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Dive Review of Rainbow Reef Dive Center/Ramada Limited Key Largo in
The Continental USA/Upper Keys

June, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Allan Ripple, WI, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 5608
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Cozumel, Upper and Lower Florida Keys, Great Lakes, inland
Midwestern lakes, St Maarten.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, surge, no currents  
Water Temp
87   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreational limits and 750PSI  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
Small Critters
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
This was out 5th trip, this time mid-June, back to the Florida Keys diving
with Rainbow Reef Dive Center (MM100).  We were so pleased with the RRDC
operation the first time we dove the upper Keys that we have never
considered (nor would we consider) diving with any other operator.  All of
our dives this trip were aboard either the Tropical Voyager or Tropical
Adventure.  Both boats have ample deck space and dedicated camera and mask
buckets.  All dives are guided at diver option.  Boat Captains and crew are
very friendly and knowledgeable.
As is typical for the Keys, conditions were luck of the draw.  The week we
arrived the green water moved in and the winds switched to an easterly
direction which made conditions less than ideal.  We began the week with
about 60 of visibility and 1  2 waves and ended the week with about 30
of visibility and 6  8 waves.  Nonetheless, it was a nice week of
diving, conditions notwithstanding.  Because conditions were not
particularly good, I did not rate sea life or underwater photography.
As weve also always done while diving the upper Keys, we stayed at the
Ramada Limited Key Largo (also MM 100).  The rooms are always clean and
comfortable, and as part of the stay they provide a very simple but nice
continental breakfast.
We will likely make another trip back to the upper Keys to dive and
assuming we do, we will most definitely dive with Rainbow Reef Dive
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