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Abyss Dive Center

Address: 12565 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-743-2126
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Ranked #32 of 76 Activities in Marathon
Owner description: Abyss Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, offering dive instruction, from...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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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

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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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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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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