Top Scuba Dive Shops in Monroe County

Ready to check out the best shops in Monroe County for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 31 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Monroe County to suit your needs.
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Island Ventures

#1 - Island Ventures

Diving in the Florida Keys provides a wide variety of scenery and sea life and it would take years to see everything. Each reef area offers a different experience and a different view for divers. In addition to the many reefs and ledges, the wrecks are also very popular dive sites. As with any living reef area, corals are living creatures. Divers should make every effort to help keep our waters pristine. .
Sail Fish Scuba

#2 - Sail Fish Scuba

Sail Fish Scuba invented and is the only dive shop in the Florida Keys offering in-water-photo-guided dives with a FREE set of the days tour photos at no additional fee, as long as there is a DM intern along during instruction tours. If you want to earn Scuba Diver level certification in 1 (12hour) day, we offer this, call for details. We like to limit our dive and snorkel groups on our boats to 6 divers/1 photo guide. We have been rated #1 on by our customers and pride ourselves with listening closely to all customers wants and needs. Our dive shop, classroom, and boat dock are all in the same location which sets us apart from most Keys dive centers.
Quiescence Diving Services, Inc.

#3 - Quiescence Diving Services, Inc.

Personalized Scuba and Snorkel Trips aboard the QI, QII, and QIII, departing twice daily to the Marine Sanctuary from Blackwater Sound. Our three 6-passenger boats are located directly behind the shop in our private marina located at Mile Marker 103.6 on U.S. HWY 1 in beautiful Key Largo, Florida.
BlueWater Divers

#4 - BlueWater Divers

BlueWater Divers is a resort dive shop located in Key Largo, Florida, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Horizon Divers

#5 - Horizon Divers

Horizon Divers — the shop with whom to go scuba diving Key Largo Florida — is committed to the safety, comfort and enjoyment of our guests.Horizon Divers is in the heart of Key Largo, Florida. We are a full service PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center specializing in recreational through technical diving, trainging, and instruction. Our two boats Cheeca View and Pisces are equipped with all of the comforts you would enjoy on any dive boats and they leave right from our shop! We have an array of great amenities beginning with iced fruit juices and water on every Key Largo scuba diving trip, freshwater rinse stations on board, a large guest storage locker, clean and air conditioned scuba dive classroom.
Seamonkeys Watersports

#6 - Seamonkeys Watersports

Conveniently located at the Hampton Inn and Suites at Mile Marker 80 in Islamorada, and home of Islamorada's Best ""Six Pac"" Dive Boat. Seamonkey's O2 Deep is a 27 ft. May Craft custom dive boat with all safety equipment. We only carry 6 passengers so we can provide personalized service you just can't find in the big operations. In fact, our divers are more like family, staying in touch until they can come back again.

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

Captains Corner Dive Center

#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.

Capt. Hooks Looe Key Reef Adventures

#8 - Capt. Hooks Looe Key Reef Adventures

Strike Zone Charter will bring you to the most treasured aquatic places of the United Kingdom. Depending on your package deal, you will be escorted and treated like a VIP as you come to discover magnificent sites that you have never seen before. The Strike Zone Charter and its members want you to not only create memorable moments but also learn about the natural beauty of the aquatic world. Our business endeavours for our guests to experience a worthwhile holiday that will satisfy their thirst for adventure and beautiful destinations. Additionally, we want our guests to learn about the aquatic resources that will enable them to gain more respect for the world we live in. The United Kingdom has abundant aquatic sites you can visit. These destinations can be your dream setting to commemorate a particular event that is important to you you’re your honeymoon, a reunion and more. We want our guests to have fun but we also want them to acquire an illuminating perspective about the natural environment as they explore the world around them. Make your dreams come true as you and your loved ones witness the glorious splendour of the ocean. Be amazed by the energy and spiritual atmosphere of the rivers that intertwine with one another. Gasp as the full moon and the stars reflect upon the glassy calm waters. These are just some of the things that await you and your friends, family and colleagues. Contact us today to book your trip!
Key Dives

#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.

