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Address: 12565 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-743-2126
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Description: Abyss Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, offering...
Abyss Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, offering dive instruction, from Discover Scuba Diving to IDC Staff Instructor. Dive medicine instruction through Divers Alert Network and US Coast Guard captain license courses, 6 pack and Masters. As a Scubapro Dealer we offer servicing on equipment and sales. Abyss Dive Center offers two tank boat trips daily on our 34' Crusader, Vitamin Sea.
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Good Diving, Website Needs to be Improved

Very friendly staff and prompt in responding to emails. They are one of the few dive operators in the Keys that only takes 6 divers. Most dive operators use the cattle boats and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff and prompt in responding to emails. They are one of the few dive operators in the Keys that only takes 6 divers. Most dive operators use the cattle boats and load up with divers. My only real complaint is how lacking their website is with necessary information. So I will share some information that their website does... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Selected Abyss based on prior experience and the promptness and professionalism they exhibited in my email communications about getting my daughter's open water checkout dives completed on our family trip to the Keys. Everyone I corresponded with was female and I thought that might be the best to help her feel comfortable with the process. All the details were worked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were able to book a last minute trip wit Abyss Diving in Marathon, FL. The all woman boat crew including one dive master toys us out and allowed us to dive our plan. We had dove the Thunderbolt earlier in the week with another shop but they were not receptive to our last minute request. This dive requires some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We used Abyss Dive Center for a 2 tank dive trip with the family (3 kids, 2 adults). The boat captain was friendly and helpful, especially with the youngest diver.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I are an instructor and divemaster and have run and worked SCUBA shops around the world. These folks easily rank above the rest! One of the reasons I chose to dive with them was how incredibly friendly and helpful they were when I called their shop (especially in comparison to other shops in the area). Their genuine... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I am a beginner diver and this was only my second trip diving. Captain Newt and Divemaster Beth were awesome! First, the boat is intimate. There is only room for 6 divers so you don't feel like you are being herded. Also when out on the reef you aren't crowded with people all around you. They gave us the briefing... More 

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Peoria, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Booked a 2-tank dive, staff very helpful/friendly at the shop. Captain who took us out was very nice, had only 3 divers total plus 2 snorkelers on the boat (one of whom was spearfishing) so was a great small group. Rental gear was in excellent shape, plenty of sandbag weights on board for integrated pouches. At the dive site we... More 

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Merritt Island, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I completed a 2-tank morning and 2-tank afternoon dive with the Abyss Dive Center. Beautiful, newer dive boat - with a maximum of 6 divers allowed. It was very, very nice to have room to spread out and not feel like cattle being transported to market. Capt. Newt was friendly and helpful My ONLY negative comments: would... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We did a couple of dives with Abyss and they were great. There were a total of six divers and Captain Bob took a survey on where we wanted to go. Someone said Sombrero Reef and that is where we did our first dive. The second dive was on Boom's Ledge which was by far better than Sombrero since we... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Such a great outfit to dive with. This was only our second saltwater dive and Abyss did a great job! I took my 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son (both are certified divers) and the captain (Capt Bob) and hired dive master (Beth) did an amazing job giving instructions and explaining the dive site and how to... More 

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