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Dive Review of Key Dives/Breezy Palms in
The Continental USA/Islamorada

Key Dives/Breezy Palms: "Nice Time diving in the Keys", Oct, 2014,

by John kirkenir, NJ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7824.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Miami Getting There Newark to Miami drive 2 hours to Islamorada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions return to boat with 500 psi, computers for everyone
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments We did a group dive trip to the Keys. There were 12 divers in our group. We stayed at the Breezy Palms. This could be a really charming resort but as it sits right now it's in dire need of rehab. Everything is really old and tired. The layout is nice right on the ocean with great views of Alligator Reef Tower. The beach area is nicely furnished. It's a Keys beach so no really sandy areas or waves. But fun though. The pool area is nice but the furniture around it is old. The oceanview suite we stayed in was nice but the bathroom was just gross. Old beyond the point of cleanable. The kitchenette was useful but the old formica tops and pressed wood cabinets have to go. No dishwasher either (what?). A good cheap place to stay with the guys on a dive trip but not the place to go on a vacation with the family or bride.

On to the diving. We dove with Key Dives which is about a quarter mile down the road from the hotel. They have a very nice shop and the diving was done from their 46' Newton. The shop is well organized and clean and so is the boat. We g ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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