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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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Great dive shop and boat!

Let me start out by saying my wife and I are very experienced divers. We dive locally in Florida (mostly Palm Beach county) but have done plenty of dive travel as well. I know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Let me start out by saying my wife and I are very experienced divers. We dive locally in Florida (mostly Palm Beach county) but have done plenty of dive travel as well. I know what I want in a dive operation: ecologically responsible, no cattle boat, friendly and responsible crew. Abyss met all of our expectations. The boat took 4... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited Marathon over spring break so our 11 year old son could complete his open water certification and was very happy we chose Abyss. My husband was able to set up the check out dives for our son prior to our visit and was also able to dive with them on the 1st 2 dives (they had a full... More 

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Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had a great experience with this dive shop. My son and I did our open water check out dives with this company. The first day I got sea sick. But I made it through the dives and skills and the staff was so nice to me. They gave me advice on the sea sickness and with the help of... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Dropped in for daily rental of wetsuits, fins and snorkel gear for two people mid day mid-week recently. Great people to help select and fit gear. In and out within 10 minutes and quick drop off. Gear performed well on reefs during day. Will come back again.

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I'm a relatively inexperienced diver and was able to book a last minute afternoon dive thanks to an opening. I would gladly do it again. The wetsuits were brand new and all of the equipment was in excellent condition. Captain Tracy, the owner, was enthusiastic and told us everything we needed to know about the conditions and what to look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Dove with the folks at Abyss Dive Center three times a couple of weeks back. Not what I have come to expect from the typical Keys dive operation. The staff were very professional and the boat was extremely comfortable even in less than ideal conditions. They keep the diver count low providing a more personalized experience. Did not bring gear... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Did a couple of days diving with Abyss. I've dove with them many years ago when they were under different owners and located near the Holiday Inn in Marathon. The dive operation was very good. Boat is an 8-10 passenger vessel but we went out with 5. The first days dives were on seas that were about 3 foot making... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I scheduled a resort dive (Discover Scuba). I got there at 8 and they called the instructor to be there at 9. At just a few minutes before 9, the employee rung me up, and it was much more than the $225 listed on the Discover Scuba page. I questioned the price and she said that there was a $75... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'll preface this by saying the weather conditions are outside their control, and we did not have optimal conditions. Bad vis, strong current, big surf. However, the biggest contributing factor for me to the poor experience was the captain. In general, the customer service was not very attentive, somewhat dismissive, and left the impression that the $$$ was the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We dove two days with them and had good experiences on both days. The captains are knowledgeable and couldn't be more helpful. The boat is spacious and set up well. With six divers on the boat we had plenty of space. We have been here before and will definitely be back

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