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Dive Review of Ocean Divers/Marina Del Mar in
The Continental USA/Key Largo Florida

Ocean Divers/Marina Del Mar: "good trip Ocean Divers Key Largo", May, 2015,

by Kenneth Meyer, NY, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8209 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We did this trip specifically for the wrecks of the Duane and the Speigel Grove. Stayed four days and each day alternated between wrecks, with second dive at Molasses Reef for shallow dive. Both Wrecks were past 100' with lots of surface chop and some current.
Speigel Grove Trips were all pretty crowded with 20 plus on the boat. The smaller Duane had much less people on each trip. The Boat left promptly at 8am and we were always the first to the wreck sites. We enjoyed Captain Graham and mates Tuck, Bronwyn, and Opus aboard the Santana. Captain and crew were always good about keeping head counts and taking attendance before leaving the dive site. Morning Dive was pulling into dock at about 11:30 and a Locked drying area was provided for storing gear. Connie from Ocean Dive, was great always pleasant and helpful in getting us signed up for dive trips and hotel accommodations. The Marina Del Mar Hotel,(rooms were clean and adequate) is right next to the Dive shop and Good food is available breakfast lunch and dinner. Was easy.. relaxed trip, I would definitely do it again.
Websites Ocean Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Miami, Cozumel, Cayman Islands,
Closest Airport Miami Getting There Fly to Miami rent car and drive to Key Largo (about an hour drive)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions There were crazy strict about coming on board with 500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments they had camera tank onboard
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