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Conch Republic Divers/ holiday Inn, Key Largo Full report   Key Largo & West   "very good wreck diving at Key Largo"
drove from SRQ to Key largo & Key West to dive WRECKS with my son during a school break. I'm an emeritus PADI/ NAUI instructor. he... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2019   robert h neff jr
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Pacific Star Full report LiveAboard SoCal Coastal   "Catalina and San Clemente"
Perfect weather for a three day island trip. Left Friday night and began diving Saturday morning. Five dives were available Satu... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2015   Robert Halem
250+ Dives
 
Sanctuary Full report   Monterey Bay, CA   This was my first experience on this boat and only my second in cold water. There were only two passengers on this six- pack boat, ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2008   Robert Halem
<100 Dives
 
Jupiter Dive Center Full report   Jupiter   "Best diving in Florida"
Diving with this shop is so easy. They run two day boats, the Republic IV and the Republic VII, each able to accommodate 20- 25 di... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2018   Robert Schlamowitz
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Spree Expeditions/ M/V Spree Full report LiveAboard Dry Tortugas / Key West   This is for May and August 2009. M/ V Spree is a 110 ft. steel hull that is set up excellent for diving 5 dives a day. One price ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2009   Roger Floerke
250+ Dives
 
Lucky Fish Scuba/ Playa Largo Marriott   Key Largo   "It was just us"
Earlier in the year we were on a liveaboard, which was great other than diving with a herd of people of varying skills. The really... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2022   Roger M Millar
<100 Dives
 
Pura Vida Divers Full report   West Palm Beach, FL   Every dive in West Palm Beach is a drift dive and our currents averaged being moderate for the 5 days of diving we did. Most of t... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
8/2007   Roger Roth
500+ Dives
 
M/V Fling Full report LiveAboard Flower Gardens & Stetson   A very well run 2- day trip, if a little bit like camping. Boat left the dock at 9: 30 pm Friday night and travels while divers sle... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2003   Roger Soape
250+ Dives
 
Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures Full report   West Palm Beach   Abernathy's is a consistently good, top- notch, solid operation - always safety conscious, helpful, and friendly. We went out on the ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   Ron & Dawn Steedman
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Jim Abernathy's Scuba Adventures Full report   West Palm Bch   Jim Abernathy's operation is always top notch. This was a club dive, on the Deep Obsession with only half of our usual number atten... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2009   Ron & Dawn Steedman
250+ Dives
 
Conch Republic Full report   Tavernier, Fl   Wreck Trek- The Bibb, Eagle, & Spiegel Grove. This was a club dive, with about 20 of us along. The Bibb lies on it's side, starts a... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
10/2008   Ron & Dawn Steedman
250+ Dives
 
Key Dives Full report   Islamorada, FL   We had cancelled the week before as seas were 5- 7 feet. By the following week, conditions had calmed down, and although the vis wa... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2009   Ron & Dawn Steedman
250+ Dives
 
Silent World Full report   Key Largo   Typical Keys operation, where the dive masters never get wet. The only refreshments on the boat was a cooler of water. We were to... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
8/2006   Ron & Dawn Steedman
100+ Dives
 
Capt. Pete's Ft. Myers/Diversity Full report   Deerfield Bch, FL   This was a dive boat rented by the dive center in Ft. Myers for an open water certification dive, where others could join in. The ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
7/2007   Ron & Dawn Steedman
100+ Dives
 
Scuba Quest, Cape Coral Full report   Bradenton, FL.   We have lived on FL gulfcoast for over 30 years, and this was our first gulf dive. We had 2 newly cert. family members, and needed... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Ron & Dawn Steedman
100+ Dives
 
Island Ventures/ Suites at Key Largo Full report       The accomodations were older, but nice, on the water ( adj. to a marina) with a pool. Bedroom upstairs with a pull out sofa downst... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
7/2007   Ron & Dawn Steedman
100+ Dives
 
Horizon Divers/ Ramada Full report   Key Largo, FL   The main purpose of this trip to complete my 12 year old son's open water certification. We have done most of our diving off Key ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2006   Ron Jyring
<100 Dives
 
Catalina Divers Supply/ Catalina Island Full report   California   We went on a 2- tank boat dive to two locations. Good: LOTS of very different, interesting fish. Very 'friendly' Garibaldi, ... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
9/2005   Ron Kloberdanz
<100 Dives
 
Spectre       "California Diving"
The Truth Boats are gone from Santa Barbara, or so I have heard they do day trips for $500. Spectre goes To Anacapa Island and San... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2021   Russell Person
500+ Dives
 
