Top Scuba Dive Shops in Monroe County
#1 - Island Ventures
#2 - Sail Fish Scuba
#3 - Quiescence Diving Services, Inc.
#4 - BlueWater Divers
#5 - Horizon Divers
#6 - Seamonkeys Watersports
Islamorada, long recognized as the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World”, is now an icon among sport divers for much the same reason, a massive population of tropical marine life. High profile coral heads and broad ledges shelter huge congregates of French grunt and goatfish, while regal queen angelfish casually graze amid the reef recesses. Friendly green moray eels swim freely along the spur-and-groove channels, and reclusive nurse sharks lurk beneath the overhangs. Islamorada offers a wide variety of shallow coral reefs, mini walls, and shipwrecks . We have dozens of dive and snorkel sites for all experience levels and remember, our boat can get there in no time
#7 - Captains Corner Dive Center
Dive Key West with Captain’s Corner in historic old town
Captain’s Corner has been in operation since 1985 as a PADI 5 star Dive Center and has Key West’s only on-site training pool. We offer a full range of scuba diving courses from Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Certification all the way up to Dive master, as well a variety of specialty courses. We pride ourselves on having the best instructors, guides and boat crew on the island.
#8 - Capt. Hooks Looe Key Reef Adventures
#9 - Key Dives
Key Dives is Islamorada's premier PADI scuba diving center. We pride ourselves on providing top-of-the-line customer service and the best scuba diving experience in the Florida Keys. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff takes care of you every step of the way to ensure each and every diver has the experience of a lifetime. From tagging your gear and setting up your equipment to detailed dive briefings and incredible guided dives on the top Florida Keys dive sites, if you want the best - Key Dives is your only choice.
#10 - Conch Republic Divers
We are located in Tavernier which is just South of Key Largo and North of Islamorada. Running out of Tavernier Creek, we have access to the reefs from the southern edge of Pennekamp Park off of Key Largo down to about Alligator Light just south of Islamorada. This gives us access to some of the best scuba diving in the Florida Keys.
#11 - Islamorada Dive Center
The Islamorada Dive Center is a full service scuba shop located at the beautiful Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina in Islamorada, Florida, Florida Keys. We offer guided dive charters on the abundant reefs and wrecks two times a day. We are also a full service shop offering repairs and retail. One of our specialties is scuba education. We have a state of the art classroom and two pools on site for training.
#12 - Pirates Cove Watersports
We are a full service PADI Resort. We offer everything from Bubblemaker to IDC, with everything on property. We also offer other watersports activities for non-divers.
#13 - Florida Sea Base
#14 - Scuba Fun
#15 - Rainbow Reef Dive Center
#17 - Ocean Divers
#18 - Divers Direct Key West
#19 - Sea Dwellers Dive Center, Inc.
We offer daily Scuba Diving charters to Pennekamp Park and the Key Largo Marine Sanctuary. Sea Dwellers is a PADI 5-Star Facility offering all levels of Instruction. We offer our basic "Discover Scuba" Experience daily, and our PADI Open Water Certification Course includes 6 dives on our reefs & wrecks, 2 more dives than most other courses offer! Usually we can start your course on any day of the week, just call toll-free to inquire.
#21 - Southpoint Divers
Key West is home to North America's only living coral reef. Located six miles off the coast of the Florida Keys, the reef is home to millions of living specimens. As the world's 3rd largest barrier reef system the diving offered is extraordinary. During the summer, Key West is known for flat, calm days that lend themselves to the spectacular visibility often excess of 100ft!
The USNS Vandenberg - The USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg is Key West’s newest artificial reef. She lies in 140 feet of water approximately 6 miles SSE of Key West in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). She was originally commissioned as the General Harry Taylor in May 1944 and served as a troop transport in World War II. She was re-commissioned in 1963 as the USAFS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg and began service for the Atlantic Missile Range as a missile tracking ship. In 1983, she was mothballed and transferred to MARAD at the James River fleet in Virginia. Universal Studios used her in 1996 in California for the filming of the motion picture Virus starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Sutherland before returned to the James River fleet.
A project that spanned over 14 years was begun by a local dive boat captain, Joe Weatherby, to bring the Vandenberg to Key West and sink her. In 1999 he founded ARK (Artificial Reefs of the Keys) and continued the process of clearing her through all the government agencies for sinking. After years of toil and fund raising the USNS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg was brought to Key West, FL. and sunk on May 27, 2009.
The ship now is a habitat to all the different species of fish and coral that are here in the Florida Keys. Research is being conducted on her through the FKNMS which will determine her impact on the environment. As scuba divers, we explore the wreck with amazement as we see all the developing stages of coral growth and fish life and wonder at the 65 year history of the vessel itself.
#22 - Captain Hook's Dive Center
#23 - John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
As the official and only SCUBA dive boat of
John Pennekamp State Park, we have the distinct privilege of taking you, your family and friends to the magnificent coral reefs, our infamous shipwrecks and the famous Christ of the Abyss Statue located just offshore of beautiful Key Largo, Florida!
Our PADI 5-Star Gold Palm facility offers two-location, two-tank dives twice daily, at 9:30 and 1:30. Equipment rental is available.
#24 - Capt. Slate's Scuba Adventures
#25 - Dive Key West - Capt Hooks LLC
#26 - A Deep Blue Dive Center
WELCOME to the fabulous Florida Keys, with America's only living coral reef, the third largest reef in the world. The Middle Florida Keys is one of the world's most versatile and breathtaking dive destinations. You will be in awe of the wondrous sights below. So much so, you will want to stay down forever. A Deep Blue Dive Center, located in the city of Key Colony Beach, invites you and your family to dive or snorkel off Melissa-Rene, a 30 ft. Island Hopper, 20 passenger-maximum dive vessel.
#27 - Discount Divers Bed & Breakfast
Stay in one of our Florida Keys Bed and Breakfast efficiency apartments for a week or so, and you will get not a mere 4 dives, but a total of 9 -12 instructor escorted scuba dives that will leave you comfortable, safe, and competent to fly immediately to any of the exotic dive resorts in the world, confident and fully certified with advanced open water scuba skills - plus you can also acquire additional related specialty training in activities like underwater photography.
#28 - Tilden's Scuba Center
#29 - The Dive Shop
The Dive Shop at Ocean Reef is more than just a 5 Star PADI Dive Center with an elite team of highly experienced professional Instructors with unparalleled customer service. We are a Keys family who call this underwater world our home and want everyone to experience just how awe-inspiring swimming through a coral reef is before it’s too late.
Coral Reefs are disappearing at an alarming rate. Lucky for us these reefs are located right in Ocean Reef Club’s backyard. Our mission is to make a difference by getting the community involved in our effort to safely conserve our reefs while providing exceptional customer service.
We took action and have received a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation who has partnered with the Florida Keys Nation Marine Sanctuary to establish a new conservation project called "Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys." This funds our shop for dive and snorkel trips dedicated to marine debris cleanup.
An important note- all of our services are exclusively for members and guests of the Ocean Reef Club.
#30 - Key Largo Dive Center
Key Largo Dive Center is a PADI Dive Center located adjacent to the best coral reefs in the Florida Keys. Our dive boat, the Key Largo Diver, is the best way to get out the the nearby reefs, wrecks and dive. Never more than six divers, no cattle car, and with a free Divemaster on all dives to act as your dive guide.
Key Largo Dive Center offers training from Open Water Diver all the way through Divemaster. The Key Largo Dive Center Dive Travel Club, better known as our "KLDC Dive Team" travels around the world to all of the best and exciting scuba diving locations.