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Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center

11833 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 53, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 743-2444
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Ranked #17 of 58 activities in Marathon
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything you need for a day on the water. Charters for fishing, diving, snorkeling,... more » Owner description: Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything you need for a day on the water. Charters for fishing, diving, snorkeling, dive instruction and certification; bait and tackle; scuba equipment and air tanks; boat rentals; snacks and beverages—we have all the supplies you’ll need to enjoy an area celebrated for world-class fishing, diving and all water sports. We now offer paddleboard and kayak rentals and tours, and kiteboarding too! Check with our staff to see when the next sunset cruise will be departing...they are great fun. « less
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Marathon, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Two great reef dives. Two of my most relaxing dives ever. It was great to get some dives in while my family snorkeled. Catherine the dive master was a fantastic host to the reef and protector. During the dives she was collecting fish hooks with line attached and I helped her get a garbage bag off some of the precious... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Captain Hook's has everything you need for an experience that you will never forget. The whole staff is very friendly and easy to get along with. You feel like a part of their family instantly. Our family got scuba diving certified and couldn't have had more fun. Our instructors, Denise and Dave, are the best around. They attended to our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Recently got SCUBA certified at Capt. Hooks along with family of 5. Dive instructors Dave and Denise were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We had some divers that were a little apprehensive on our first check-out dive. Denise and Dave were able to give them the attention they needed without neglecting the other divers. By the end of our certification,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Excellent value for money. Nice, very friendly staff and the Jetski tour is just awesome! Had a great 2hrs and can absolutely recommend. Watch out: you have to be 25 to ride!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I am a PADI instructor and I have been diving Key Largo and Key West for nearly twenty years and have used at least a dozen different operators. This was my first time diving in Marathon. My wife, a very experienced advanced diver and I went on a reef trip in March and had a terrible experience. The operation brags... More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

It is disappointing that you feel your dive trip with us was an unpleasant experience. We dive with PADI Professionals all the time. There is usually a kinship among dive professionals because we usually all have the same goal. Show a diver a world that is generally unaccessible in everyday life and open it up for them to see the... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My brother and I did our referral dive at Captain Hook's a few years ago with Denise and our experience was so good one that when my father decided to get certified we insisted that he go to this dive shop for the Open Water dives. Denise was his instructor as well and as expected she and the rest of... More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

It is always great to receive a review like this and it is just as great to see family coming back to introduce other family members to the ocean and diving. We appreciate that you have been loyal customers of our dive operation. We agree with you that Denise is special and we are happy that Mike was able to... More

Auburn, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Enjoyed having this place so close to the Holiday Inn Express- we could walk less than a minute to reserve our kayaking trip. They have tours that are guided or you could rent kayaks for 1/2 or full day. They provided a map for us as well. Would definitely use them again in the future.

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Captain Hook's and taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had a good time and we are looking forward to seeing back here. When you come back give the jet ski tour a try, there are some real interesting sights to see around Marathon. More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A 2 hour kayak trip with a very professional and knowledgeable guide Heidi who clearly loves her job and the mangrove swamps. A tour round the various boat channels and then through tunnels to pool areas in the middle of the mangroves was fascinating. Bird life galore, iguanas up trees and on the ground, jellyfish but most of all several... More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

We are happy you chose Captain Hook's to provide your kayak tour. Thank you for the kind words and we will pass this onto Heidi so she sees the review. We hope you come back to see us real soon, there is so much to see in the near shore waters and reefs of Marathon. More

West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We traveled to Marathon with our 15 and 16 year olds to get scuba certified. We were directed by the folks at Captain Hooks to do the classroom training ON PADI online and and then do all of the practical and open water dives when we arrived at Captain Hooks. We arrived at the counter we were greeted by Casey... More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

It is always nice to get reviews like this. Thank you for choosing Captain Hook's for your kid's dive certifications. Denise does a super job and as you can tell...really enjoys kids and what the ocean has to offer them. The crew will appreciate the kind words and we hope to see you back real soon. More

Rhode Island
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We went with Captain Hooks to Snorkel. I am not sure what reef they took us to, but it was not Sombrero beach. The waves were pretty big, so make sure to ask about this before you go. I did not feel seasick, but my daughter and husband did. The reef was OK. Saw some fish, one turtle. The reef... More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry you we disappointed with the reef, it does sometimes make it difficult to enjoy when the seas are up. It was good to hear that you enjoyed the jet ski tour...we are continually working on it to make it better and better. We hope to get you... More

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