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Florida Keys Diving/Snorkeling

With North America’s only living coral barrier reef stretching alongside the length of The Florida Keys (located just five miles offshore) diving and snorkeling is some of the most diverse in the world, attracting novice and expert divers from across the globe. The Florida Keys boast the first undersea park in history – John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, a location also known as the “Diving Capital of the World.”

For Florida Keys Diving/Snorkeling Adventures, please select an island location:

Key Largo
Islamorada
Marathon
Key West

Key Largo
Key Largo has been protected from spear fishing and coral collection for four decades and is an integral portion of the 2,800-square-nautical-mile Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary six miles offshore. Key Largo also features six unique Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPA’s) where even hook and line fishing is prohibited.

Key Largo Snorkeling/diving sites include: Spiegel Grove (wreck dive), Christ of the Abyss, Molasses Reef, Benwood Wreck, The Elbow, Bibb and Duane

Islamorada

Islamorada offers a wide variety of shallow coral reefs, mini walls, shipwrecks, and even an underwater habitat for scientific research, the Aquarius.

Snorkeling/diving sites include: The Eagle (wreck dive), Davis Reef, Alligator Reef (marked by a 136-foot-tall lighthouse), Conch Reef.

Holiday Isle Beach Resorts & Marina
The Holiday Isle Dive shop is a full service dive shop that has everything you need for an enjoyable dive/snorkel experience. Our 35′ custom dive boat, the “Capt. Scuba” makes two dive/snorkel trips daily. Snorkeling lessons are complimentary on trips. Our charter area is from Alligator Reef to Conch Reef including the Wreck of the Eagle.

Location: MM 84 oceanside
Cost: Dive trips $75.00 per person (includes equipment)
Snorkel trips $39.00 per person (with or without equipment)
Times Offered: 9am & 1pm
Duration: 3 hours
Activity Level: Medium – high
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Marathon
Marathon’s reefs offer great variety in coral formations and fish life. The crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean reveal a marine wilderness comprised of an extensive spur-and-groove coral complex and numerous well-developed patch reefs. Each reef is populated by a vast array of Caribbean tropical fish and invertebrates, with the fascinating addition of both modern and historical shipwrecks to complete the tremendous sport dive appeal of the region.

Snorkeling/diving sites include: Adelaide Baker, Sombrero Reef, Coffin’s Patch, Delta Shoals and The Thunderbolt

A Deep Blue Dive Center
Come with the A Deep Blue Dive Center crew to explore the only living coral reef in North America, aboard one of their fully equipped vessels. The “Turtle,” a 34 foot Crusader, a six passenger vessel. The “Sea Diver” a 30 foot, twenty-two passenger vessel or the forty-nine passenger, 45 foot Corinthian Catamaran “Island Time.”

A Deep Blue Dive Center consists of the finest Captains, and Scuba/Snorkel Dive Professionals. Our Dive Professionals are all certified dive instructors that can teach you how to dive in a day, provide you with full scuba certification, or broaden your diving horizons with specialty scuba classes.

We offer more than 50 Florida Keys diving locations on our beautiful reef line with only 30 feet or less. There are also special spots for a wide variety of dives.

Location: MM53.5, Oceanside
Cost: Two Location Dive Trip – $70–$120 Night Dive $103
Snorkeling $44
Duration: Full Day and Multiple Day Trips Available
Activity Level: High

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Key West & Lower Keys

Key West’s largest and most pristine reefs are located several miles off shore and are best visited with the help of professional dive and snorkel charter services.

The Lower Keys are the least developed of the Florida Keys and in many ways the most natural. The most notable location for Key West diving and snorkeling is the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. In 1981, Looe Key reef was designated a national Marine Sanctuary, prohibiting all spear fishing, coral collection, and lobstering. As a result, large schools of friendly fish and a complete reef ecosystem remain preserved.

