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“Great time, great crew”

Ocean Divers Bayside
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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!
Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great time, great crew”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Everyone from the person handling the paper work to the guys on the boat were great to deal with. Sodas for staying hydrated and Starbursts for clearing out the salt water flavor were appreciated. Our family took a dive/snorkel excursion- we were snorkeling but others were diving. The crew was helpful to the divers as they walked around with heavy gear on, helpful to the people reboarding the boat, and they even helped me tow my young daughter back to the boat since the current was hard for us to swim against that day.

Oh and the reefs were cool too- but that goes without saying.

Visited March 2014
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Nottingham, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Had a great time snorkeling! These guys are the best. Planning on going back next year and doing it again.

Visited February 2014
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Marietta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Pirate Island Divers provided an EXEMPLARY experience for my family. We scheduled the trip so that my 10 year old son could become a Junior Open Water Diver. As part of the trip we also scheduled to have the rest of the family (to include my 14 year old daughter) complete the Advanced Open Water course.

First, the program was customized for our family to maximize "together time" despite the fact that we were completing different courses. Joni did a great job of listening to what we wanted and scheduling the courses to keep the family together as much as possible.

Next when we arrived, we met our son's instructor, Angie. She set us at ease and did a great job working with our son (despite his typical 10 year old lack of focus). She instilled confidence and kept him safe...all while making it really fun!

We also met "Murph" our Advanced Open Water instructor. He was very patient with all of us despite the fact that we hadn't been diving for several years. His instruction was excellent and he was quick to adapt the course to meet our individual needs. He was a great instructor.

The weather for our first open water day was not cooperative yet the entire PID team worked to adapt and shift the schedule to get our instruction completed and ensure that we had a quality experience. This was an example of SUPERIOR customer service.

Brian, the Dive Boat Captain was a model of professionalism and competence. He was not only our Captain, but also an integral part of our dive experience, making sure that everything ran smoothly and most of all SAFELY!

We also had the pleasure of diving with another of the "Brians" as our Dive Master. He kept everything fun and safe as well!

The LAST, but most important part of this review includes how the ENTIRE PID staff handled working with my wife to get her re-acquainted and comfortable with diving. Although she was unable to FULLY complete her Advanced Course, she had a GREAT time. When it became clear that she was going to be unable to complete the deep dive (she was a bit scared of that prospect), the PID staff (specifically "David") stepped up and helped her get the most out of the trip. they had NO obligation to do this. But they did it anyway.

Folks, if you are interested in learning to dive, advance your training or just go out and have a wonderful experience diving at some spectacular sites, PID is THE place. Don't waste your time or money with other options...just do it all here.

PID, THANK YOU for the wonderful experience, for making it all FUN and for keeping my family safe.

The kids want to come back next week!

We will be back!!!

Visited February 2014
2 Thank Barry C
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Lakota, North Dakota
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome, great time!”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

This was such a great snorkeling and scuba diving trip! The men and women of the crew made it fun and they were very entertaining and knew just where to take us! We saw many beautiful fish and great reefs. We had 11 of my family members on this excursion! Fun was had by all!!!!

Visited December 2013
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Fantastic all around. Was open water certified here in 2009 and had a great course/instruction, friendly service. Ran into an issue with my certification and the team there worked very quickly to get the issue resolved. Would highly reccomend Pirate Island Divers!

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Corbe0819
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