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Dive Review of Quiescence/Lime Tree Bay Resort, Long Key in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

Quiescence/Lime Tree Bay Resort, Long Key, Sep, 2004,

by Paul and Donna Lima, TN, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports). Report 1927.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Belize, Roatan, Cayman Brac
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions one hour, loosely enforced
max depth of reef was 33 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]
A return trip to Quiescence after a long hiatus due to heart surgery. As a result Donna dove Nitrox as an added precaution though the dives were to be shallow reef dives at our request. We asked for, and got, Captain John Peacock who was born and bred in the Keys and highly knowledgeable about the dive sites, the local flora, fauna, weather, etc. He had been our Captain on our last visit making it a memorable experience. He was a fount of information on the effects on the reefs of the recent Hurricane Katrina. The dive operation has 3 boats, each carrying a maximum of 6 divers. The boats are spotlessly clean, spacious and fully equipped with O2, etc. Our two dives were on Molasses Reef which Captain John picked for maximum visibility given the residual silting from Katrina. The dive operation is excellent and caters to the dive preferences of those on board. They switch tanks between dives and assist with putting on and taking off equipment. Water is available but no snacks or beverages. Time limits are loosely enforced. Dive briefings are thorough regarding the topography as well as fish to be seen at the site. Routes are suggested but you dive on your own. This is a class operation.
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