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

Key Dives/Fiesta Key RV Resort: "Safety considerations mean I would not dive with them again.", Apr, 2017,

by Samuel B Johnson, NC, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9573 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I was on an RV vacation in the Florida Keys and wanted to sample some new dive operations. In general I had a mediocre experience with Key Dives. The people were pleasant, and I enjoyed two unremarkable dives, typical of Florida Keys diving. However, on each of my dives there was a serious safety concern. After the first dive, when the captain called the roll to make sure all divers were back on the boat, he skipped my name and did not call it. Had I still been in the water, no one would have known. When asked, the captain admitted that it was not the case that I failed to hear; he had in fact skipped my name. It didn't seem to bother him much(!). On the second dive, I was one of a three diver group led by a divemaster. I stopped to take a photograph, and when I looked up, the divemaster and the rest of the group had disappeared. Luckily, I'm a fairly experienced diver, so I got back to the boat by myself, but it struck me that the divemaster seemed rather unconcerned that one of her group was missing. She returned with the rest to the boat and made no comment when I showed up later. Luckily the boat had not left without me. I did more diving during the vacation in that part of the Keys, but I would not dive with that operation again. Incidentally, one other negative is that there is essentially no provision for dealing with oneself or one's gear after one gets back to the dock, e.g., no showers, no rinse buckets, etc.
Websites Key Dives   Fiesta Key RV Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Almost all of my diving has been in the Caribbean and Florida. I've dived a half dozen times in California, and once each in North Carolina and the Mediterranean. Caribbean diving includes Dominica, Roatan, Utila, Curacao, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Saba, Cozumel and Grand Turk
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. Very relaxed attitude toward an experienced diver (500+ dives), even though it had been two years since my last dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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