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Dive Review of Anthony’s Key Resort in

Anthony’s Key Resort, Sep, 2010,

by Larry Schnabel, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5705.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [None]Anthony's Key is organized and efficient. Food was excellent, and Chilean wine ( cost extra) satisfactory . Weather in September is hot/humid, so an air conditioned cabin is worth the extra cost. The resort has thouhgt of about everything to accommodate divers, including lockers adjacent to the dive boats. The reefs are colorful/healthy and fish life is abundant, but the biggest thing I saw were Hawksbill turtles and Black Grouper. There were also a few Nurse sharks.The walls are beautiful, with Mary's Place ( a funnel-like journey up form a 125 ft. starting depth) memorable. For $100 you can watch a reef shark feeding , but I skipped this as I have seen a number of these.The BIG DOWNSIDE: sand fleas ("no see ums") which bite mercilessly ( I had over 50 bites after 7 days at resort). This despite practically immersing myself in 98%DEET. There are also mosquitos, but not as bad. So come armed with DEET and - for itching- Benadryl. Some guests complained of red ants in their cabins , and also claimed the resort's management did not seem very concerned re this ("here is a can of Raid you can spray your room with" per one guest). I had no ants in my room. Overall, this resort offers a comfortabe dive experience at a great price. Since Mexico has become increasingly violent, this resort in my opinion offers as good a value as I have encountered in over 700 logged dives since 1997.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]PNG, Yap, Palau, Solomon Islands, Fiji , Great Barrier Reef, Thailand/Burma, Viet-Nam , Hawaii, La Paz, Cozumel, Cocos, Galapagos, Greece, Italy , California coast, North Carolina, Bermuda, various Caribbean islands.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 65-90 Ft/ 20-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]no deeper than dive guide, 500 psi when surfacing , limit time under water as specified by dive guide. Restrictions were enforced less once dive guide convinced the diver knew what he/she was doing.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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