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“Top review even though we didn't get to go snorkeling!”

A Deep Blue Dive Center
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Owner description: WELCOME to the fabulous Florida Keys, with America's only Continental living coral reef. The Middle Florida Keys is one of the world's most versatile and breathtaking dive destinations. You will be in awe of the wonderous 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 "Turtle", a roomy 34 ft., six-passenger-maximum dive vessel equipped with a fresh water shower. Keep your eyes open for a dolphin or turtle on the 30 minute ride back to the dock. We have a complete line of SCUBA and snorkel gear for sale or rent. Or just stop by to get info on where the locals go.
Brooklyn, Ny
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Top review even though we didn't get to go snorkeling!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

We had already paid for our snorkeling trip when a staff member explained to us and another couple that the sea was a little rough and the ride would be bumpy. So we elected not to go out (the other couple did go) and because we were leaving the next day, they cheerfully refunded our money.

By doing this, I feel they earned a top rating - even though we didn't get to go snorkeling.

Next time we're back, we'll try again.

Visited May 2014
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Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Deep Blue Dive Center (recommended by Tranquility Bay)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Thank you Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort for recommending "A Deep Blue Dive Center" for our family snorkeling trip. Captain Lloyd and Miss Melissa were super helpful to our young family of snorkelers. Our 3 children (ages 9, 7, 6) had never snorkeled in the open sea before. Our two boys loved all the fish they saw and the sunken ship. Our 6 year old didn't last in the water very long. Melissa did a great job of keeping her busy and safe on board while we snorkeled. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

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Drake, Colorado
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128 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great snorkling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Because of the weather, the first 2 attempts to go had to be scratched. We actually liked this because the staff explained that while we could go, the swells would be very rough and visibility limited. When we did get to go, the ride out was great (as was the ride back), and while the visibility could have been better, we had a great time. Be sure to use the noodle floats! My only reservations are that we had to swim quite far out to the reef and if someone had gotten in trouble, I am not sure how that would have worked out. Perhaps they were keeping an eye out (the staff was great and really qualified), but they would not have been able to get to anyone very fast at all because they would have had to swim to do any kind of rescue. The directions to the reef could also have been better. There was a lot of looking around before the reef was actually found by anyone. But we knew what we were doing and had a great time. Not so sure I would take kids out. It is ocean snorkeling. But we had a great time and would go again. We really did appreciate that they did not want to take us out when it was rough.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I did our open water certification with the team at A Deep Blue. John, our instructor was thorough and patient. Cal, our captain, was great as well. Our 18 year old son was along and is an Advanced Diver. He also had a great trip. We did several other dives. Guided dive on the Thunderbolt was a highlight. We would definitely come back and highly recommend!

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“Fun filled afternoon on the reef ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Our last full day in the keys was spent - where it should be - out on the water. The instructors and crew at this dive shop are top drawer. Our daughter participated in the Discover Scuba Dive course offered at Tranquility Bay and she is now hooked on diving! First the pool course followed by her first open dive. A special thanks to Melissa and John. Captain Carl & crew Bert worked hard while we enjoyed our snorkel and dive. Snorkel locations were okay but the water on the reef has been so choppy lately that it's a bit murky to see fish. Still able to see schools of yellow snapper, a nurse shark, parrot fish, lots of tangs, beautiful fan coral & more.

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