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Dive Review of AKR/Anthony Key Resort in

AKR/Anthony Key Resort, Sep, 2005,

by Phil Tobin, Oregon, USA . Report 2135.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The resort is beautiful, we expected something very rustic but were pleasantly surprised. It sits on a hill right at the water's edge. All the buildings are made out of wood and are eco friendly, blending in with the scenery. Most of the private bungalows are located on the Key and can be reached 24 hours a day by a water taxi. Most of the bungalows have air conditioning and a deck where you can relax in a hammock or lounge chair. The rooms are large and well appointed. I loved the beds. The grounds are shaded by palms trees and kept clean. A new pool was added in May. It has a bar, lots of lounge chairs, beach towels are available and on each side it has a wonderful shaded area where one can lounge or read on soft pillows. Once a week they host a Fiesta Night with live music, crab races and a barbecue and also a lunch. Canoes, Kayaks are available from the key. You can also go horseback riding for free.
The lobby can be accessed by climbing 35 several steps. The staff is friendly, efficient and courteous. Next to the lobby is a seating area. The Internet is available, for $10 you get a private code and 2 hours of use, they have 4 computers and I never had to wait.The dining room is fairly large with a large deck that overlook the ocean. When it rains plastic curtains can be pulled down and do not compromise the view. The food is not gourmet but plentiful. The beef is excellent but the desserts always the same. We were pleasantly surprised and would not hesitate to come back. I was really apprehensive about the bugs but it was not too bad as long as you had Deet on hand. The diving operation was outstanding, and very accomadationg.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Bahamaha , Thailand, BVI, Belize, Dom. Rep, Coz, (etc.)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions DM would set the time and the depth, with a note that you could follow your own plan according to your computer. We did 30 dives in 9 days
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The physical layout of the underwater terrain was unbelievable with gigantic ravines and phenomenal coral heads, some stretching for 1000's of yards....With the right camera gear and the right lighting conditions, it would be a religious expirence.
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