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Abyss Dive Center

12565 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
+1 305-743-2126
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Ranked #26 of 64 Activities in Marathon
Type: Tours
Owner description: Abyss Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, offering dive instruction, from Discover Scuba Diving to IDC Staff Instructor. Dive... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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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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Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been diving with them for three days last July. I have had all reviews on dive shops in Marathon, and called every one of them. Admitted, dive shops in the Keys are not flourishing as they were a while ago. The Abyss had the best reviews, so that was it. I reserved the time, paid a deposit and... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went there this week and filled my tank. The shop manager was super friendly and it only took a few minutes to get the tank filled and it was only $5.00. I would recommend it for any diver.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I called Abyss a few weeks before my planned trip to Marathon for the lobster mini-season. I asked to reserve tanks for the week, but was told by the gentleman answering the phone that I didn't need to reserve a tank because the shop had "plenty". I was surprised by this since lobster mini-season is usually VERY busy. He reassured... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a small operation with a boat that holds only six divers, but the service and prices are great. We were only in the Keys for a few days and when I called other dive shops in the area, none would guarantee me a trip to the Thunderbolt; they all said my dive partner and I would have to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

It was a great experience.. Good staff.. Makes you feel comfortable and motivates for the adventure. And takes good care of you! I would visit again if I go to keywest!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went out with Abyss and had a great experience. This was my first dive after receiving my Open Water certification and was not aware that there wouldn't be a dive master/guide provided. Fortunately, Ricky who was training to be a dive master was able to "hand hold" my girlfriend and I through our dives. Overall, a ton of fun!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Captain Bob was great, it is a 6-pack boat so it was not crowded. Dive staff at shop and on boat were friendly and professional. I would dive with them again and recommend to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We choose Abyss Dive Centre due to their many 5 star reviews on trip advisor, and we were not disappointed. Rental equipment and dive boat was in excellent condition. Dive sites chosen + navigation guidance provided by the captain was more than adequate. Diving was great, we saw large Nursing Sharks, Octopus, lobsters and all the usual reef fish! Captain... More

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