Conch Republic Divers

#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.

Islamorada Dive Center

#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.

Pirates Cove Watersports

#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. 

Florida Sea Base

#13 - Florida Sea Base

The Florida Sea Base is a co-ed facility owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. It's facilities and programs are available to registered Scouts and Scouters of the BSA only.
Scuba Fun

#14 - Scuba Fun

Dive the Florida Keys, Pennekamp State Park, our beautiful reefs, and the famous Wreck Trek!Scuba-Fun is a full Service PADI 5 Star Resort:Hotels and Attraction BookingDaily Reef and Wreck DivesComplete PackagesInstruction and Guiding in English, German, French and SpanishVariety of comfortable and safe boatsFlexible Dive SchedulePrivate ChartersDiscover Scuba DivingPADI Instruction: Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Adventure Dives, Specialties, Refresher Classes, Go ProThe most personalized diving that the Keys have to offer: with Anya
Rainbow Reef Dive Center

#15 - Rainbow Reef Dive Center

5 Star CDC that is the most chosen IDC in the North America in a tropical location with 2 Platinum Course Directors. Featuring 3 boats, we dive reefs wrecks, walls and night dives daily. Each trip includes tanks, weights, bottled water, chocolate chip cookies and FREE DIVE GUIDES. Dive and stay packages are available and custom created on our website. Let us show you all Key Largo has to offer both above and below the water!
Florida Keys Dive Center

#16 - Florida Keys Dive Center


"Flakeys" is a full service PADI scuba diving center in the Florida Keys, offering daily guided scuba diving trips, scuba instruction, spear fishing and private dive charters. You can find us in Tavernier, FL, mile marker 90 along the Overseas Hwy. 5 minutes South of Key Largo and a short drive from Key West and the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area.

Come scuba dive the best wrecks with us here in the warm waters of the Florida Keys. We will take you to sunken wrecks like the Duane, Eagle, Bibb, Spiegel Grove, SS Benwood and the newley discoverd "Yellow Submarine" . Dive the spectacular ledges like Conch Wall, Crocker Wall and Snapper Ledge.  Our diving charter trips to the reefs of Molasses, Hens & Chickens, Davis, Davey Crocker, Pennekamp, Pickles, Victory, Runway, Fingers, Morada, Rocky Top and Aquarium must be experienced.

Bring your own scuba diving gear or rent from us. If you are not a certified scuba diver, try our Discover Scuba class or get PADI Certified in a weekend. If you are a little bit rusty, we also offer refresher diving courses.

Ocean Divers

#17 - Ocean Divers

Ocean Divers is America's local dive shop. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary comprise North America's only flourishing coral reefs. And it's our back garden! Come scuba dive and snorkel with us! Ocean Divers is also a PADI 5 Star Career Development Center. We train from beginner diving through to Instructor level and Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Our staff is extremely experience and we have been in business since 1975! Come and see us and get the training you deserve! Not only do we have beautiful reefs but we also dive amazing wrecks. We dive mainly the LSD Spiegel Grove, the USCGC Duane and the Benwood. We also offer a unique Spiegel Grove PADI Distinctive Specialty.
Divers Direct  Key West

#18 - Divers Direct Key West

The waters near our Key West dive shops have a lot to offer. From crystal blue waters to beautiful corals and a wide variety of marine life there is something for every type of scuba diver. Whether you are an open water scuba diver or a technical scuba diver, there are enough reefs and wrecks in Key West to guarantee you wont be disappointed in diving here
Sea Dwellers Dive Center, Inc.

#19 - Sea Dwellers Dive Center, Inc.

Sea Dwellers Dive Center has been diving the Florida Keys for over 35 years! We are a PADI 5-Star Resort Facility located in the heart of Key Largo, the ""Dive Capital of the World"". Facilities include a full-service dive center, daily dive and snorkel charters, all levels of PADI 5-Star Scuba Instruction, and diving equipment sales and services.

