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Key Largo - where to stay, who to dive with?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Zesty, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Broct

    Broct Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle
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    Horizon divers are really good. Nice boats, friendly boat crew and staff. If you dive doubles they will rent twin alm 80's. Really enjoyed a double dip on the Grove. My wife really enjoy her dives here as a new diver. Hope that helps..

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  2. Thiad

    Thiad Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location:
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    I've stayed at the Hilton and was very happy. Been trying to make this an annual trip over New Years. Also, both times I've dove with Rainbow Reef and absolutely am pleased with them!
     
  3. scallop

    scallop Orca

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: just east of columbus, oh
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    Add another vote for ocean pointe. Good location and nice condos. Not much of a restaurant on sight though. Stop at Harriettes for breakfast at least once, great food and tons of it.
     
  4. CajunDiva

    CajunDiva Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Louisiana
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  5. Katch

    Katch Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
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    Hey, I never thought of that. I always buy the local Entertainment Book and end up rarely using any coupons.:dork2:

    Gotta buy the Florida Keys version next year...
     
  6. jffknapp

    jffknapp Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Key Largo, FL
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    Horizon Divers is my shop of choice and i always rent a condo or house from vrbo.com. Over Christmas that means u can find one with a hot tub :wink:
     
  7. conchrandy

    conchrandy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Key Largo, Fl
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    Shameless plug-Pennekamp. If not, just about any (with a few exceptions) will do. Old Friends at OD, consistent. Nothing but good things heard about Scuba Do, Silent World or that "new kid on the block", Sail, Fish, Scuba.
     
  8. mselenaous

    mselenaous Island girl ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Key Largo, FL... Dive Capital of the World
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    When are you coming back so we can dive together this time! PS the infamous paella restaurant closed so we'll have to go to another favorite. :)

    ---------- Post added April 9th, 2013 at 11:13 AM ----------

    The Florida Keys is the dive capitol of the world (or so the Welcome sign at the entrance says...lol).
    Key Largo, is an eat, sleep, dive town. Key West has some diving and alot of touristy activities.

    There are more dive ops than gas stations here so there is something for everyone. Many operators participate here on Scubaboard so feel free to contact them. There are small 6 pack boats if you have a small party, there are medium sized boats, and there are big boats (usually roomy and very stable for those that could get seasick). There are shops that cater to hunters or rebreathers or tech divers. A few include a free dive guide (usually an intern), a few have their boats parked right outside a hotel, one op caters to non-English speaking Germans, French, & Spanish speakers, a couple that only sell gear. There are several career development centers.

    It all depends on what YOUR expectations & abilities are. I recommend you do a search as this is a very common topic and you will find many often praised ops, contact those ops to see if they match your expectations. I have friends at many ops and we all work hard so that you have a fun safe dive vacation and come back again.

    I am an independent instructor and work with several shops in town. Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance with customized diving or accommodation recommendations.
    Let me know when you are in town, maybe we can meet for a :cheers:.

    Welcome to the Keys! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sea Dwellers Rob

    Sea Dwellers Rob Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Key Largo
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  10. Force-E Divers

    Force-E Divers ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Riviera Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, FL
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    Ever consider heading North a little bit? Pompano Beach area has some great reefs and wrecks. And then there is the World Famous Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach...a must do activity!

    If you are interested, give us a call and we can hook you up with a local dive boat.

    Cheers,
     

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