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Dive Review of Innerspace Dive Center/Tranquility Bay in
The Continental USA/ Looe Key, Florida

Innerspace Dive Center/Tranquility Bay, Jun, 2013,

by Brent Barnes, OK, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7013.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Costa Rica, California, Baja Peninsula, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Flower Gardens in Texas, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, Belize, Dominica, St. Croix
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions One hour dive limit and return to boat with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The captain and divemaster went out of their way to provide a large camera rinse tank on the boat for my large ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments ]My family returned from a trip to the Middle Keys in which we did several dives. I have already dove extensively throughout the Upper and Middle Keys including most major sites in Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon. I had never dove Looe Key off of Big Pine Key so decided to dive that area. I was extraordinarily impressed with Looe Key and would highly recommend diving it. We stayed at Tranquility Bay in Marathon which is a very nice resort with one,two or three bedroom condos. We flew into Miami, rented a car and drove the easy 2.5 hours to Marathon in the Keys. The resort was not cheap but was reasonably priced for how nice it was. We stayed in a 2-bedroom condo that easily held our family of 5 and had a kitchen and living area. The resort had two very nice pools and very nice grounds. Interestingly, there are multiple very large and beautiful iguana that live on the grounds. They would generally simply hang out by the pool during the middle part of the day and were a big attraction for the kids in the area. A highlight for me was watching one of the large iguana walk up to the pool and then flip into it. It then quickly swim across the large pool ignoring swimmers around it, crawled out and then nimbly crawled up a 50 foot coconut tree and then basked in th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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