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Quiescence Diving Services

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Address: 103680 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-451-2440
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Since 1977 Quiescence has concentrated on providing it's clientele with an...

Since 1977 Quiescence has concentrated on providing it's clientele with an un-crowded and personalized way to enjoy the sport of diving - both scuba diving and snorkeling.

We have three boats here at Quiescence, and each operates with a maximum of six passengers to provide each customer with personalized attention, comfort, and safety. This also gives us the ability to take our divers out to spots not normally visited by divers.

Our charters operate within the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary, John Pennekamp State Park, and beyond. Each dive location is selected first and foremost by the customer's wishes, supported by recommendations by the Captain as to local conditions.

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Better Experience than with Pennekamp State Park

My husband and I went with two of our children, ages 11 and 14. We had a better experience than we did with Pennekamp State Park three years ago. Pennekamp was good; Quiescence... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Estee L
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Queens, New York
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Queens, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went with two of our children, ages 11 and 14. We had a better experience than we did with Pennekamp State Park three years ago. Pennekamp was good; Quiescence was just better. First of all, the boat is smaller. There was a maximum of six people per boat, which meant we got plenty of attention when... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first real experience outside my certification classes in which I got to go diving, and the folks at Quiescence were simply amazing. We did three different dives with them, and we had a different captain each time. We went to Molasses twice - and if you go to different spots, then you do see different stuff -... More 

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Thank Skolhoff
Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. The rental gear is especially important to us, and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed not only the quality, but the price as well. We are so happy you enjoyed the reefs! We try very hard to get everyone somewhere different, and to the best conditions possible.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply the best. Understand what you're in for: Captains get you safely and comfortably to your dive site and assist to get you in the water but they do not dive with you as a guide. Water is available for hydration but you should bring any other snacks you might want. The boats are comfortable but are not equipped... More 

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Thank Eric F
Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this review. We love seeing our customers come back to see us every year, and hope to see you back soon! More 

San Diego
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed to find our group (six people; the limit for their vessels and ads) being hauled out against our protests to Molasses Reef... with thirty some other boats tethered to the shallow (20-30 or so feet depth) dead and depauperate bottom. Have been to this site a few times in previous years; it should be declared off limits for... More 

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Roaming Endlessly
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Have gone diving with Quiescence twice now when friends have visited. Great six-pack boats, and had them to ourselves both times - no other divers! Now that's personal service! The captain was knowledgeable and friendly, and their rental gear was all in good shape.

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Thank ColetteAndJim
Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out with us, and for taking your time to write a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and your rental gear was of good quality. We are turning our rental fleet over soon, so let us know if you would like to get a good deal on some gear! Next time,... More 

Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We had all levels of snorkeling experience on our trip in November. Our group of 4 had our own private boat for the same or less that you pay to go with a large tour company. John was an exceptional captain and guide, and tailored the trip based on our comfort level. Throughout the tour, his tips and compliments boosted... More 

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Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you for coming snorkeling with us, and for writing this review. I will pass along your compliments to Captain John, he loves teaching people about the area! We are happy to hear we were able to meet everyone's expectations! Hope to see you back soon! More 

West Bloomfield
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Nov 8th, 12th, 13th I had to read the terrible reviews to see what people found wrong with this Dive shop because from the moment I contacted them from Michigan to the moment we left after our last dive every person we spoke to and interacted with were some of the friendliest people we’ve met working a dive operation. I... More 

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3 Thank Rick W
Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review for us. We really enjoyed having your group, and wish we could have gotten you out for more trips. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our crew. It is always nice to hear we're doing it right! Hope to see you guys back for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We did 3 days diving with them and had a fabulous time. Top notch operation. Friendly and professional. Loved the small boats, on our last two dives the four of us had the boat to ourselves. They let us choose where we wanted to go. On the boat it was valet diving (which we love). Trips out took about 45... More 

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Thank wildbillll
Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your "six star" review! That is awesome to hear! We are so happy you enjoyed the valet service we strive for. We hope to see you back again soon for some more fun! More 

Cincinnati, OH
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86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Our first time diving with Quiescence, chose them based on Trip Advisor reviews. Easy check in at the shop right on Overseas Highway, then you head out behind the shop for a short walk to the pier. Our small boat was the Q2 and had 5 divers., could hold six (note, does not have a head available). Captain Steve was... More 

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1 Thank CarlyMegsMom
Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am very sorry you didn't feel well, that's the worst! I find that what works best is to take the Dramamine the night before, and then again in the morning when you wake up. For most, it takes a while to get into your system... More 

Union, Kentucky
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

If you want to dive with locals that know what they are doing this is the place to be!! Awesome staff, great sites and they are treasure troves of knowledge. This was my second day of ocean diving first day being in Miami. Wish we would have dove here both days! Captain Steve even took extra time to help me... More 

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Thank Jpctrips
Quiescence Divi... S, Guest Relations Manager at Quiescence Diving Services, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We wish we could have had you another day too. Sounds like you saw some pretty great sea life! I will share your kind words with Captain Steve, he always loves to hear how great the site selection is. Come on back and see us, we've got plenty more to share! More 

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