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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: "Independence Day diving Key Largo", Jul, 2015,

by Robert A. Munno, NY, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8284.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Did 8 dives in 2 days. The morning dives were shallow as snorkelers made the big boat trip. A shovel was required to get past thirty feet. Afternoon dive #1 was a deep wreck each day. Duane and Spiegel Grove. Both nice wreck dives. Current on SG. Afternoon dive #2 was back to shallows (Mollasses & French Reefs) which got boring quickly. Nice boats. Blew an outboard on big boat night before we arrived. Team Amoray scrambled, wrote a check for a new one and was quickly back in full operation. Handed us off for 2 morning dives during repairs which was not too much of a hassle. Private dives for 3 for that afternoon. Everybody at Amoray is super nice. The Captains were great. The shallow dives had nurse sharks and eagle rays every dive. Saw a brain coral 6' in diameter and a grouper as big as my Beetle! Nice resort which was front and center for 4th of July fireworks. Resort only has a Coke machine. Key Largo has tons of restaurants and English is widely spoken. Again, everybody at Amoray is super nice.
Websites Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Belize, Brooklyn, Bonaire, Cabo, Cancun, Caymans, Cozumel, Curacao, Dominica, Sint Eustatius, Ginny Springs, Grenada, Jamaica, Long Island, Pennsylvania, Roatan, Tobago
Closest Airport MIA Getting There fly to MIA, rent a car and drive less than 1.5 hours. easy.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 81-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-50 Ft/ 12-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour dives in the shallows. 20 minutes, no decompression, on the wrecks.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The visibility made photos tough. Rare macro subjects. Nice wrecks for pix but vis was fair, at best. Small camera tank on big boat. No camera table. We did not use shore rinse tanks as our room was closer to boat so it was hose & sink. Lots of divers with GoPros.
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