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“Awsome experience!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tilden's Scuba Center

Tilden's Scuba Center
4650 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
305-743-7255
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Ranked #23 of 72 Activities in Marathon
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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“Awsome experience!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I would recommend Tilden's and the Duck Key dive shop to anyone looking for an awesome dive.

The staff has a lot of experience and it shows. They offer a great mix of safety, fun, local knowledge and great photography, which all added up to a safe and memorable dive experience at the Thunderbolt dive site. I want to thank the staff for making a dive which was little intimidating to me easy and fun.

Peter Eells

Visited September 2013
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“Awesome dive charter experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

The friendliest and most curtious crew. Beautiful sites. Nice boat with rinse and showers right at the dock. I will be diving witht them again.

Visited September 2013
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Jackson, Michigan
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“SNUBA at Tilden's is great thanks to the crew!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Overall experience with Tilden's was very good. Knowledgeable people; helpful and friendly. Our 1st time SNUBA-ing was great, thanks in large part to Kyle. He was a great guide and teacher, which isn't always easy. He paid close attention to our experience breathing with SNUBA as well as making sure we didn't miss the underwater sights and scenery.

SNUBA lets non-scuba divers experience underwater life/sights in a completely up-close and vivid way. Much better than just snorkeling at the surface which requires constant dives down if you want to get close. Highly recommend it. Just know that it will take you 2 minutes to get comfortable with your breathing, if you, like us, have never done it before. Again, Kyle made this a simple process for us. Thanks everyone, we loved our trip!

Visited September 2013
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Lake Villa, Illinois
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“Great team and great diving!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I spent the first half of the week in Key Largo and had one day in Marathon to dive on our way to Key West. Tilden's was recommended by our local dive shop, Toucan in Lake Villa, IL.
The captain had a dry sense of humor but was engaging and knowledgeable. The dives at Sombrero Reef were the best of the week. The only thing that went "wrong" but made for a good story afterwards involved a second Tilden's boat. Their dive boats are a distinctive yellow & white. While we were under, a second arrived in the dive spot. We popped up at 1/2 air, saw the wrong boat MUCH farther than ours should have been and headed towards it. We popped up 2-3 times facing different directions and alternated target boats until we realized there were two! Good laugh later! I'd definitely recommend them.

Visited July 2013
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Marathon, Florida
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“Excellent service and great crew!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I had a fantastic experience with the Tildens staff. My night dive trip was crewed by Billy and Kyle, and was arranged by Jessica at Dive Duck Key (which now owns Tildens.). All staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and seemed extremely competent and safety-oriented. Can't wait to dive with them again!

Visited September 2013
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