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“Fantastic Small Group Dive Operation”

Quiescence Diving Services
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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south carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fantastic Small Group Dive Operation”
Reviewed July 22, 2008

My wife and I did dives 30-34 (+/-) with Quiescence last week. The staff were extremely helpful, funny, and friendly, and they don't take more than 6 people per boat so you get personal attention. Best thing is that the cost is no more than the "cattle boats" that take out 15+ divers. We got great advice, enjoyed the company on the boat, and loved all 4 dives. As was the consensus onboard, we wouldn't consider even trying another dive boat in Key Largo.

4 Thank TravisT
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Richardson, Texas
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9 reviews
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“Best personal service!”
Reviewed July 8, 2008

With a maximum of six divers per boat, Quiescence provides the kind of personal service that the other providers can't approach. The great, friendly staff tries to accomodate each diver by choosing sites appropriate for skill level and based upon sites already visited by divers in the boat to avoid repetition. If you've never been in the ocean, or if you've never been diving in Key Largo, Quiescence is the best choice. If you're an experienced Keys diver, Quiescence is still the best choice.

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love diving with Q”
Reviewed September 28, 2007

I have dove with Q for several years and it is always a wonderful experience. This trip was on September 20-22 and I was able to do 3 deep dives, one on the Speigle Grove and two on the Duane. I dove with Mike and Steve and both are excellent. The 6 person max is a great format for getting great service from folks who really care about your dive experience. It is true that they will go out with as few as two paying divers which cuts down on cancelations. They accomodate as much as they can and I highly recommend them over any operation in the upper keys that I have worked with. Give them a try when your diving the keys, you won't be sorry.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Honour their committments”
Reviewed February 17, 2007

The staff and policies of this dive centre are excellent. This is a 6 pack diving center, meaning that they only take a maximum of 6 persons to each dive site. My son and I had booked for 2 days of diving. In the afternoon of day one, we were the only ones that had booked but they had no problem taking us out and, no doubt, suffered a loss that afternoon. Regrettably, we have had other dive centers refuse to go out when they didn't have enough people to make it worthwhile for them and have even been given false excuses for not going out (see Looe Key Reef Resort & Dive Centre at Ramrod Key!).

Talk about excellent staff. Captain John has an enourmous amount of knowledge and is most helpful on getting in and out of the boat. Guy in the shop was most helpful as well. The dive experience was safe and most enjoyable.

We are going back to dive and snorkel in July and we will be booking with them again. We never met the owner of this Center, as they were away during this time, but their excellent staff and wonderful policies make this a wise choice for scubadiving and snorkeling.

7 Thank scubarchtraveler
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