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Dive Review of Horizon Divers in
The Continental USA/Key Largo, FL

Horizon Divers, Apr, 2004,

by M. L. Moorman, OH, USA . Report 1033.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour. 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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]

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Horizon Divers is a fantastic operation. I found them by chance via the internet. They have Scuba Diving's "#1 rating" on their home page so I thought they were worth a try. I was just learning--did my checkout OW dives followed by four more days of diving.
The crew was very helpful during my entire stay. They changed my gear about half of the time, which was fine with me...I didn't expect it anyway. Instructors were very thorough and patient. They taught me a lot in between dives about gear, travel, etc. As a beginner, I got continued "instruction" from the crew throughout the week. Continuous helpful hints and they let me try multiple pieces of their equipment (even one of their instructor's Scubapro reg). Boat is big and never felt cramped for space. Adequate rinse basins, anti-fog, head, refreshments, etc. They had everything from experienced divers with NITROX to children. The crew accomodated them all with ease.
All dives were shallow (25-35 feet) except for the last day. Went to Spiegel Grove last day with a divemaster guide. He did a great job of making sure I was comfortable with the dive plan and had no concerns before going deep (100 feet). Great time!
I will definitely be back with Horizon. The only thing I'll do different is NOT stay at the Ramada next door. They set it up for me and it was cheap but very run-down and dirty. I won't stay there again.
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