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Dive Review of Key Dives in
The Continental USA/Florida Keys

Key Dives: "Great Dive Outfit in the Florida Keys", Mar, 2015,

by Terry H Anderson, TX, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 8161.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Because of an Undercurrent Report, we went with Key Dives on Islamorada, mile marker 79. (There are other dive shops with similar names.) It was spring break week, so they had 18 divers and two who were getting certified. Nevertheless, the boat captain and head DM, Mike, know how to run a tight operation. One DM with 6 divers. Show up at 8am, and leaving the pier at 8.30, and in the water by about 9. We did the wreck at 100 feet, and saw the largest Grouper of my scuba life. The second dive was filled with many large schools of small, colorful fish, and beautiful, young, healthy coral, an hour dive.
Mike was exceptional--loves his job--writing on his underwater board telling us the names of fish. The other DMs, Sam and Jeff, also were excellent. They all worked together to change out tanks and they gave great dive briefings. Friendly, efficient crew, and surprisingly good diving. Only regret is that we only dove with them one day.
Key Dives has excellent, new equipment, and even supply computers.
Websites Key Dives   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives/Galapagos/Indonesia/ Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 73-78°F / 23-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with DM to wreck, down the mooring line. Dive own profile on second, shallow dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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