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Dive Review of Amoray in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

Amoray, Sep, 2005,

by Lisa Strickland, IL, USA . Report 2057.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 5 to 35 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 750 psi in tank, generally 1 hour limit.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments dedicated camera tub on board boat strictly enforced. The hurricane probably had a lot to do with the lack of subject matter.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We arrived the day after hurricane Rita went through, so probably alters opinion of diving. We missed one day of diving due to waves and current. The next day, current still a factor. Several of us had to swim against the current to get back to the boat as the current swept us past the boat. The dive boat does not have a tender to come and get you. Hang onto a mooring ball and after everyone else is aboard, they will come and get you. Some sites had limited vis, as little as 5 ft. At most, we had 35 ft., again due to the hurricane. The Speigel Grove had no current at the time we dove. Majority of divers aboard voted to do two dives on the SG instead of changing to a shallower dive which risked current, surge and/or decreased vis. so the boat moved from bow to stern for second dive. They do the SG twice a week. Night dives are twice a week on the Benwood. Rinse tub for gear at rental locker. Gear locker available for those staying at resort. Needs more hangers and/or hooks.
Accomodations vary from room to room. My room was more like a suite with an extra room and a large bathroom. Small refrigerator and microwave, table and chairs in room. Continental breakfast consists of assorted bagels and a toaster, jellies, peanut butter, OJ and coffee. For breakfast and lunch, best bet is to go to Winn Dixie about a mile down the road and get groceries. Dinners at assorted area restaurants. Grills available on site for guests to use. 3 kayaks available for guests for no charge. Nice pool.
When there was a problem with my room after hours, Kat came out at midnight and gave us a different room to sleep in until the problem could be taken care of. We were able to go back to our original room the next day. Rooms were maintained well.
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