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Address: 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
Phone Number: +1 305-743-9633
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Dive Duck Key in the heart of the Florida Keys is a full service retail...

Dive Duck Key in the heart of the Florida Keys is a full service retail scuba diving shop. Our dive shop and dive boat, the Seafari, are located at the Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida. We specialize in reef and wreck scuba diving in the Florida Keys. Hawks Cay Resort is oceanside, which allows us to get to our destination quickly for a great day of scuba diving in the middle Keys. The coral reef off Duck Key is as close as 3 miles from our dock.

Diving with our shop, Dive Duck Key, we can show you up to 30 different dive spots, located off Duck Key, mile marker 61, on the 180 mile chain of the Florida Keys' coral reef. The Florida Keys' coral reef is composed of thin plates or layers of calcium carbonate secreted over thousands of years by billions of tiny, soft-bodied animals called coral polyps. The reef is constantly growing new colonies of polyps on top of the skeletons of older ones. These coral formations can be seen just under the water's surface to deeper than we can dive recreationally.

Dive Duck Key has a long list of fun things to do while vacationing in the Florida Keys. We offer great scuba diving trips, resort courses, SNUBA(R), and full scuba diving certification lessons. We rent all types of scuba gear - including tanks, regulator consoles, dive lights, weight belts, full/shorty wet suits, hoods, mask, prescription masks, fins, open heel fins with booties, snorkels - whatever you need to dive the Florida Keys. We also repair scuba diving equipment and we can fill your tanks with air, and have nitrox tanks available for rental. Dive Duck Key has a large inventory of scuba and snorkel retail items. Plus, our T-shirts are great; pirates, scuba dive and snorkel scenes, and of course, sharks!

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Sea life was fantastic

They made diving easy. The spots they took us were teaming with life. The time we were there the dives were only 25 feet which make this easy for any level of diver. They also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lashcroft
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They made diving easy. The spots they took us were teaming with life. The time we were there the dives were only 25 feet which make this easy for any level of diver. They also offer snorkeling and snuba, but I cannot rate because I did not participate in these events, but people seemed happy. The dive sites were close... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I had absolutely no experience with diving. We signed up for 2 SNUBA dives and had an absolute BLAST!!! The staff at Dive Duck Key were all VERY welcoming and friendly. Our instructor was the absolute best (I can't remember his name but it was something like Scraggy or Shaggy). He worked really hard to make sure... More 

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Oviedo, Florida, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just can't say enough good things about our scuba trip. We have never scuba'd before. Our experience was amazing from making the reservations to going out. My youngest has sensory issues and was amazed at how patient and kind they all were. They even held his hand during the dive until he felt comfortable. The pool intro took 2-3... More 

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Thank Lisa P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience for our group of 4 that had very little experience. It was a short trip to the reef and the crew was very experienced and 110% safety conscious which was a very comforting experience. They made sure everyone on the boat had a great time regardless of experience level. Shwankie is the man!!! Helped our group get down... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very energetic and friendly. They are eager to help and well organized. The boat was not over-crowded, which I rather expected on the holiday weekend. We dove the wreck of the Thunderbolt. I was disappointed that even though we used Nitrox, we were not allowed to utilize it to lengthen our dive--we were given the same time constraints... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful diving experience with this dive group. We can't thank Schwanky , Gabe, Linda and Ally enough! They were the real deal. We have dove with many other groups while traveling and they have not been as professional and safety conscience . My husband and son spearfished & throughly enjoyed it ! I loved the snuba experience!... More 

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Thank jac00K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 3 of us LOVED our very first dive ever with SNUBA. This required no training or pool time which makes it super convenient. We did the 4-hour with 2 dives at 2 different reef areas. It was amazing. We loved it so much and highly recommend it!! Staff was great.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dive trips are designed to get you to the nearest reef and back home, as quickly as possible. This does not include the BEST dive spots, just the easiest to get to. If the dive company does not expect you to be a frequent guest they will do whatever is easiest for them. While I though the staff was excellent... More 

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Outriggerz, Owner at Dive Duck Key, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you feel that we intentionally took you to poor dive sites for self serving interests. If you went to Angelfish and Hog Heaven, then they absolutely were the closest reefs, yet magnificent. Long Key Ledge and the Cannon are our furthest to the east and very nice especially when its muddy to the west. Kissing grunts, The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my 8-yr-old daughter for a great experience on the reef. It was noteworthy that they had plenty of crew (we had one guide for 3 SNUBA divers). They seemed to like their jobs and were knowledgeable. Gabriel was our guide and he did a great job--taking our photos, and checking plenty of crevices to show us points of interest.... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Besides a few corny jokes the trip went really well, haha! EVERY employee assisting on the boat ran like a well oiled machine. Everyone knew exactly what to do and what roll they played in assisting that process. It was very impressive, honestly. From a business-owner standpoint I was very impressed with the processes and procedures in place to ensure... More 

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