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Tilden's Scuba Center

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Address: 4650 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: 305-743-7255
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Best Experience in the Keys

My wife and I had a fantastic honeymoon in the Keys, but no experience was better than our snuba trip at Tilden's Scuba Center. My wife and I were wary of trying snuba diving, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a fantastic honeymoon in the Keys, but no experience was better than our snuba trip at Tilden's Scuba Center. My wife and I were wary of trying snuba diving, but we decided to try it out. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly and made a potentially anxious situation fun and relaxing. James was our... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My friend and I came down to the keys for two weeks and decided to get our open water certification. After tirelessly reading through TripAdvisor reviews, we chose to go through Tilden's. I couldn't have been happier with the decision. All of our instructors (Wayne, Alex, and James) were awesome and extremely helpful. They don't cut corners and ensure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I did a combination afternoon snorkel and snuba excursion with Tilden’s Scuba Center in Marathon, Florida. It was a very good experience. Took about 30 minutes to get by boat to Sombrero Reef, not the best reef we’ve experienced, but still worth doing. Water visibility was OK but not great with a moderate amount of sand/grit suspended... More 

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Placida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I had booked and pre-paid for an afternoon Snuba excursion to the reef w/ Timie at Tilden's. Even though we were staying in Key West, our preference was to by-pass the KW Snuba providers and make the drive to Marathon because of Tilden's reputation for fair dealing, a great staff and Trip Advisor reviews. We made the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I are relocating to Marathon and spent 2 weeks down there house hunting and of course had to play a bit. Purchased snorkel gear, as we will be regular users, Timmy and Wayne were EXTREMELY helpful with gear and letting us know all the good dive sites. Will def be back to purchase gear for the kiddos.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Recently visited Tilden and tried out SNUBA. Was really great. I have been on a good number of snorkeling, scuba, and sailing trips. Tilden was different for me in the fact that the Captain, instructor and crew were not just "fake" friendly. They genuinely made you feel at home. They were all very, very good at what they did from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Being in the keys on vacation to scuba dive, we did a couple dives in Key West and then had planed to dive the Thunderbolt with Tilden's in Marathon. I'd booked and pre-paid the dives a month before and then, the evening before the planed dive, I received an email saying the trip is canceled because of no minimum participants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Every year we take each of our grandchildren on a trip of their choice anyplace in the USA. This year our 10 year old wanted a trip around Florida (and not Orlando). So we took the RV, stayed in State Parks and did a special activity each day. This trip included an airboat tour from Everglades City, The Kennedy Space... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I recently (3/30 & 3/31) went with Tilden's Scuba Center for two days of snorkeling; Coffin's Patch & Sombrero Lighthouse (along with a smaller reef each day). My school has been using Tilden's for the past 8 years, though priced higher than some competitors, you get what you pay for. The captain and crew were great and professional and dealt... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Timi, a ray of sunshine on any day once again took wonderful care of my friends who were visiting the keys. Highly regarded by locals and return visitors alike as a quality operation.

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