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Dive Review of Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort, Nov, 2013,

by Susan Hilderbrand, CO, US ( 1 report). Report 7355.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Amy Slate's is a no-frills dive resort. The rooms are clean and convenient to the dive boat. The dive boat captain is GREAT - Capt Mike. He is personable but follows the rules and is very sensitive to the environmental concerns on the Florida reef. We were on the boat with the Coral Reef Restoration folks for two of our trips and that was very interesting. Two dives were at their nursery while they harvested the coral - as they cleaned and harvested, many fish came around to eat what was floating off. Two more dives were on the reef (French) to plant the coral "babies." I'm glad we had the opportunity to watch the process and also to talk to the folks involved with it - apparently, Amy Slate is a big supporter of the effort. This was my first dive trip to the Florida Keys and I'd heard lots of different things from people - some good, some not so much, some terrible - about diving in the Keys. I was pleasantly surprised. I am a novice, and older, and it was a good experience. We had to do 4 dives on the one day because the wind had picked up and a storm system was moving in and we were afraid we wouldn't be able to get out the next day (we didn't) and that was the only drawback - curses on Mother Nature! I am looking forward to another trip to the Keys - and will have no hesitation in using Amy Slate's and Capt Mike of the Amoray again.
Websites Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience N/A dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-35 Ft/ 8-11 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None - all dives were 25-35 ft and on reef
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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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