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TaNoO

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Hi all,
I'm really new to scuba diving. I only have 3 ocean dives under my belt. I'd like to go diving in the keys on my birthday. I really like the way JASA, by palm beach, operates, one big group with a dive guide. I'm wondering if there is any decent charter in the keys do that. If not, Can anyone recommend a charter and dive locations that is good for my tiny little experience:D? Thank you
 

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Depends where in the Keys. Upper Keys I would highly recommend Silent World or Conch Republic! Key West I would recommend Southpoint! I'm sure some others will chime in with their two cents as well :)
 

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I'd like to go to the upper keys since I heard it's really pretty and colorful. Do those 2 charters provide a dive guide?
I'd like to have a dive guide dive with me since I'm still not comfortable in the water. Thank you.
 

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I believe Rainbow Reef puts a DM in the water with you

Its uncomon in the Keys unless you arrainge for a guide in advance and pay for their services - cost is like $50 - 75 per dive - Rainbow offers this service w/out charge and if this is important to you, they may be your best bet.

However.....w/ the exception of some of the deeper wrecks, and the deeper areas of the popular sites, most of the sites are shallow - 25 - 40 ft - and fairly easy to navigate.
 

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I'd like to go to the upper keys since I heard it's really pretty and colorful. Do those 2 charters provide a dive guide?
I'd like to have a dive guide dive with me since I'm still not comfortable in the water. Thank you.

TaNoO,

We don't usually put a guide in the water, but with the discounts you get booking online with our shop I'm sure we can work something out.

Good Diving,
 

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Thank you all for your help, but I have to put the trip on hold because I just got into a car accident. It bent my spine, so I have to go through Spine Manipulation. I don't want to carry a tank until the sessions are completed. For now, I'm gonna have to settle for snorkeling:banana:. Thank you.
 

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Thank you all for your help, but I have to put the trip on hold because I just got into a car accident. It bent my spine, so I have to go through Spine Manipulation. I don't want to carry a tank until the sessions are completed. For now, I'm gonna have to settle for snorkeling:banana:. Thank you.

Oh my....Take care of yourself and get well soon. The Keys isn't going anywhere and we hope to see you down here when you get better. Snorkeling is a great way to get in the water and I'm sure it will be on the DR's list of approved exercises....but check with them first just to make sure.

Good Diving,
 
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