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South Florida Diving Headquarters

2621 N. Riverside Dr. Pompano Florida, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
954 783-2299
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Ranked #5 of 25 activities in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: If you are Scuba Diving or Snorkeling from Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania... more » Owner description: If you are Scuba Diving or Snorkeling from Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach and Miami call South Florida Diving Headquarters. We can accommodate large groups with our spacious 45' power cats or small private charters on our smaller 34' dive boat. If you're by yourself, no problem, we can always hook you up with a buddy on one of our daily dive trips. We have something for all ages & skill levels. "You can dive, snorkel or watch from above all on the same boat. "Why Choose South Florida? Because Pompano Beach and Ft. Lauderdale have: Biodiversity South Florida reefs are teaming with tropical fish, the same species seen throughout the Caribbean. Accessibility Come by plane, train or automobile. Three international airports, cheap airfares. No passport required and no entry & exit fees. Quick easy access down A1A from Deerfield and Ft. Lauderdale. Dive Conditions Because of the close proximity of the Gulf Stream, SE Florida reefs are bathed in warm clear water year around. Wreck Diving Capitol The Gold Coast claims over 100 shipwrecks in all depth ranges. Greater Ft. Lauderdale has the most active Artificial Reef Program.Short Boat Rides S. Florida's reef track begins less than a 1/4 mile offshore. You'll have made 2 dives before you could get to the keys! Drift Dives Does the thought of lazily drifting along the reef with the current and surfacing when you are ready appeal to you? Accommodations: We have every style and price to fit your taste or budget. From quaint cottages to luxury 5 star hotels. Rated Top Ten Scuba Diving Magazine rated SE Florida top ten in "World's best Wreck Diving, Marine Life & Value Destination", in 2004. « less
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Aventura, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Easy, this is a great dive center for independent divers that don't like being baby-sited. Every time I go diving with them they are impeccable, the boats leave at time and they will get you to the promised dive site. I love the fact that they don't push a divemaster to dive along, being free to dive under your own... More

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Western N.C.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I almost didn't not give this dive company a chance because of some of the negative reviews, but I'm glad I did. My husband and I, along with our kids who are 21 and 12, had a total blast. This is just what we were hoping for. We all loved Dave...his sense of humor fit in perfectly with our crazy... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

First time using South Florida Diving Headquarter and first drift dive. Had a great time. Dive master Dave was a trip. Current was strong at the wreck, but dive master and captain had it under control. Second dive was a drift dive and that was outstanding. Boat was packed, mainly instruction groups, but few diving buddy groups, that caused captain... More

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Brandon, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went on a dive charter with South Florida Diving Headquarters earlier this month. First of all, this place is very disorganized. There were 28 divers with one captain and one dive master. The dive master was running back and forth trying to help everyone. The captain helped when she could. There should have been at least 1 or 2... More

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Troms, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First time diving in the tropics. As a first time diver in Florida, I looked up SFDH and bought a two tank trip. I showed up 45 minutes before the suggested trip started, and I was taken well care of from the moment I came there. Signing in, no problem. Getting my equipment, no problem. Getting onboard, no problem. We... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This past Sunday we went out with South Florida Diving Headquarters; on their boat “Aquaview”. This is one charter service I will never use again and recommend that you stay clear of them also. To start with, the shop is extremely disorganized, which made it hard to check in. Getting my tanks filled was a calamity of errors. They use... More

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DuckDiverllc, Owner at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

Alan M We are very sorry you had a bad experience with us, we take pride in receiving the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014, so we take your post very serious. Following your post we investigated your comments to determine how we failed you as a valued customer. The issue with your Nitrox fill was clearly human error,... More

Saint Cloud, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We first came here back in June of 2013 when our kids got scuba certified. Had an overall good experience. This year we came back for the Fourth of July weekend and dove on multiple days. Both nighst were great. The boat crews were great. We all had a great time!! Wished we could have stayed and kept diving. I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After a long NE winter I decided to make a 4 day trip down to Florida for some R&R which really amounted to 4 days diving, eating and some sleeping. Not knowing any operators in the area I decided to book my trip through the dive shop I was familiar with; Scuba Network in Deerfield Beach, Florida. They, in turn,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I dive with these guys all the time, Everyone there wants to make you feel welcome. They make sure you have everything you need for a good experience. More Importantly, they never let you forget that their first goal is "Safety". I have always enjoyed my time with them and their visitors. A good time was had by all.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

With its own parking lot, this dive outfit is friendly and hassle free. It is a very pleasant experience to dive with them. Divemasters are comedic and fun and the boat crew is very safety conscious. I highly recommend them.

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