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Dive Review of Scuba Do in
The Continental USA/Fl Keys

Scuba Do, Jun, 2009,

by Andy Kenley, FL, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports). Report 4832.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Colombia, Fl.(Keys, Springs, Pensacola, Palm Beach), Roatan, Bonaire, Bahamas, St. Marten, Aruba, Caymans, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars 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 N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I lived in and dove the Keys in the late 70's and 80's. Best Corals, best fish, I have ever seen. Then came the fall, white coral,algae, green water, It was terrible. Something has happened. The corals in Key Largo are coming back, the algae on the reef is greatly diminished. Visibility was good. Clouds of tropicals, snappers groupers, grunts. Very heartening. Now to the best part. World class wreck diving. We dove the Spiegel Grove, the current was ripping. The boys had all the lines just right. Spectacular Gorilla Diving. Of course once you gained the deck of the ship, and sheltered on the lee side of the current, calm as a swimming pool. Beautiful soft corals, nice variety of fish. Play the current right, and it was a beautiful dive. The next day we dove the Duane, minimal current ,80 viz at the bottom (120'). Gorgeous soft corals, scads of fish, Jacks, schooling cudas, Pompanos,and a rascally Goliath Grouper. The water was a beautiful gulf stream blue. It was such a great dive that my computer went into decompression mode, which shows how enraptured I was with the surroundings. One of the best dives of my life. I can't wait to go back. The crew at Scuba Do are very congenial,very capable,very flexible, and seemed totally committed to our satisfaction.
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