Key Largo

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Bric Martin
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Key Largo

Post by Bric Martin » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:56 pm

I spent a few days in Key Largo last week. The weather was perfect and the diving was great!! I dove with Ocean Divers, they are always a first class operation.

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The dives in the Key Largo area are very easy. They are shallow with very little current. The reefs drop down into channels, making navigation really easy

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The deeper dives are on the Spiegel Grove and the USS Duane. They were intentionally sunk for divers. At this point both wrecks have really good growth covering them.

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The nights in the Keys are really beautiful.

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As always I can't wait to go back!

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Re: Key Largo

Post by Gdog » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:34 pm

Wow. Really great shots! Thanks for the report

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Key Largo

Post by Scubie Doo » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:06 pm

Nice work Bric. Some really nice pics here.

What kind of shark is that? Looks like a Lemon or Silky??

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Post by ScubaJess » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:57 am

Beautiful!!! I'd love to go there one day. Thanks for the report! :)
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Re: Key Largo

Post by Bric Martin » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:58 pm

Scubie Doo wrote:What kind of shark is that? Looks like a Lemon or Silky??


That is a Caribbean Reef Shark. The reef Sharks were pretty good sized, in the six foot range. They were some of the biggest reef sharks that I have seen.

The highlight if the trip was a dive that I had never done before, it was called Conch Wall. FIU runs a habitat very near to that wall, it's called AQUARIUS. The wall is pristine, it is a long boat ride so it gets very little pressure. It was really spectacular, I didn't realize the Keys had diving of that quality. It was as good as any in the Carribbean.

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Re: Key Largo

Post by ArcticDiver » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:19 am

One of my favorite dive locations. They have easy, don't need a computer, watch or dive plan, just dive till the cylinder is empty dives. Then there are some that are challenging, like the Spiegel Grove and the Coast Guard Cutters. Both are deep and the variable current at the Spiegel Grove can be a challenge.

Something for everyone there and lots of very good ops.
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Re: Key Largo

Post by Scubak » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:06 am

Awesome pics and thanks for the report!!!
Now I have another place to go to..
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Re: Key Largo

Post by YellowEye » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:49 am

Fun diving, great photos!
I can't believe how many dive shops there are on Key Largo. Holy Moly!

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