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South Beach Divers

850 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
(305) 531-6110
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Ranked #33 of 121 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We wanted to get into diving and snorkelling, so we went into the shop and talked to John. We received an education about the equipment we were interested in buying so that we could make an informed decision, gave us a great deal, and lined us up with a snorkelling trip to Key Largo. When we tested some of the... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wanted to review my skills & dive for my birthday. The staff in the shop were very helpful, not pushy to buy the most expensive gear (I needed a new snorkel) & great at reassuring me if inclement weather threatened I would be able to reschedule . The review part was great; I felt comfortable again before our dive. And... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were very disappointed. Wanted to see Neptune Memorial Reef, but dive sites were somewhere else. Neptune was only reason, why we came to South Beach Divers from Fort Lauderdale. It took us hours in traffic jams. My friend was so upset, that he decided not to dive on the second site. They even didn't offer any discont for dive... More

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family and i moved to Miami and the first thing on our agenda was to get Open Water Dive Certified. I was a bit nervous at first thinking how on earth are these professionals going to be able to teach a gal like me. Well we walked in and they welcomed us like we we're par of the family... More

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Miami, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Their are dozens if not hundreds of Dive Shops who offer 'Guided Tours' in South Florida. I have seen the worst, and now I have seen the Best. South Beach Divers. Now why? First, Parking, their is a nice safe garage right next to the shop (5th and Washington) 2nd, They have just the nicest staff, Megan answers all your... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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271 reviews 271 reviews
164 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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

2 reviews
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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