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Dive Review of Anthony's Key Resort in

Anthony's Key Resort, Jun, 2003,

by Jeffrey R. Johnson, AR, USA . Report 574.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 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 4 stars
Comments Our second trip to Anthony's Key Resort. Still the same reliable operation that we remembered. Well maintained resort, excellent service, comfortable (if air conditioned) accomodations, good food for an all inclusive package, complete dive operation with several large boats, enjoyable if not spectacular diving. This is a good place for families with the Dophin Center next door, plus it is a good value.
The negative is the heat and no see ums. Probably didn't help that we were there in June. We had to upgrade to an air conditioned room. Nothing seemed to repel the bugs but it was manageable.
Boats come back to dock after each dive and you can do three dives a day. Also have night dives couple of times a week and there is a shore dive area. Our Divemaster, Dennis (who we also had on our first trip), was very efficient and good at finding small critters. He set the parameters for the dive, kept an eye on everyone who stuck near him but also allowed anyone to do their own profile.
Didn't see much big stuff, several small turtles, but lots of fish species and beautiful coral. We particularly enjoyed the many "swim through" opportunities. Two good wreck dives, the Aquila and the Odyessy. Big green Moray is very active near the former. Particularly enjoyed being inside the bridge of the Odyessy and seeing a large barracuda watching me on the outside.
Mary's Place is an outstanding, world class dive site with a good descending "swim through" and wall with big drop off. Saw a Sea Horse in shallower water on top of the wall. Also recommend Spooky Channel because it is a different experience - like being in a rocky canyon. Bears Den was another favorite because of "swim through".
Another good dive trip!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Belize, Palau, Fiji, Florida Keys, Saba, B.V.I.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Photo shop on premises.
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