Scuba Monkey Dive Center

Scuba Monkey Dive Center, Alachua: Hours, Address, Scuba Monkey Dive Center Reviews: 5/5

Scuba Monkey Dive Center
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Scuba & Snorkelling
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Scuba Monkey Dive Center is family owned and operated. Our goal is to provide the best customer service, an excellent line of products and great prices. We take pride in offering not just a variety of dive options but also a fun social experience. At SMDC there's a little something for everyone, whether it's the highest quality equipment or an economical package, something for the active diver or a brand new student. Come check out SMDC and let us help with all of your diving needs.
Alachua, Florida
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Tommy M
Miami, FL19 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Amazing staff and shop. Highly recommend getting your certification from here especially with on site pool.
Joe was amazing and kept an eye on us the whole time in devils den wish was the best dive I've ever been on and I have over 1000 dives under my belt. It was even better than the red sea! The staff is all amazing and I just can't say enough good things about them. A+++ get certified NOW if you haven't yet. You are missing out on a whole other world right under your nose.
Written October 10, 2020
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Jason O
1 contribution
Mar 2020
My son and I had the oportunity to become certified and Tim Boehnlein was our instructor. He surpasssed our expectations in every way. From the moment we walked into the shop we felt important and no question was beneath them. Tim was patient and a pleasure to be around. I would highly recomend Scuba Monkey Dive Center.
Written March 11, 2020
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Wander56775812500
1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Solo
I have a love for the ocean,and at the age of 55. I decided I wanted to be a certified scuba diver. I had know idea what to get or how. So when I found Scuba Monkey on line, I stop in one day. The staff is great. Tracy help me get the gear I needed, and each and every one there was so helpful, It made me felt good about my new adventure in life. Joe was the instructor for the class room requirements,which he made very easy to understand and learn what was require to pass the book work of the certification. When it came to learning the water requirement the instructor Chris was great. He made us in the class feel safe and very thorough on all the aspects of learning what was required to be safe in diving and how to enjoy all there is about it.He made something that is very important in diving so easy to learn. So if your are looking to start a new adventure in life,and it is to be Certifed Scuba Diver,this is the place. Scuba Monkey will make you feel good about doing it. Thanks guys Paula .P
Written November 18, 2018
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SandyNick
Alachua, FL346 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
Had never properly learned to swim and the four week class was very informative and went slowly enough for me to feel comfortable. If I couln't do something, there was always another way to do it that made it less stressful. Thank you Scuba Monkey.
Written October 14, 2018
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Renee S
Gainesville, FL191 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
- Deliberate price gouging: went on an trip to Jupiter and they overcharged for the standard boat fee while they received a group discount. The response from the owner? "How am I supposed to make a profit?"
- Lack of communication for trips: when I asked were we were supposed to meet, I was told 'the marina'. What marina? Address? Slip? Boat color? Name? Also, they changed the dive times with no notice.(like from more in to afternoon)
- Classroom etiquette was poor. Could have learned more online without the attitude and questions of why I was wearing 'another dive shop shirt' in their establishment. Like how dare I?

I could go on and on... To include a credit card dispute but I hope that paints a picture or this business.

I am sure that this review will be overlooked as so many '5' reviews will over shadow. Just know, I warned you.

Written September 27, 2018
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Bob H
Springfield, GA19 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I was looking to take a scuba refresher course and Tracey contacted me through Facebook and helped to set me up at Scuba Monkey. Tim was my instructor and he did an absolutely outstanding job. It was EXACTLY what I wanted (needed) Everyone was friendly, the shop and the pool were top notch... after a 3 hour pool session, they steered me to a shower room that was spotless! I cannot emphasize enough how professional these people are. They care about scuba divers and education and it shows!! If you are looking for training or equipment or just to meet some friendly people , run don’t walk to SCUBA MONKEY DIVE CENTER!!!
Written August 31, 2018
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Bill S
Sedona, AZ34 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
We came to the area for a family vacation and certified 2 new Open Water divers. Scuba Monkey provided wetsuits, BCD's, tanks & regulators. Joe was the instructor for the students, and they had a GREAT experience. There's a pool onsite for those who want to to begin their diving adventure.
Written June 2, 2018
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melissa s
1 contribution
Dec 2017
5 star people products and services!
Can't wait to visit again and see the new items in stock!!!!!!!!!
Written December 24, 2017
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Jaime M
1 contribution
Dec 2017 • Solo
Very happy with the service I got here, how comfortable I felt with the employes and the prices. Totally reccomend.
Written December 22, 2017
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David O
1 contribution
Aug 2017 • Business
I go to Scuba Monkey for all of my underwater needs. I got open water certified with Joe and Tim, then went on a Venice fossil dive they set up and discovered a lifelong hobby for fossil diving. I also leased all of my personal dive equipment through them, couldn't have been easier. You won't be disappointed!
Written December 21, 2017
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