Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

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

Horizon Divers/Ramada, Jan, 2006,

by Ron Jyring, ND, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 2452.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The main purpose of this trip to complete my 12 year old son's open water certification. We have done most of our diving off Key Largo, and have used Horizon Divers most of those times. Their boat is especially suited for new divers: quite stable, spacious, and with relatively short trips to the dive sites. Horizon Divers came under new ownership last year but many of the staff were still their. The quality MAY be a little lower than before. We felt less like guests, and more like customers. Perhaps we just missed the old owners who had spoiled us. We will, however, likely dive with them again.
There was some obvious evidence of hurricane (Wilma) damage: sponges rolling on the bottom, freshly broken pillar coral. However, I was expecting worse. Many good dives.
We stayed at the Ramada for the first time, having stayed at the Best Western Suites during past trips. My wife liked it a lot better: brighter, newer, better breakfast and pool. I had like the extra room and two baths at the BW. Both are a very short walk to Horizon Divers. Book them through Horizon Divers for a good (best?) price.
Incidently, the nearby Tower of Pizza restaurant makes a great post-dive meal.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving ND, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, New Providence Island, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge, noCurrents
Water Temp 75-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 25-40 Ft/ 8-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour or 500 psi (as I recall)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
Was this report helpful to you?
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 655 dive reviews of The Continental USA and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.


Want to assemble your own collection of The Continental USA reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home

Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2022 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page computed and displayed in 0.1 seconds