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Dive Review of Quiescence Diving Services in
The Continental USA/Key Largo (upper Keys)

Quiescence Diving Services: "Spiegel Grove in Key Largo - Great Dive!", Mar, 2017,

by Ed Vaillancourt, NM, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9528 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Solomon Islands, Fiji, Galapagos, Philippines, Fernando de Naronha, most of Caribbean, both coasts of US, Palau, Truk, Yap
Closest Airport Key West Getting There We drove down from Orlando, about 4.5 hours

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On wreck, 50 minute max, back on ship with 500 psi.
On the reef, same thing.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments My ratings here are for photography only. As a dive boat it was just fine, had shade and room, was clean, etc. Our boat had rinse capability f ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Was in Key Largo for meetings and I snuck away for a day of diving with my favorite dive buddy (my wife) we're both Divemasters and have been lucky enough to dive in many different places. We hate poor dive operations and/or a boat full of divers. Even the best dive location can be ruined by either of the above.

So, Quiescence was a great choice with guaranteed low diver count onboard (6 or less) on their 6 pack boats. The good ratings from other Undercurrent diver reports sealed the deal and so we walked into their dive shop hoping for the best. Kate greeted us and she was delightful, and it was the start of a great day. The rest of the staff were equally as friendly and helpful. So far, so good.

We were between two storm systems and the weather was good (today only) and more good luck, they had two other divers who also wanted to dive the Spiegel Grove that day; so we were good to go. They usually need at least four divers to dive the S ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gregory Bruce in CA, US at Apr 03, 2017 11:54 EST  
Thanks for the detailed report and for posting.
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