Better Than Most Scuba
Scuba & Snorkelling • Water Sports
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Better Than Most SCUBA offers fun activities for all ages! We offer SCUBA diving for all levels of experience as well as all levels of SCUBA instruction. Our reef trips are perfect for snorkeling and diving so bring the whole family! We run a Coast Guard Certified custom dive and snorkel vessel. No cattle boat here! We limit our spaces for safety and fun. You will not be jammed on with 50 other people at Better Than Most. Looking for lobster or learning to spearfish? We offer those activities as well! Just contact us for availability. We encourage conservation and safety when underwater hunting. At Better Than Most you can expect to have an amazing time on and under the water. Let us know how we can make your trip Better Than Most!
Marathon, Florida
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2022

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Jakob P
Aarhus4 contributions
Jul 2022
I were in Florida for work and only had a little time to see the sights, which I spent on a "discover scuba" course.

Having no experience with snorkling, scuba diving or even swimming in the ocean, I'm very happy that I went with Better Than Most. Jeanie, Schwenke, Dan and Harvey(?) really know how to show you a good time and make sure you are safe.

The instruction was amazing. The atmosphere on the boat was great.
On top of the diving, we got to see dolphins, since they were on the lookout and took the time to circle the boat.
They even took a bunch of very nice pictures - other places would surely have charged me extra for that.

After the trip I heard a couple of experienced divers talking about it being really well run.

I got the feeling that this is the shop where the native Floridans and "people in the know" go to dive.
Written August 2, 2022
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K C
21 contributions
Jul 2021
Jeannie and Captain Dan were so chill and so amazing. My brother-in-law, me, and my fiance were there for scuba and the crew was so accommodating and helpful. Everything was supplied and the underwater dive was more self-guided. Like others before, my fiance and I got horrifically sick after the first dive and spent the other half of the trip feeding the fish (if you know what I mean). We were unable to do the second day due to poor weather, and we had that second day refunded with no issue. Jeannie was amazing, she made us feel like part of the family, Captain Dan reassured us that we were not the first or last to throw up on the side of his boat. Despite my limited dive, I was able to see plenty of fish and ocean life!
Written July 23, 2021
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Thomas D
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We took our 4 kids snorkeling and we went along with a scuba tour. We had an absolutely amazing time with the friendly and accommodating staff. The boat was clean, comfortable and well organized. The two sites we visited brought us a wide array of sea life. They allowed my kids to use their full-face snorkel masks, and explained the added safety issues with them. Then, when they decided their full-face masks weren’t comfortable, Better Than Most provided clean, high quality gear in a wide range of sizes. I am an avid scuba diver and their conduct of the dives, safety and instructions was also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and book with this small, but outstanding operation. Become one of the family!
Written August 18, 2022
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Campfire
11 contributions
Apr 2021
So disappointed, I had been planning a SCUBA trip here well in advance, and they cancelled on me last-minute because of boat repairs. Why would you book people on a trip if you know you might be having boat repairs, and not at least give us a heads up? Now I am scrambling less than a week before the date we'd like to dive in Marathon to find another shop to go with. I'm spending time on my vacation looking up other rates and numbers, when I should be relaxing and enjoying my time.

Don't book here unless you have a backup plan and are prepared for last-minute cancellation of your trip!
Written April 25, 2021
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Henryswart
Chaplin, CT3 contributions
Apr 2022
Did a dive trip with Better Than Most and it was a great experience. Another family was on this trip with us and found out at check in that four of them were not open water certified and required a dive master to go with them. No guide was provided for this trip and it could have been a loss for them. Schwenke the owner called around and found someone who could run the boat and he did the dives. Service above and beyond.
Written April 22, 2022
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Star D
Port Saint Lucie, FL97 contributions
Sep 2022
I keep having to write reviews because every experience is excellent! The crew at Better than Most consistently delivers the best diving experience in all the Florida Keys! Their attention to detail, friendliness, professionalism and safety make them our preferred dive operator and that says a lot coming from 2 retired dive professionals who have run boats and shops throughout Florida and the Caribbean. We cannot recommend them highly enough and it should make your decision to choose Better than Most an easy one. Thank you again, Schwenke and Jeannie, Capt. Booker and everyone we have dove with. Keep up the good work!
Written September 16, 2022
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smith0521
Franklin, MI11 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
We cannot possibly say enough good things about our experience with Jeanie, Schwenke and Captain Dan. My husband, my two sons (ages 11 and 13) and I wanted to become certified divers during our stay in The Keys. From the initial phone call to our last dive, the entire crew was amazing. Jeanie made it easy to schedule our pool sessions and our open water dives. Her knowledge and wit were a perfect balance. Speaking of perfect balance, she was also perfectly sweet and just “salty” enough to keep our two sons focused and engaged. She wasn’t afraid to “mom” them when necessary. They both adored her!! Doing our open water dives with the whole crew was a great experience...even when a few of us felt a little sea sick, they were patient and encouraging. They truly made it FUN!! There is not a thing they could have done to make the entire experience more pleasurable. 5 stars all around!! We VERY HIGHLY recommend them!! Thank you guys!! 🤿🤙
Written February 15, 2021
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Timothy W
phnom penh5 contributions
Sep 2022
Just finished three days of diving with Better Than Most while getting my Advanced Open Water PADI certification and couldn’t be happier. Here’s why:

The guides, staff and BTM crew: Everyone was very professional but also super fun. Great people to both learn from and hang out with!

Equipment (incl. boat): Very happy with all the gear - clean, well looked after and no issues whatsoever.

Dive site selection: In a word - epic! Great mix of reefs and wreck with tons of marine life.

Course instruction: The AOW course over three days was well structured. We did theory on boat rides out to dive sites and covered the skills during the first part of each dive which left the remaining dive to explore and have fun!

Value for money: All in price was $886 which was the AOW course of $695, an “Automatic” gratuity of $139 + tax. PADI eLearning was included in the course (some other shops make you pay an additional $190 for the PADI eLearning, whereas BTM includes it in the $695). I did a decent amount of research and the all-in price was fair compared to what I’ve seen elsewhere so very happy with the value.

Overall super solid experience and would highly recommend!
Written September 5, 2022
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MidlandsTraveller
Leicester, UK632 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic experience with the ‘Better than Most’ team. They were professional and very orientated to safety, but made the whole trip fun. It was a nice stable boat.
A mixed group of snorkelers and scuba divers was easily catered for - it felt well organised.
It took about 35 minutes to get to the reefs, with a very scenic journey under 7 mile bridge. We snorkelled at two reefs, each had excellent visibility and lots of fish, both quantity and variety. Nice coral.
I particularly enjoyed the demonstration off a 19 point turn to get the boat back to the jetty!
Written December 3, 2021
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Christopher W
18 contributions
Jul 2020
It was an amazing experience. The first mate and dive guide were top notch. Knowledgeable, helpful and fun. I dove with my two daughters (age 13) who are fairly new to diving. The crew knew just what to do to make them feel comfortable. The boat was in ship shape, the reefs were full of fish and the day could not have been better. We will be back for sure and I highly recommend this dive boat to anyone who visits Marathon.
Written July 15, 2020
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