Snorkeling/diving sites include: Sand Key (marked by a large iron lighthouse and more than 10 miles of coral reefs of varying depths), Joe’s Tug, Ten-Fathom Ledge, The Cayman Salvor, Nine Foot Stake, Kedge Ledge and The Atocha

Dive Trip – Captain’s Corner
Two tank, two location dive. Make two dive stops along North America’s only living coral reef. Must be a licensed diver. PADI Gold 5-star facility.

Location: 631 Greene Street
Cost: $70 – with rental equipment; $40 – without rental equipment
Times Offered: 9:30AM & 2PM
Duration: 4 hours
Activity Level: High

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PADI Scuba Dive Certification – Captain’s Corner
The course includes five academic modules, five skill development pool sessions and four open water dives. Includes instruction, equipment rental, boat fees and certification card. Does not include the logbook, course text book or student photograph (all of which are required). Must be at least 16 years old.

Location: 631 Greene Street
Cost: $375 per person
Times Offered: Reservations required
Duration: 3 days
Activity Level: High

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Reef Snorkeling – Fury Water Sports
Get up close and personal with vibrant marine life as you discover North America’s only living coral reef system. Includes complimentary beer, wine and soda.

Location: Westin Marina
Cost: $40 & $45 per person
Times Offered: 9:30AM & 1PM
Duration: 3 hours
Activity Level: Medium

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Snorkel & Kayak Tour – Lazy Dog Charters
Explore the backcountry and hundreds of mangrove islands with this Florida Keys snorkeling and kayak tour. Experience friendly encounters with rare wildlife that call the Florida Keys home including birds, mammals and tropical fish. Guided.

Location: Hurricane Hole Marina
Cost: $60 per person
Times Offered: Reservations required
Duration: 4 hours
Activity Level: High

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"Stay" Safe with KeysCaribbean - Information about what we are doing to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

We’re preparing for a safe re-opening soon (June 1st is our goal date) with additional measures to keep you, your family, our employees, and contractors as safe as possible during your return to our Florida Keys paradise.

1. As recommended by the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, guests shall be advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them, including any area where guests or employees queue.

2. During all times in which the usage of masks/face coverings is recommended by the CDC and/or other local health authorities guests and employees or contractor will be required to wear a mask/face covering if unable to maintain 6 ft distance or inside of any building other than the guests rented space.

3. Contactless Check-In. Pre-arrival instructions including a digital door lock code will be emailed to each guest prior to arrival. No need to meet anyone face-to-face before entering the rental space.

4. If not wearing protective gloves, all employees shall follow CDC guidance regarding hand-washing. Employees shall wash their hands for at least 20 seconds, or use sanitizer when a sink is not available, after any of the following activities: using the restroom, sneezing, touching the face, cleaning, smoking, eating, drinking, accepting items from a guest, taking a break, and before a shift and as needed throughout the shift. When possible, employees shall wear gloves for added protection
and sanitation efforts. Proper hand hygiene, in accordance with CDC guidelines, should be followed prior to and after removing the gloves.

5. Cleaning products and protocols shall include EPA-approved disinfectants that meet CDC requirements for use and effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens.

6. ULV Fogging between guest stays with EPA-approved, non-toxic disinfectants that meet CDC requirements for use and effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. ULV fogging will also be concentrated on non-removable bedding in each rental space.

7. In anticipation of individual concerns of guests, housekeeping shall not enter a guest room during a stay unless specifically requested, or approved, by the guest, or to comply with established safety protocols. Housekeeping shall maintain the practice of cleaning rooms thoroughly following check-out.

8. Professionally laundered linens and towels with the warmest allowable temperature so as not to degrade the quality of the product.

9. Non-emergency maintenance issues will be scheduled after guest departure to reduce contact risks for both our guests and our contractors. If assistance is needed during your stay we will ask for permission to enter the rental space to conduct necessary repairs as timely as we possibly can, however, please keep in mind delays could occur as our contractors do provide services to others outside of KeysCaribbean.

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