Capt. Dan Rocks!!!
WOW! What can I say about the staff at Caribbean Water Sports, specifically Capt. Dan, they were Awesome!! This is our second year staying at the Hilton Key Largo and we just absolutely love this resort and the activities offered by Caribbean Water Sports.
We were on our last day at the Hilton Key Largo and we were planning on going back to Miami for an early morning flight. As we were sitting on the beach I overheard Captain Darrel talking to another customer about some of the activities Caribbean Water Sports offers. I heard him mention a private snorkel tour, so I went and inquired. Its a 3:30 hour tour out to the Atlantic where you snorkel along the corral reefs. We decided to book the tour and cancel the trip to Miami for one more day in Key Largo. Let me tell you, it was well worth cancelling our plans in Miami and ended up becoming the highlight of the 4 day stay.
On our way out to the site Capt Dan was pointing out various land marks along the way and explaining various facts about the ecosystem and key largo in general. We communicated that we have never snorkeled and were a little nervous. Capt Dan was reassuring throughout putting us at ease. When we got to the site Capt Dan noticed that my girlfriend was very apprehensive once in the water. She was afraid of the fish and kept wanting to go back to the boat. I kept trying to coax her to enjoy the view and to hold onto my hand. She started to relax a little so I ventured away from her. When I looked back up, she was heading back to the boat. At this point, Capt Dan joined us in the water and was working individually with her to assure her nothing was going to happen. He was very patient, caring and passionate about his job it reassured her to start swimming around and to enjoy the views. I think the best quote from him was "I drove you all the way out here for you to enjoy the views, now put your head underwater and start looking" That seemed to motivate her and she did as instructed. Capt. Dan stayed with us the whole time we were in the water. He continually pointed out cool facts about the corral reef making sure we got the most out of our experience.
We had the best time and I don't think it would have been as memorable had it not been for Capt. Dan!! Thank You so much for making it an experience we will never forget!!
We keep talking about our Snorkeling trip and are so excited for our next trip to the Hilton Key Largo. We will absolutely book this tour again next year!!!
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