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Dive Review of Silent world/key largo suites in
The Continental USA/Florida Keys

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by al marvelli, ny, usa
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Report Number 3921
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy, dry  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
70   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
tech diving w/in limits of cert- all rebreather trip  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
wasnt shooting/ others were. no camera tables island hopper boats had
padded engine covers. crew was helpful as possible. small wet bucket w/salt
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
four day weekend trip set up with divers from web
board south east florida club< aka SCRUBS>. They set up group charter
with two "two tank" dive trips to spiegel grove,duane and bibb.

 flew in fri via jetblue to FLL, hertz rental to Key largo suites at MM
100. rooms were set back from road, took a minute to find. when you are
there room was nice, kitchen,liv room w/pullout and a bedroom above. two
full bath-could have four or even six w/murphy bed .  was across canal from
ocean divers dock-i will stay at this place again,glad i found out about
it. I ate mainly wendys from just across the overseas highway,three days
aint long enough for gourmet anyway.

Silent world was at MM102 i think-just up the road a bit. they are
pro's-waivers at shop,asked for cards then placed group on appropriate
boats-  am new to rebreather diving but no hassels. trip included weights
and air, i used the 80 for a bailout tank. 

boats are docked next to spencer slates, up the road a bit more. island
hopers were ok, usual keys dive boats. benches weren't fully rebreather
friendly but extra bungees fixed that quick

Spiegel grove is awesome dive, even better now that its up right. two 90
min bottom times with warm gas on rEvo rebreather. saw lots of fish and had
two nice dives. our deal included box lunch which was a tasty wrap from a
local sub shop-not a chain. crew was helpful getting in and out. surface
was choppy but no big currents. 

second day was on the bibb then the duane. in eight years of coming to
south fl this was my first dive on the bibb, and a pretty one with schools
of atlantic spadefish all over the sideways ship. she lays 120 fsw down on
her starboard so penetration is tricky but with the current running it was
nice to duck into the lee. hanging was more like NorthEast diving but time
passed quickly on CCR. Second dive on the duane was nice, another big
school of spadefish had me wishing for my camera. oh well ill just have to
come back again.  
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