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Dive Review of Anthonys Key in

Anthonys Key, Oct, 2008,

by jerry, ca, usa ( 1 report). Report 4472.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments AKR is an outstanding resort,They pick you up on a bus from the airport, You start to make freinds before you hit the water.After a breif boincy check you start your week with the same crew.We had Marvin as our dive master and Joel as our captain. 2 friendly and exsperinced people.They stick close the first dive and then let those who want to stray do so. Lots of big grouper, coral crab, lobster, yellow tails,and green morals to start the list.
On shore they have the dolphin pen. Unlike most dolphin encounters, you can sit at the pens all day and the dolpin bring you peices of grass so you will play with them. They also have the encounter were the introduce you to one of the dolphin (kenny was ours)and let you pet him them teach tou about them. Afterwords you spend 30 min snorkeling with the pod. There was a calf born on our 2nd day. It was amazing watching the mother care for her. They also have the dolphin dive. They give the same introduction, then take 3 of them, in our case Hector, kenny and 1 other out in theopen ocean at ubout 70ft. There you see them play and get to react with them in the wild.
They also have a shek encounter. They take you to a site called "Cara a Cara" meaning face to face, were you go to the 70ft bottom and the Caribian reef sharks swim around you.
Every night we would grab a bottle of wine and watch the Eagle rays swim around the light in the lagoon.
Clean room with shared lani. Meal included, all served, no buffet. Great touch. Very freindly people both working and visiting, by the end of yhe week you will have a new set of freinds. We will go back.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida keys, All Hawaian islands, Bonaire, Several caribian, Mexico and Califonia coast.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 84-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 70-110 Ft/ 21-34 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Great guided dives,Marvin very helpful to those who need it, but they allow you do your own profiles. You have the same dive master (Marvin) and boat captain (Joel) for the week. They get to know what you like and help you find it. Sorry, no whale sharks this time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Great boats separate camera buckets and rince buckets. Most dives has a resort video diver. So there very helpful with photo hints.
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