Truth Aquatics Full report   Santa Barbara Ca   I have dived with Truth Aquatics many times and I know their routines. Your arrival is the night before. The boat leaves at 4 am w... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2013   Russell Person
500+ Dives
 
Truth Aquatics/Sea Landing/ Truth Full report LiveAboard California   California diving is spectacular in many ways. This trip went to San Miguel Island where cold water from the north creates habitat... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
9/2008   Russell Person
250+ Dives
 
Peace Dive Center/ Peace Dive Boat Full report LiveAboard California   The Peace travels from Ventura California to our Channel Islands, where there is more life per square foot than anywhere else in t... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2008   Russell Person
500+ Dives
 
out to sea adventures Full report   Pt. Aransas, Texas   Captain Mike Miglini continues to run a highly professional Spearfishing operation. This time, we went out 26 miles to the oil rig... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2007   rusty hubbarth
250+ Dives
 
Out to Sea Adventures/ Port Aransas, Texas Full report   western Gulf of Mexico   The best Spearfishing trip I've ever gone on, with more fish, better Captain and crew, and better accomodations than I've encounte... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2006   Rusty Hubbarth
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Divers, Sea Dwellers, Conch Republic Divers/ Bayside Resort Full report   Key Largo, Flordida[N/A]   Key Largo: Bayside Resort: Ocean Divers, Sea Dwellers, and Conch Republic Divers, September 30- October 10, 2006, Jay & Sheila Harm... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
10/2006   S.A. Harmer
<100 Dives
 
Key Dives/ Ocean Point Suites Full report   Islamorada, Florida   We went on three two- tank trips with Key Dives. $75 guided 2- tank trip ($210 for 3 trips). Nice 42’ boat with 60 tank holders but ... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
4/2007   Scott Anders
100+ Dives
 
Rainbow Reef Divers Full report   Key Largo, Florida   We went on one two- tank trip with Rainbow Reef Divers. $75 for a non- guided 2- tank trip. Other dives this week included three two- ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2007   Scott Anders
100+ Dives
 
Blue Water Divers Full report   Key Largo, Florida   Vis: 90 feet first dive, 30 feet second dive. Water: 75 to 78 F, 4’ seas. We went on one two- tank trip with Blue Water Divers. $75... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2007   Scott Anders
100+ Dives
 
divers city Full report   florida keys   Didn't dive with these guys so I can't coment on there boat operations. Allong with tavenier dive center, divers city offers cust... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2006   Scott Johnson
100+ Dives
 
SouthPoint/ NA Full report   Key West   The boat, captain, and DMs was nice. The Vandenberg Wreck was great, even with 1 knot of current. Highly suggested. There is a ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2009   Scott Newland
100+ Dives
 
American Divers Full report   South Padre Island   One dive operation in South Padre, American Divers. It's owned and operated by a gentleman that has a vast amount of experience in... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2008   Sheri Guzick
100+ Dives
 
MV Spree Full report LiveAboard Gulf of Mexico   I have been diving with this operation since 1990, and still believe that the bang for the buck is terrific. The operation was ju... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2002   Steve Pittman
1000+ Dives
 
Discovery Diving Full report   North Carolina   This was our 3rd trip to NC graveyard in last 5 years. Each time has been with Discovery Diving on the Captain's Lady. Captain Ler... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2005   Steve Woerner
1000+ Dives
 
HMS Minnow/ Holiday Inn Key Largo Resort Full report   Florida   HMS Minnow: The HMS Minnow is a 25' boat - holds up to six divers. Jeff tailors the dives to your preferences. I was diving wit... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2004   Steven Altchuler
500+ Dives
 
www.deeper-dci.com Full report   S.E. Florida   Stayed at Marriott Ocean Point and it was very comfortable, the previous week we stayed at Marriott BeachPlace, which was also ver... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2004   Steven Blair
100+ Dives
 
Coral Island Charters Full report   Palm Beach   A couple of us decided to try Coral Island Charters in Palm Beach after phoning them and asking them we could dive a specific dive... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
7/2004   Steven Kovacs
250+ Dives
 
Olympus Dive Center/ America Suites Full report   North Carolina   I had read about diving the wrecks in North Carolina. I went in Sept as it is the off season and the water temperature and visibi... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2006   Steven Rosenfeld
500+ Dives
 
Pura Vida Divers Full report   Riviera Beach, FL   "Drift Dives from Riviera Beach, FL Atlantic coast"
Next time we will use Nitrox!! And hope that my new Suunto dive computer works well. We took the advice of local divers and joine... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2016   Sue J Estey
500+ Dives
 
