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

Key Dives/Chesapeake Resort: "Florida Keys", Oct, 2015,

by Jacqulyn Bartilucci, NJ, US ( 2 reports). Report 8687.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We dove with Key Dives for two days and had a great time. My friend and I were there celebrating our birthdays (60 and 64) and both have many dives and have been diving together forever. The entire staff, from the desk when we checked in to boat crew were very professional and helpful. The dive sights were good, the boat big and easy to get off and on. We saw several Queen Conchs feeding. It was amazing. They even found and mailed my mask back to NJ, without charging me for shipping. This is the best run dive shop we have found in the Keys. We've been diving the different shops for years and this is our new spot. We will definitely be back.

Chesapeake Resort in Islamorada had a reciprocal agreement with the shop. We got one 2 tank dive included with our room. The place was beautiful and the room was great. We had a little villa, room 305. The only negative was the breakfast. It was pretty sad, frozen waffles, fake eggs, dry bacon. But the rest of the restaurants in Islamorada were excellent and made us forget breakfast. We will definitely do this again.
Websites Key Dives   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Vegas (dove Colorado River), Florida
Closest Airport Miami or Ft. Lauderdale Getting There Flew into Ft. Lauderdale and drove to Islamorada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All the dives were guided. But, the guides were fun and let us do our own thing.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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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