We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo

Features Animals
Key Largo, FL, USA
More
About Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo
Sea Dwellers is a Key Largo SSI & PADI Dive Center and Resort Facility located in the Florida Keys. Since 1974 Sea Dwellers has been your dive and snorkel center in Key Largo, offering Dive & Stay Hotel Packages with the Holiday Inn Key Largo Resort; Your boat is just steps from your room! Daily dive and snorkel charters, 5-Star Scuba Instruction for all members of the family. Scuba Dive Pennekamp Park and the Key Largo Marine Sanctuary of the Florida Keys.
Read more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travelers talk about

Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
330Reviews2Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 249
  • 45
  • 19
  • 5
  • 12
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
footlooseanfancyfree wrote a review May 8
Chicago, Illinois61 contributions5 helpful votes
Our group of 6 was scheduled to scuba and snorkel 4/28/21 but the trip was cancelled due to rough conditions. We went instead on 4/29/21. It was very rough and many were sick. Two divers were back on boat within 5 minutes because it was too rough, before my husband even got into the water. My husband snorkeled and tried to manage the high waves. He was in the water for ~20 minutes about 70 ft from the boat when he yelled "Help!" The crew Dean and Nick were not at the back of the boat and didn't hear his cries. I stood up and shouted to them "He Needs Help!" They threw out a buoy that landed less than halfway to my husband and went back to the front of the boat. After 5 minutes, he yelled again "Help!" No one came. This time I got up and again cried out urgently "He Needs Help!!!" Dean went to the back of the boat and yelled at him "Swim!!!" I cried "He Can't swim!!!!" Dean yelled angrily back at me "Then He Shouldn't Be Here!!" He couldn't swim because he was getting water in his snorkel - the waves were so high and he couldn't breathe. He was exhausted, getting farther from the boat as he tried to swim towards it, probably fighting a current. When someone needs help, especially in conditions like that, they should receive help IMMEDIATELY!!! Finally Nick jumped in, brought him back as he held onto a rope. When I asked if he was ok, he said NO - he couldn't take a deep breath. The crew did nothing to check on him or assist him as he lay on the floor for the ride home. The second dive was cancelled. Why didn't they advise against going out in these conditions? Why weren't life vests mandatory or even recommended? But most importantly, why relaxed response? Why didn't they hustle when someone yelled Help! and was in a dangerous situation? The response was "SWIM"?!? If he could swim, he would have. What if I was not there and hadn't insisted on their help? Their website says "Your safety is our #1 Concern" and staff is "the best on the island" and "attentive service"- No Way!!!
Read more
Date of experience: April 2021
Helpful
Share
Paul Shashaty wrote a review May 4
Hartsdale, New York5 contributions
Since I haven’t been diving for about four years now I realized I needed a review course for my discovery trip of the Florida reef in Key Largo. I have over 250 dives in my logbooks so I knew it was time for a review course. I did a diligent search after booking hotel and flights. I settled on Sea Dwellers after speaking with six dive operations. Yesterday I completed the review course with instructor Rob. The morning pool session was a comprehensive review with hands on guidance and experiential learning. It was time and money well spent. In the afternoon we headed for the barrier reef. There were other students and regular divers in the boat and all the crew were considerate and caring making our adventure comfortable and a good learning experience. I don’t remember all their names but they were all helpful on the trip. Our dives were shallow to 36 feet or less which I welcomed for the review. As I get older I don’t have the inclination to dive deep with the attendant stress and challenges. So I was content and surprised at what I saw. Rob was great at keeping tabs on us and making sure all was well and it was a good learning experience. He also pointed out sharks and lobsters and spectacular fish. I feel confident in my diving skills again and I look forward to my next dives with Sea Dwellers.
Read more
Date of experience: May 2021
Helpful
Share
Response from seadwellers, Public Relations Manager at Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much Paul we are really glad you had a good time with us today, We are glad you chose us! Rob said he had a great time with you and we are happy to have you back again with us later this week! If you every need to get back in the water in the keys again come back and visit us you are always welcome!
Read more
Ivan Buss wrote a review May 2
2 contributions
I'll start by saying I am an experienced diver, having just spent two months last year logging over 75 dives in Roatan, on top of the first 25 or so I had before that. We were scheduled for two dives and before heading out, I overheard the captain say that "it was going to be pretty rough out there". This was a gross understatement of the conditions once we arrived at the dive site. The current was far too strong and the waves -most 3-5 feet high- were difficult to deal with. Some of the group even elected to stay topside during the first dive. I came back up from diving within 5 minutes because I couldn't get more than 5 feet below the surface and knew fighting this current would be incredibly difficult. After the first dive, the captain elected to cancel the second dive and head back. At this point, about half the people had thrown up off the side of the boat including myself and my father. On top of this, there was a snorkeler who was struggling and unable to fight the current as he got swept back way behind the boat, and the crew on board were very slow to respond in trying to rescue him and get him back on the boat. There should have been staff in the water to begin with given these conditions. Again while on the boat seasick, I overheard the captain seemingly blaming some of the customers for not being able to handle the current and waves all while the trip should've been canceled from the beginning with a full refund. For reference, we went diving 3 days earlier and there were at least 3 or 4 more boats out on the nicer day, clearly, other boats made the decision that it wasn't safe to take customers out and ours elected to go out anyways fighting awful conditions. As I said, I worked with a dive shop for 2 months, and I'm certain this shop and captain made the wrong decision in taking the group out. This was nowhere near an enjoyable expereince. I'm not blaming them for the weather, but for the poor judgment that could have helped avoid this horrible trip altogether.
Read more
Date of experience: April 2021
Helpful
Share
SunilK4 wrote a review May 2
Nashville, Tennessee8 contributions9 helpful votes
We did a combined discover scuba (for the teenage kids) and refresher (for the open-water certified parents) with Sea Dwellers in March. The staff were excellent. We got to know the owner as well as a few divers on the boat. They were all very attentive and patient. We had a great experience and would highly recommend!
Read more
Date of experience: March 2021
Helpful
Share
Mark156 wrote a review May 1
Livonia, Michigan50 contributions31 helpful votes
Bad judgement was exercised by not cancelling that day. The waves and current were quite strong for scuba divers let alone snorkelers. This resulted in a very unpleasant situatiom.
Read more
Date of experience: April 2021
Helpful
Share
Previous
Recommended experiences in and around Key Largo
from $49.04
More Info
from $55.00
More Info
from $55.12
More Info
from $32.83
More Info