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“Best Dive Operator” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Divers

Ocean Divers
522 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037
800-451-1113
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Ranked #43 of 100 Activities in Key Largo
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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Owner description: Tour company that offers daily dive and snorkel trips to the reefs and wrecks of Key Largo.
Newtown, Connecticut
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“Best Dive Operator”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I happened to be in Miami for a meeting -so, I decided to go early and get some dives in over the weekend. I decided to go with Ocean Divers - I have been to the keys several times and have not been too pleased with the ones I have chosen. But, Ocean Divers was a great exception. I thought this operation was awesome. They were very efficient helpful and genuinely concerned about the safety of those on their boats. The boats were spacious, they were good about bottom time as well. You could bring drinks on board to keep cold and there was ample room for cameras and gear. I plan to go to the keys again and I will definitely go with this diver operator.

The local accommodations that OD uses for packages were not that great - a little pricey and not that good. There is a Ramada across the marina - I may stay there next time - I don't need fancy but I don't like to overpay either.

Visited August 2010
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Tielt
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“No frills, they just do what they said they'll do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

After diving throughout the keys our divingvacation came to an end on Key Largo. We had one more day left to dive and decided to try the Oceandivers. We arrived well on time to check in for a dive to the Duane, a 110 feet dive. We had to be there at 7h 30 and would leave at 8h. The check in took some time, but not to long. The dive was like they promised, you do your dive and you have all the liberty's to dive as you want to and how long your air will let you. We've been diving with other company's were this is not the fact!
Oceandivers are a real dive organisation, they treat experienced divers as they should be treated. With other divecharters we felt like 12 year old children, not so here.
Our next visit to Florida we definitly come back to the Oceandivers for some more fun diving!!

Visited July 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Cattle boat - worst nightmare!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Our introduction to diving in the US - was rather disappointing = courtesy of OD!!! Little did we know that dive guides don't come hand in hand with diving trips in Florida - however, happy to break the mould we plunged in without a guide, along with the other masses of divers! Before diving in the captain emphasised that time was not an issue - and that their policy at OD was not to focus on time but to just enjoy the dive for as long as you like. There was also no restrictions put on us as to how far or close we should be diving to the boat.
Having said all of this - the reception we got when we were the last back on the boat - having dived further than what they would have liked was pretty disapproving - totally contradicting what they said from the outset, ruining our first dive in the US. The young Diver Master - showed her attitude and disapproval as we tried to get back on the boat - yelling commands at us like we really were a sheep herd getting back on the cattle boat!! -
Never-mind - we're off with another dive company today - having cancelled our week of diving with OD.

Visited July 2011
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“Best dive shop ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

I've dived alot of places and these guys and their large boats are excellent.

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“Great company to snorkel with!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011 via mobile

What a professional and fun snorkel trip. They provided a fruit snack between two dives and were very thorough and diligent. A dive master was even on board. The boat was covered for the sun, or you could go up top for a view. We brought sandwiches and drinks and put them in the community cooler. A water cooler was also on board. Great people and great snorkeling in pennekamp. Don't snorkel from the state park, it's way too crowded.

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