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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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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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Take the plunge: Scuba dive with Dive Duck Key

My husband and I went with the Dive Duck Key crew on a wonderful trip. He dove and I watched from the boat. There was a fee for me to come along, but it was well worth it. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I went with the Dive Duck Key crew on a wonderful trip. He dove and I watched from the boat. There was a fee for me to come along, but it was well worth it. The day was lovely and the crew was fun and experienced. My husband saw beautiful coral, fish and a turtle during his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is my 2nd consecutive year visiting Marathon. I saw this resort last year in a bike ride to the Duck Keys when we stopped for ice cream. This year, I came back with a plan. To try something. To break my monotonous winter life. I decided to enroll for open water scuba diving. I don't even know how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The entire crew there, from booking to open water certification was excellent. I had multiple phone conversations with Jessica, from booking to rescheduling (weather issues), and she was very accommodating and friendly. I did my open water certification with Schwenke, who was very knowledgable and confidence inspiring- a Prince among men. Capt. Jorge was awesome too. I'd highly recommend this... More 

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had an awesome time diving with these guys!! We booked a 2 tank trip for back to back days and saw more than we could hope for turtles, sharks, rays, eels, and tons and tons of tropical fish and coral! We even got to see the dolphins!! Thanks to the crew at the shop for helping us get set... More 

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Richland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are experienced 20+ year divers but hadn't tried the Keys. We were down with a large non diving group, but wanted to try. The operation was friendly, safe and good overall, but the dive sites were just so so vs other places we've been. Way less life than we expected to see... Reef was pretty dull and not many... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is definitely an attraction that must be experienced by all. Though SNUBA diving may be confusing at first (and even a little scary, just trying to get used to the breathing apparatus), the experience is beyond worthwhile. The staff is fun and friendly and makes sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time. They provide complimentary refreshments and... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The staff here are wonderful! They made me feel at ease and were professional and very knowledgeable about the fish, reef, and keys area. I dove with Jess and she found crabs, star fish, and all other kids of creatures when all I saw was water. The reefs are great. We dove about 20-30 feet each time. I saw a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

All of the staff members were very nice and approachable. Their knowledge and technical proficiency, set even my scaredy-cat girl-friend at ease. Allowing for an enjoyable experience all around. The reefs we visited were close and even with inclement weather our guide Shwanky found lots of interesting sea creatures for us to see and explore. I would recommend dive duck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My 11 year old daughter and I just got certified and while this was not my first dive, it was hers. We had an as awesome personal dive master named Wayne the first day, and Pete the second. I really appreciate them going out of there way to make our trip fun, and safe. Our dives were 25ft-32ft and were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I've moved to the keys a few years ago and I have been on different diving/snorkeling boats. Dive Duck Key is amongst my favorites not only because the reef and the visibility, but the quality of the service, the equipment and the staff. They have skilled divers/instructors who are competent and also apt of fun

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