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.

Rainbow Reef Dive Center

#20 - Rainbow Reef Dive Center



Southpoint Divers

#21 - Southpoint Divers

Southpoint Divers is Key West's oldest PADI 5 STAR Dive Center and is located in the heart of old town at 610 Front St. Our 46' custom dive boat, The Phoenix is located across the street at the Hyatt Resort and Marina. Southpoint Divers has been in business since 1991 and is still voted the best dive shop in Key West. The M/V Phoenix is a 46' Newton Custom Dive Boat built in 2000. The custom configuration features two dive ladders and a large swim platform at the back of the boat for easy giant stride entries. She also comes equipped with camera table, camera buckets, two fresh water showers, fresh water hose, head, ample storage space for gear and dry bags and state of the art electronics. She is licensed for 40 Divers but we never book more than 27 passengers to ensure your comfort and space.

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.

Captain Hook's Dive Center

#22 - Captain Hook's Dive Center

Since the 1950s, Captain Hooks Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything you need for a day on the water. Charters for fishing, diving, snorkeling, dive instruction and certification; bait and tackle; scuba equipment and air tanks; boat rentals; snacks and beverageswe have all the supplies youll need to enjoy an area celebrated for world-class fishing, diving and all water sports. We are conveniently located oceanside on the Overseas Highway at the Vaca Cut bridge (MM53), which puts us just minutes from Marathons incredible reef and prime fishing waters.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

#23 - John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

What makes the coral reefs of the Florida Keys so special? Well, for starters, the Florida Keys Reef Tract is the only living coral barrier reef in North America, and is the 3rd largest coral barrier reef in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Meso-American Reef in Belieze). The reef runs roughly 221 miles down the south-eastern coast of Florida, paralleling the Florida Keys from Key Biscayne off Miami down to the Dry Tortugas, 70 miles west of Key West, from 1 mile to 8 miles offshore. The proximity of the reef (just a half-hour boat ride from land); the warm, clear water from the Gulf Stream just offshore; and the fantastic richness of life found here makes the reefs of the Florida Keys one of the most uniquely beautiful and accessible wild areas in the country.

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.

Capt. Slate's Scuba Adventures

#24 - Capt. Slate's Scuba Adventures

Operating since 1978, CAPTAIN SLATE'S SCUBA ADVENTURES is the premier dive, snorkel, and glass bottom boat operator. Located in Key Largo, we are the closest dive operation to the Christ of the Abyss statue, the Elbow, and the 510� Wreck of the Spiegel Grove. With three boats , your voyage experience is kept personable, relaxed, and exclusive. And don't forget - a visit to Key Largo is not complete without the world famous Creature Feature!Our highly qualified staff offers PADI, NAUI, SDI, TDI, SEI, DAN certifications and more so start or continue your dive education here!What are you waiting for? Contact us at 800-331-3483, 305-451-3020 or send us an email and book your diving adventure!
Dive Key West - Capt Hooks LLC

#25 - Dive Key West - Capt Hooks LLC

Dive Key West - Capt Hooks LLC is a resort dive shop located in Key West, Florida, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
A Deep Blue Dive Center

#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.

Discount Divers Bed & Breakfast

#27 - Discount Divers Bed & Breakfast

Here at Discount Divers, we offer a more extensive introductory scuba diving training program than most other vacation dive resorts anywhere - not beginner courses that leave you inexperienced and anxious after only 4 training dives.

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.

Tilden's Scuba Center

#28 - Tilden's Scuba Center

Tilden's Scuba Center is a resort dive shop located in Marathon, Florida, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
The Dive Shop

#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. 

Key Largo Dive Center

#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. 

Key Largo Undersea Park

#31 - Key Largo Undersea Park

Key Largo Undersea Park is a resort dive shop located in Key Largo, Florida, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .