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Dive Review of Key Dives in
The Continental USA/Islamorada, FL

Key Dives, May, 2009,

by Ron & Dawn Steedman, Fl, Lee (Top Contributor Top Contributor 33 reports). Report 4829.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Hawaii, Palm Bch., Barbados, Virgin Is., Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We had cancelled the week before as seas were 5-7 feet. By the following week, conditions had calmed down, and although the vis wasn't great-it wasn't terrible either, and the seas were calm. We did 4 dives with them-the dives are guided- three were just ok patch reefs; one of those dives where shrimps and hermit crabs are being pointed out. The last dive was on Alligator Reef- which is always like diving in a fish bowl- nurse sharks, green and spotted morays, mid night parrots, large school of cudas, grunts, lobsters, margates - a real delight. The operation is very friendly, serves orange slices between dives; water is available. A roll call is always taken, and a dive breifing given. Entering and exiting is easy; but we don't like removing our fins so far from the boat on the line. The operation will set up, and switch over your equipment between dives, but make sure you check it yourself- one of our party missed a dive becase of a faulty connection. They will rinse and stow your equipment overnight- be sure to check everything is there before you leave the dock. Lazy Days restaurant- 2 doors down from Bud & Mary's Marina- has great food, and a great view.
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