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#37375 - 05/06/12 08:50 AM Key West or Key Largo for checkout dives
Yobub Offline
new diver

Registered: 05/06/12
Posts: 2
I am bringing my 14 year old son down to the keys in a few weeks to complete his PADI check out dives. We can dive in either key west or key largo. Does anyone have a strong opinion as to which area is better for a beginning diver? I'd like to avoid strong currents, etc.

I've done trips out of key west, but it's been a while (10 yes) since I've done Key Largo. Also, any recommendations for dive shops who are better with teenagers and check out dives?

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#37377 - 05/11/12 10:15 AM Re: Key West or Key Largo for checkout dives [Re: Yobub]
BobG Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 424
Loc: Irvine, CA
Key Largo would be my choice for taking the new diver out for a first experience. Pennekamp park is right there and being a protected area like it is, there is just so much more to see. It'll make a much better impression on a new, young diver.

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