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Dive Review of Quiescence Diving Services/Hampton Inn in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

Quiescence Diving Services/Hampton Inn: "Great Trip", Sep, 2015,

by Craig Williams, AL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8351.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Quiescence was recommended by my IDC instructor. Sure glad I asked who to dive with first. "Q" runs only 'six-pack' 25ft boats. They are very comfortable and laid out well. "Q" will run a trip with as few as 2 divers. Dives are not guided, but are available if requested in advance. The boat captains are probably the most knowledgable in the area. We had Capt. Tim (a third generation Largoan) We dove 'Captain's Choice' for location and weren't disappointed. Tim kept us away from the Labor Day crowds and the 'Cattle Boats'. Most all of the dives were fairly shallow (deepest of 43 fsw). The reefs were much better than I had anticipated. Almost on the level of Bonaire.

The dive shop staff and operation was run very efficiently and relaxed. Every staff person was knowledgable and willing to answer any questions and offer any help. I usually try to pack all of my own gear (and I did for this trip). "Q" is a ScubaPro exclusive gear shop. All of their rental BC's appeared almost brand new and in very good shape. I could have saved on the extra airline weight by not packing my BC.

At each dive site we were given a thorough, detailed, yet short briefing. The captains dive these waters, too. We were asked to return to the boat within a reasonable period of time or 500 psi, whichever came first.

I would, without question, return to Quiescence again and again.

Websites Quiescence Diving Services   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Bonaire, Hawaii, Thailand, other Caribbean locales
Closest Airport Getting There Flew into Ft. Lauderdale and rented a car and drove. Miami traffic is nuts!

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 86-88°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-65 Ft/ 9-20 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't touch, don't move, don't take. 500 psi.
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 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments We dive with a GoPro and a Canon D30. The boats have a fresh water hose for rinse. We did have others on one our trips with some very sophisticated gear - they seemed very pleased.
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