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Dive Review of Innerspace Dive Shop in
The Continental USA/Big Pine Key, Florida

Innerspace Dive Shop, Feb, 2008,

by Pat Archer, New York, US . Report 3939.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [My husband and I were renting a house for the months of January and February on Ramrod Key. We brought our dive gear so we could dive when we saw that the weather and the water would be warm and inviting. We picked Innerspace Dive Shop when we met Robert Bosic at the Pirates' Work-Out Center which we joined. He worked there part-time and captained a dive boat at the dive shop also. We are so happy that we started diving with Robert as our Captain and Divemaster. He was friendly and helpful getting us geared up for the dives and always picked wonderful sites for us to dive on Looe Key.
It is breezy and the current and surge can be strong during the winter months. We lucked out and had lots of warm weather during our stay and were able to pick days that were calm. I would love to dive at Looe Key in the summer when the water is really calm and the temperature is in the 80's. The coral fingers are filled with beautiful fish, and they are plentiful. We saw a large nurse shark as we turned a corner and a reef shark as we went down another finger
on the same morning dive. My husband and grandson saw a loggerhead turtle sleeping in some coral on a night dive.
I usually prefer wall diving, but I loved Looe Key for the beautiful coral and fish life. We were the only divers on the boat, and they only take a maximum of six divers out at a time. Robert was a great help to us when we had gear problems and getting back in the boat.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Florida, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Galapagos Islands]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas surge
Water Temp 75-79°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [
We were told to turn if we got as shallow as 10 ft. or under.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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