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Dive Review of Scuba-Do in
The Continental USA/Key Largo

Scuba-Do, Dec, 2010,

by Andy Kenley, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports). Report 5865.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Colombia, Fl Keys, Roatan, Fl.Caverns, Fl Panhandle, Bonaire, Aruba, Bahamas, Caymans, St.Martens, Cozumel, Palm Beaches, Fiji, PNG, GBR, Coral Sea, Kosrae, Yap, Palau, Kauai, Kona
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no deco suggested
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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 N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 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 Had the opportunity to dive the Spiegel Grove on two consecutive days.
Both days there was a slight surface current, enough current on the wreck to tauten your reef hook,no more. The first day, there were five divers,the second day three. It is a beautiful,magical,ghostly intact wreck,very fishy,large groupers,attendant barracudas,and lovely soft corals.There are plenty of swim throughs that are easily accessible to any level of diver.The second dives were on the Benwood Wreck and French Reef. Both were excellent. Turtles, every kind of reef fish were on parade. I saw a beautiful File Fish with coloration I had never seen before. The corals were very clean, very little visible algae. The Elkhorn coral was particularly vibrant. I can only hope that the introduction of a central sewer system in Key Largo is having a beneficial effect.The Capt. and his mate were absolutely first rate. They didn't treat you like you were a two year old.
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