Southpoint Divers Full report   Florida Keys   "Key West Vandenberg 2-tank dive"
The boat was far from full; there were 6 divers plus one dive guide, captain, and deckhand. This was good. There are buoys stati... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
6/2016   Sue J Estey
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
underwater explorers Full report   Boynton Beach Florida   I have been to South Florida before and think the Boynton Beach Reef is particularly nice. My dive buddy likes to get lobsters and ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2012   Susan Fanfarillo
500+ Dives
 
Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort Full report   Key Largo   Amy Slate's is a no- frills dive resort. The rooms are clean and convenient to the dive boat. The dive boat captain is GREAT - Capt... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2013   Susan Hilderbrand
? Dives
 
Scuba Emporium Full report   Ft. Lauderdale, FL   We booked with Scuba Emporium for 5 dives weeks before the trip, and also confirmed the dive time of 10am a few days before the di... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
5/2007   T Griffin
250+ Dives
 
Conch Republic Divers/ Bay Side Inn Full report   Key Largo   The focus of the trip was wrecks- the Spiegel Grove, Duane, Eagle and a few others. Typically we dove a wreck first in the mornin... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2013   Terence Taylor
100+ Dives
 
Truth Aquatics/ Vision Full report   California Channel islands   "Disappointed. "
Four years ago we had our best Cali trip ever, aboard Truth "Conception". See my post. This time we expected no less, aboard a f... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
8/2016   Theodore C Recupero
500+ Dives
 
Truth Aquatics/ Conception Full report   Channel Islands, California   It is the nicest, most comforatble boat I have been on. The food was excellent and plentiful. There was always something tasty to ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2012   Theodore C Recupero
100+ Dives
 
Sea Dogs Dive Center Full report       Dove wrecks off of Daytona/ Ponce Inlet. The wrecks are big open and easy to dive, the fish populations are incredible. Had 6 great... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2012   Theodore C Recupero
100+ Dives
 
Florida West Charters/Megadolon Charters Full report   Florida, Gulf Coast   8 dives over 3 days. Captain Dan was Knowledgable, helpful and seemed to be a comsumate profesional. Captain Steve, the owner, see... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
4/2012   Theodore C Recupero
100+ Dives
 
Lake Mohave Scuba Full report   Lake Mohave, Bullhead City AZ   We first dove with Randy, Jeff and Dan last winter. We had a great time and they have always been more than helpful, even if we alr... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2011   Theodore C Recupero
100+ Dives
 
Florida West Scuba/ none Full report   Venice, Florida   This is a great place to dive for the teeth of Carcharocles Megaladon. Yes, the teeth are laying right on top of the sand for you ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Thomas Daly
100+ Dives
 
Florida West Scuba/ none Full report   Venice, Florida   This is a great place to dive for the teeth of Carcharocles Megaladon. Yes, the teeth are laying right on top of the sand for you ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Thomas Daly
100+ Dives
 
Truth Aquatics Full report       This was a 3- day trip to the Cortes Bank. Truth did a good job of picking a favorable weather window. As a result, we were able ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2014   Thomas Anklam
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Black gold   Venice Fla.   "Meg tooth hunting"
Michael, the owner operator and dive master was on time, complete with an abusive attitude, bullying from the start. Wouldn’t allo... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
9/2022   Thomas huggins
500+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Locker Full report   Panama City   "Canceled last minute"
Booked 2 weekday dives for my wife and I with Dive Locker driving in from N. O. Reported to dive shop at 8am for 8: 30 dive. Short d... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Thomas McGinnis
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aqatic Safaris Full report   Wilmington, NC   My son and I made special advance arrangements (3 months ahead) with Aquatic Safaris in Wilmington, NC to complete the 5 required ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2008   Tim
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Divers Full report   Key Largo, FL   We've dived with Ocean Divers in Key Largo since '04 and this trip was just as great. Weather was forecast to be windy with 4- 6 se... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2009   Tim McCabe
<100 Dives
 
Rainbow Reef Dive Center Full report   Key Largo, FL   We recently spent a week in Key Largo with the Rainbow Reef Dive Center. The dive center is located in a kiosk in the front parki... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2009   Tim Schultz
<100 Dives
 
