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“I felt cheated”
Review of Ocean Divers

Ocean Divers
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Owner description: Ocean Divers is a scuba diving, snorkeling and water sport destination in Key Largo. Our boats leave the docks of the Marriott Key Largo to visit the reefs and wrecks of Key Largo. Come rent stand-up paddleboards, waverunners, kayaks. Come do an eco tour or a sunset cruise! Fly high above Key Largo parasailing and get a 20 mile view. Seize the deep!
Reviewed July 15, 2008

I went with this dive outfit one year ago. It is possible that they have changed since--be sure to ASK so that you, too, won't get cheated. That's because I did not bring my own tanks but rented theirs. It turns out they were using very old tanks and had them way underfilled (perhaps out of fear they wouldn't hold). This resulted in at least 15-20 minutes less bottom time than I would have gotten with another dive operator using aluminum tanks that were fully filled. This made this seemingly inexpensive dive operation not the bargain it appeared to be.

The sites themselves were lovely--no complaints there.

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Reviewed January 22, 2008

Ocean Divers is perhaps my favorite dive charter. With their two boats, the Santana and the Ocean Diver, the company excels at giving divers what they want, while providing a reliable and safe experience.

They publish in advance where the charters are going, so you know what you're getting into. The few times that I've been with OD that conditions at that the predetermined site did not permit, they asked the customers where they would prefer to go. The guests preference was miles away -- the captain burned more gas and came back a bit late, but all the guests left (very!) happy.

(By the way, when I say conditions did not permit, I mean that the current was so strong there was whitewater visible on top of the normally above-water buys used to tie off!)

If you're a beginner and want to use a resort charter, that's fine, they will generally hold your hand and not let you get into trouble. But if you're a more experienced diver that is looking for a professional charter, Ocean Divers is absolutely the way to go.

With after dive drinks, a fresh water shower, and extremely friendly staff, I will never again used use any other company in Key Largo. (Except when OD is full which has happened twice!)

Have fun.

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Reviewed March 21, 2002

On a recent trip to The Keys (September, 2001), my husband and son wanted to try snorkeling. Being from Michigan, neither one had any experience. My son was only 9 at the time.

The crew could not have been better. The guide took my husband and son under his wing and taught them everything they needed to know to enjoy the experience.

When my husband became a little "sea-sick," the guide took my son one-on-one out to a shipwreck sight. It was a thrill of a lifetime for him.

The accomodations on the ship were excellent -- showers, fresh water, fruit!

I would highly recommend using this service.

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