center/Suites of Key Largo, Nov, 2010,

by Duane Kromm, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5816.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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