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Dive Review of Quiescence Diving Services/Holiday Inn in
The Continental USA/Key Largo, Florida

Quiescence Diving Services/Holiday Inn, Nov, 2010,

by Eric A Frick, IL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 5832.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving U.S. Great Lakes, Hawaii, Mexico, various Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 75 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hr. max, return to boat with at least 500 p.s.i.
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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 Care is taken with cameras but there is little "special" attention given.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This at least my 5th time with Quiescence and these folks do not disappoint. Their boats accomodate 6 divers and are not equipped with heads. Be advised that the boat captain handles all aspects of your experience on board but they do not dive with you. Trips from their dock to typical divesites take 45 min. to an hour. The service they give is great from the time you make the reservation until you check out on your way out of town.

We took the package they offer with the Holiday Inn 2+ miles south of their shop. The hotel is well run and a decent choice with a good pool bar. Coconuts restaurant is a quick walk down the dock.

We were undeniably lucky when it came to weather and underwater visibility on this trip. We did 8 dives over 3 days and experienced wonderful conditions. Soft corals appeared to be in great shape. Fish populations and variety were very good. Hard corals were present but not abundant. The Florida Keys remain a solid choice for divers. We will be back.
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