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Dive Duck Key

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Address: 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
Phone Number: +1 305-743-9633
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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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Bad conditions,great crew

Just did 2 tank dive with these guys and they were very helpful. Conditions were less than favorable but crew made the best of the conditions and helped everyone on board. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ken m
Comstock Park, Michigan
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Comstock Park, Michigan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just did 2 tank dive with these guys and they were very helpful. Conditions were less than favorable but crew made the best of the conditions and helped everyone on board. They had loads of sick divers and still seemed to make everyone enjoy themselves. Caption was very helpful and helped crew entire time, can't wait to do it again... More 

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Woodmere, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went out for a SNUBA dive. Instructors and captain were great. They were very safety conscious and extremely helpful & friendly.

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Arlington, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five senior women ages 60 to 72 head to Duck Key to dive. 3 experienced and 2 new to the sport. There were 13 divers total on board. The crew at Dive Duck Key was so nice and attentive. It was a day of rough seas so conditions were tough. The crew was in the water at the beginning of... More 

1 Thank Donna S
Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Dive Duck Key to do my checkout dives with them and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The instructors were great and the sights were great! After I finished my checkout dives I then did my first dive as a certified diver, and had a great experience. I was a solo diver and they paired... More 

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Jamestown, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me preface this review by saying that I am very afraid of water, but always wanted to try scuba because of the beauty that exist underwater. Thank you Scott and Schwenke for an amazing scuba experience! It started with Scott's patients in the pool getting me ready for the actual dive. There is no way I could convenience myself... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Our group of 11 family members took this trip and loved it; We were all new to SNUBA diving. We had great conditions, easy training, friendly and professional instructors. It was a neat experience to be able to spend so much time under the water without having to go through scuba diving school. The snorkeling was terrific some of the... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time diving with them. They made me feel very welcome and at ease with being a solo diver. They set me up with a great buddy and both reefs were amazing. Thanks again everyone.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and 2 of my sons went diving for lobster with Dive Duck Key. They had an absolutely fabulous time with knowledgeable, friendly guides. A wonderful experience for all 3. If we come back to Hawks Cay we'll definitely be Diving with these guys again.

Thank jenny c
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

So this was my first time trying Snuba, I wanted to see if I would be interested in Scuba so though this would be a great way to see if it was something I would want to try more of. This was a lot of fun, it was a bit scary at first but after a while i got used... More 

Thank Nick B
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We were in the process of getting open water certified & scheduled our check out dives at Dice Duck Key as referral students. The weather was not very cooperative (winds, high seas, small craft advisory) but when the boats could not go out for a second day, Dive Duck Key arranged for us to head over to a nearby lagoon.... More 

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