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Address: 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
Phone Number: +1 305-743-9633
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Description: Dive Duck Key in the heart of the Florida Keys is a full service retail...
Dive Duck Key in the heart of the Florida Keys is a full service retail scuba diving shop. Our dive shop and dive boat, the Seafari, are located at the Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida. We specialize in reef and wreck scuba diving in the Florida Keys. Hawks Cay Resort is oceanside, which allows us to get to our destination quickly for a great day of scuba diving in the middle Keys. The coral reef off Duck Key is as close as 3 miles from our dock. Diving with our shop, Dive Duck Key, we can show you up to 30 different dive spots, located off Duck Key, mile marker 61, on the 180 mile chain of the Florida Keys' coral reef. The Florida Keys' coral reef is composed of thin plates or layers of calcium carbonate secreted over thousands of years by billions of tiny, soft-bodied animals called coral polyps. The reef is constantly growing new colonies of polyps on top of the skeletons of older ones. These coral formations can be seen just under the water's surface to deeper than we can dive recreationally. Dive Duck Key has a long list of fun things to do while vacationing in the Florida Keys. We offer great scuba diving trips, resort courses, SNUBA(R), and full scuba diving certification lessons. We rent all types of scuba gear - including tanks, regulator consoles, dive lights, weight belts, full/shorty wet suits, hoods, mask, prescription masks, fins, open heel fins with booties, snorkels - whatever you need to dive the Florida Keys. We also repair scuba diving equipment and we can fill your tanks with air, and have nitrox tanks available for rental. Dive Duck Key has a large inventory of scuba and snorkel retail items. Plus, our T-shirts are great; pirates, scuba dive and snorkel scenes, and of course, sharks!
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My group and I went Snuba-ing with DDK. Schwanky was the best guide. I was unsure about this experience and he talked me through the whole process. Once I got the hang of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My group and I went Snuba-ing with DDK. Schwanky was the best guide. I was unsure about this experience and he talked me through the whole process. Once I got the hang of the breathing tube, it was amazing. Schwanky found beautiful creatures for us (starfish, lobster, blowfish) to look and and touch. I highly recommend this experience...can't wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Dan, Scotty, and Schwanky (forgive me for the spelling haha) were awesome!!! Best experience on a vacation EVER! The wildlife was incredible and the crew is so helpful. Got some of the most incredible photos and the experience was priceless! The Dale Clan! Paul Anita Tiffani Brandon Jessica August 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The staff at dive duck key was amazing. They were well-prepared and professional the entire time. The dive was beautiful. Can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The staff is accommodating and encouraging to children and adults. The trip to the reef was enjoyable and soda and water was provided. The dive instructors were top notch. We can't wait to do this again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We really didn't enjoy this one. There were no guides to show us the reef and we didn't know where to go (guides were an extra $150) No dive computers and we didn't have watches so we were guessing when our time was up. Had to surface a few times to see if we were ok on time still. We... More 

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Outriggerz, Owner at Dive Duck Key, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. My name is Joe and I own Dive Duck Key, along with my wife. We are both dive instructors with over 15 years experience and I also served our customers as Capt. for many years. Many divers enjoy diving in the U.S. specifically for the freedom to dive as... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ours kids were interested in learning to SCUBA dive so we thought SNUBA would be a great first opportunity for them. After an initial miscommunication, Kati did all she could to get the problem solved and went above and beyond to make things all right. Keely was very helpful on the boat ride there showing us all we might see... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stayed at Hawks Cay and reserved a 4-hour private charter a month in advance with Dive Duck Key. Eight of us participated in either snorkel, snuba, or scuba. Snuba, which requires a dedicated guide, is the most costly of the three options. But if you want to dive and are not certified, snuba is the way to go. Captain... More 

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Decatur, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We really liked the staff and crew at DDK but a couple of their policies just about wrecked our dives. We went for lobster fishing and my husband specifically asked about extra equipment. He was told they provided it all. That was not the case and we were forced to spend $150.00 in the dive shop on what we could... More 

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Outriggerz, Owner at Dive Duck Key, responded to this review

I do appreciate that you got along with us, as crew. My name is Joe, I am the owner of Dive Duck Key along with my wife. I was also the Capt. of one of our charter boats that was offering "hunting" trips on the two day mini season 7/29 and 7/30 (posting on 8/3 about going lobstering narrows it... More 

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We did snuba and snorkeling. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We felt safe and had a great time. Highly recommended!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I cannot recommend Dive Duck Key. Let me tell you my story. My wife is a certified SCUBA diver. Our daughter just got old enough to seek her certification. We thought we would add this to our family activities and enjoy a new way to see the world and share our lives. We went to the very wonderful Louisville Dive... More 

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