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“Exceptional Staff & Dive Sites!!”

Islamorada Dive Center
Ranked #14 of 154 Tours in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Redwood City, California
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3 reviews
“Exceptional Staff & Dive Sites!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We used Islamorada Dive Center twice in one week. Wish it we had more time in our vacation to make it 3 times. Eric, Stacey, Reed, Grace, Dan, Jeff, Patrick & let's just say all of 'em - made for a great experience. Our kids (ages 13 & 16) are new divers and Stacey & Patrick helped them, not only see Goliath groupers rays, sharks, turtles & lobsters, but showed the patience needed to enable them to relax and enjoy the dives (Crocker Reef, Davy Crocker, The Eagle Wreck & Hamm Reef).

Even with high swells & poor visibility, the dive guides took us on tours highlighting the beautiful sea life of Islamorada, Thank you all

Both days we had other divers with us. There were 14 total on the first day and I think, 9 on the next. I.D.C. made accomodations so the group was not huge by splitting us all into 2 with each group having its own guide. Guides are not necessarily included in your dive at other dive shops with the cost of having one being substantial. I.D.C. includes them with your dive costs. Thank goodness.

We look forward to our next trip to the Keys and more diving with IDC (Life Aquatic)

Visited July 2013
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keyscowboy, Owner at Islamorada Dive Center, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hey Missing family were missing ya down here..HAHAHA!!

So get yer butts back here and lets go have some more fun.

Thanks for making our jobs fun, see ya soon

Eric
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Top notch dive crew!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

The crew at the Islamorada Dive Center run the best operation in the Keys. Special thanks to Captain Dan and Captain Eric for piloting that sweet new boat you have...nicest dive boat I've ever been on in 23 years of diving. And a big shout our to our dive masters Jack and Patrick! Thanks guys and we'll see yall again next year!

Visited June 2013
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keyscowboy, Owner at Islamorada Dive Center, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hey Scott it was a pleasure taking you both out. Your part of the IDC family now...and no one goes against the family (Godfather reference).

See ya soon Bud!!

Eric
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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“The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I was here last weekend, great operation could not ask for more. It was my first time diving in Florida. The amount of fish, the visibility and the overall experience will make me reluctant to travel to the Caribbean when this is so much more convenient.

Thank you so much for an incredible time.

Don Quigley

Visited June 2013
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keyscowboy, Owner at Islamorada Dive Center, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hey Don it was our pleasure taking you out. Hopefully you'll get the chance to come visit again.

Thanks
Eric
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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“Not all dive shops are created equal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Having experienced numerous dive operators while diving wrecks off NJ, as well as operators throughout the Carribbean and Florida, the Islamorada Dive Center is among the best I have found. Great crew, safety-first attitudes, high degree of professionalism, and knowledge of the wrecks, reefs, and marine life local to the area are all on display. Eric runs a surperior operation, and whether your interest is tech or recreational diving, spearfishing, or lobstering, this is the place. They have a second boat coming on line, which I looked at, and it is perfect for these waters. A beautiful 36' with the kind of room that divers love. Trust me. You want to dive with these folks.

Visited May 2013
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keyscowboy, Owner at Islamorada Dive Center, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hey Rich where the heck are ya? Get back down here so we can go have some hunting fun.

Tell your wife hello for me, see ya soon!

Eric
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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“Relaxed trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have arranged the dives with this dive center ahead of time by email, so when we arrived, everything was already set for us to go diving. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
Dives were mostly in shallow areas (15-40ft), with exception of the Eagle wreck dive (100ft). Plenty of drinking water provided on board. They also were very nice in calling ahead to a nearby restaurant from the boat to order lunch for us , since we had only a short time before coming back for the afternoon dive.
I only wished for a slightly better organization. The experience would have been smoother if the office had clearly indicated gathering/check-in times for everyone. Also, had to track down the correct staff member to assist with renting additional gear.

Visited May 2013
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keyscowboy, Owner at Islamorada Dive Center, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hey Anna, thanks for the review. Sorry it was a bit chaotic when you checked in. Our compressor had just went down so we were scrambling a bit. Hopefully you'll be back again so we can show our true selves.

Thanks
Eric
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