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South Beach Divers

850 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
(305) 531-6110
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Ranked #32 of 116 activities in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Description: Dive shop located in South Beach Miami that offers both SCUBA and surfing.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Phoenix, Arizona
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210 reviews 210 reviews
109 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did a lot of my dive training with South Beach Divers from my Advanced through Rescue. I can't say enough about the professionalism of the staff here while being fun and welcoming at the same time. They hire instructors who know what they are doing and ones who know how to teach (not always the easiest combo). They have... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The people in the dive shop in South Beach were friendly, helpful and great. So based on that experience, I expected the actual boat trip to be great. The boat portion of the trip wasn't awful and it wasn't great. Upon arriving at the actual launch site in Key Largo, there were absolutely no signs. When we went into the... More

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pacific palisades, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Not sure whose fault it is, but the dive boat on Sunday afternoon (out of the SoBe marina) was packed. Hopefully, this is overbooked, because if it's "normal", its a really BAD experience. At least 3 different dive shops had booked people onto the boat and things were definitely chaotic. Too many people on the boat and too many people... More

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southbeachdivers, Owner at South Beach Divers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review South Beach Divers. I am sorry about your guide experience. From time to time a diver or student being guided needs some extra attention and therefore your guide focused more on that person that day. Unfortunately the situation regarding the guide fee was never brought to my attention otherwise you would have... More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I am a very experienced diver (I live in NYC) and wanted to try diving in FL while on hols in Miami Beach. SBD was a walking distance from my apt so I emailed beforehand and then visited the day I arrived. Staff (John and Sasha) always friendly and collaborative. Shop neatly organized and well supplied. Booked the Key Largo... More

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southbeachdivers, Owner at South Beach Divers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I will pass the compliments on the the appropriate staff members. Our check in starts at 10am and we strive to depart by 10.45am for our Key Largo trips. Depending on customer equipment needs and if we have student divers in the pool, some trips do not leave until 11am. We do offer free... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Excellent snorkel trip. Great job by the guide. Good clean equipment, nice people, good service. The sight was beautiful with lots of fish, turtles, etc. Great day.

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Redmond, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I booked a DSD class for a family member with South Beach Divers for Thursday, December 19th. Due to the ocean being a bit choppy, they were worried for her safety and asked her to reschedule. Subsequently, the next day (today) was a bit worse and the trip was cancelled for everyone. They then provided an immediate refund based on... More

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southbeachdivers, Owner at South Beach Divers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take safety seriously and if conditions are not suitable we always advise you to reschedule or receive a full refund. Sasha Boulanger, Owner More

Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I took the Go Pro course taught by Johnathan and Gary was the diver instructor. It was a lot of fun. I have been to many dive shops but never had a better time. The shop staff and guests are a real United Nations so everyone should be comfortable and probably find a native speaker of their language, Sasha was... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I booked on-line and then turned up at the store. Staff are so helpful. While I was waiting for the transport one day, a couple from a cruise-liner walked in looking for some specific fishing gear that the store did not sell. But 2 staff searched the internet for stores, called a store to check if they had the gear... More

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Coral Gables, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I recently got certified for Open Water with South Beach Divers. The entire staff was great, very knowledgeable and fun too. Our instructor was Jonathan who took great care of us and he ensured that we had an amazing, unforgettable and safe experience. We dove in Miami at Belcher Barge Wreck and at the John Pennekamp Reef in Key Largo... More

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São Paulo, SP
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My fist dive experience in Key Largo was totally awesome! The instructors are really professionals and everything was made with careful for us. Really perfect. I recomend. :) Tip: At the store, don't ask help for the blond "cute" girl... she's unnecessarily rough. Talk directly with the guys that really understand about customer service.

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