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

Horizon Divers/Condo, Jan, 2008,

by Michael Bosveld, MN, United States . Report 3902 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We spent 5 days diving the ship wrecks around Key Largo, we had Horizon Divers smaller boat to our selves for our group of six divers. we did 10 dives during the trip. every dive was a decompression dive, and several were trimix. Two dives stand out as exceptional, the first was on the Northern Light (187' with a drift decompression). To dive this wreck you hook the wreck from the surface with a grapel, entering the water you pull youself down to the wreck through the curent, according to the captian the current is always stong over this wreck. After completeing you dive you blow a bag, and do your decompression drifting with the current. The second dive was a noght dive on the Duane ('140). The night we dove, the coral was all out feding, and the ship was covered in bright orange of the polups extended to feed. While we were on the wreck, we saw several large moral eels, and a sea turtle that was at leat 4 feet long. I really recommend Horizon Divers to support your techincal diving in Key Largo. They were always willing to do what it took to get the deco bottles filled, and the tanks blended for our next set of dives, this sometimes meant early monings or late nights for the staff but our tanks were always ready to go.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Diving ship wrecks on the Great Lakes, and mine pits in the upper midwest.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 72-74°F / 22-23°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 25-75 Ft/ 8-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions This was a techincal diving trip, each buddy team planned and executed their own profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments A clean fresh water tub was provided for cameras on board, and the crew was helpful in managing entry and exit with cameras and other gear.
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