Looe Key Dive Center (LKDC) Full report   Florida Keys (Looe Key)   "Great outfit to dive Looe Key!"
We were 5 divers, two with 35yrs experience, two w/ 20yrs, and one newly certified 12yo. Sara & I had previously dived Looe Key man... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   Timothy Bever
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Lost Reef Adventures Full report       "We have had a long love affair with Lost Reef Adventures"
We have had a long love affair with Lost Reef Adventures (LRA) We've been diving with Nick and LRA since the late 80's. Now we're... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2018   Timothy Bever
250+ Dives
 
Parrot Island Scuba Full report   Pompano Beach, Florida   I was going to be in the Broward County area for a few days and was looking for an inexpensive way to set up some lodging and divi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2008   Tom Carlson
100+ Dives
 
Porthole Charters Full report   Puget Sound, Washington State   This was an excellent trip on a brand new dive boat operated by Captain Mike Fergeson of Porthole Charters. The boat was the Mark ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2008   Tom Carlson
100+ Dives
 
Bandito Charters Full report   Puget Sound, WA   Captain Rick Myers, RJ was the DM/ deckhand, boat was the Sampan, a 43’ 14 passenger dive boat. The boat is Coast Guard Inspected w... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2008   Tom Carlson
100+ Dives
 
Florida Keys Dive Center Full report   Upper Keys (Key Largo)   I dove with this operator for four two tank day trips and a night dive. I had my newly certified 14 year old daughter with me. Sh... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2006   Tom Chase
100+ Dives
 
Quiescence Diving Services Full report   Key Largom FL   "Key Largo, Florida- healthy reefs, great dive company"
Great dive experience. Three 2- tank morning dives, one night dive. Dove on the Benwood wreck (morning & night dives), North North ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2016   Tom O'Connor
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Jupiter Dive Center Full report   Jupiter   At 8am I checked in with Steve Metcalf who is a dive master at Jupiter Dive Center. As part of the dive, Steve asked two Dive Mast... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2012   Torsten Gross
<100 Dives
 
Narcosis Dive Charter Full report   West Palm Beach   I arrived at the marina at 9: 15am, followed closely by Nelson, a super nice deck hand. I still had to confirm with Van, the captai... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2012   Torsten Gross
<100 Dives
 
Seahorse Divers Full report   [Grant's Pass ,Oregon   ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2002   tracy simon
250+ Dives
 
Blue Water Divers/ N/A Full report   Key Largo   We stayed at a family owned house, so have no comments on accommodations. The diving in Key Largo is great - clear, mostly calm, w... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2006   Tricia Coyle
<100 Dives
 
Key Dives at Bud and Mary's Marina/ N/A Full report   Islamorada, Florida   Key Dives at Bud and Mary’s Marina, Islamorada, Florida, January 2007, Vern Svereika (diverdownunder@hotmail. com), Fulton NY. Exp... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2006   Vern Svereika
100+ Dives
 
Jupiter Dive Center/ La Quinta or Waterfront Inn Full report   Jupiter, Florida   We reside in Tampa but make the trip to Jupiter as often as possible. Jupiter diving with Jupiter Dive Center is our favorite U. S... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2010   Veronica Harding
100+ Dives
 
Amoray Slate Dive Resort/ same Full report   Key Largo, FL   My wife and I stayed at the resort on Memorial Day weekend as a package deal. - Two- two tank boat trips plus a one tank night... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
5/2006   Walt Suita
250+ Dives
 
Miami Bay Tours Full report       This was a unique dive trip for us. Years ago we decided to spend eternity at the underwater cemetery off Miami, called NEPTUNE S... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2013   Warren Sprung
500+ Dives
 
Santa Rosa Dive Shop Full report   Blue Hole Santa Rosa, NM   This site is easy to locate within the city of Santa Rosa, NM. A dive permit is required and may be purchased at the visitor cent... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2007   Wayne Taylor
250+ Dives
 
Gilboa Quarry Full report   Ohio   Gilboa Quarry is a local quarry privately owned and established for divers. There is a $12 fee for divers, $6 fee for non- divers, ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2005   Wayne Taylor
100+ Dives
 
White Star Quarry Full report   Ohio   White Star dive site is a modest operation that is a descent training site for beginner divers. There are three platforms which i... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
5/2006   Wayne Taylor
100+ Dives
 
Multiple - See Narrative Full report   Florida Keys   KEY WEST: Soutpoint divers. The shop is located on Duval Street in downtown KW. Nice facility, Caters to the tourist crowd, bu... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2002   William & Frances Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
Bonsai Diving Full report   Key West   Bonsai Diving ( [. . . ] ) located in Key West operates with a center console dual hull boat about 28 feet in length (ma... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
7/2008   William Deertz
500+ Dives
 
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