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Looe Key Dive Center

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Address: Mile Marker 27.5 US Hwy 1, 27230 Overseas Hwy, Ramrod Key, FL 33042
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+1 305-872-2215

The most professional dive and snorkel shop and charter boat in the Middle...

The most professional dive and snorkel shop and charter boat in the Middle and Lower Keys, Looe Key Reef Resort and Dive Center, located at Mile Marker 27.5 on Ramrod Key, has been sharing the best of Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary since 1978 - longer than anyone in the area! We are offering two trips daily and also offer a wide array of Mares dive gear, vacation essentials, apparel and Keys accessories. Let our PADI dive professionals certify you to Scuba Dive! Or simply enjoy a day snorkeling or bubble watching out at Looe Key Reef aboard the Kokomo Cat II, our 45’ Corinthian Catamaran!!!! We also have a motel with an outdoor pool and offer kayaks, rental boats, fishing and sunset charters. Also don’t forget to check out our Tiki Bar & Grill! **Please make sure to place reviews for our 3 listings in the appropriate location** -Review for Dive & Snorkel Trips HERE at “Looe Key Dive Center” -Review for Tiki Bar: please post at “Looe Key Tiki & Grill” -Review for Hotel or a combination of all 3 Resort Entities: please post at “Looe Key Reef Resort”

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Spectacular Reef snorkeling

Really only had time to do one Snorkeling excursion and I read Looe Key was THE place to go in the Keys. Since Looe Key dive ctr is the closest outfit to this natural gem, I... read more

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Milton, Vermont
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Milton, Vermont
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really only had time to do one Snorkeling excursion and I read Looe Key was THE place to go in the Keys. Since Looe Key dive ctr is the closest outfit to this natural gem, I decided to try out thier morning tour. This trip exceeded my expecatations. Short ~15 to 20 minute ride out to reef.... we moored at... More 

Thank Vermont_stretch
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family out to dive on the reef. Katy and Ron were outstanding hosts. We saw so many Amazing fish and coral structures. It was kinda Rough water but we were in capable hands. This is a MUST do if you are close. WELL worth the fee to go. Actually beyond description all we experienced.

Thank Dwight R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a week in the keys and everyone referred to Looe Key as the best for snorkeling. We were wavering between the Bahia Honda tour and Looe Key Dive Center, chose LKDC and could not have been more pleased. Although seas were a little choppy the experience was great. Staff and crew went above and beyond to to make the... More 

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Megan for the help after I was stuck in the 7mile run traffic. Captain Katie and 1st mate Harrison were great. We went to one side of the reef, which was rough for most of the snorkelers; however, after getting in and away from the boat and some wild fins the water was managable. My 9 yr... More 

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Litchfield, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looe Key dive shop dive date 3-19-2017 My wife and I recently booked a couple dives with the Looe Key dive Company and were both very impressed by the professionalism and what felt to be a genuine desire by the staff that we have a safe and enjoyable experience. We wanted to do a few dives and had read about... More 

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Olive Branch, MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Captain and dive master were very personable and knowledgeable. Great customer service. A couple of my scheduled dives got canceled because of weather and they let me know well in advance which was very considerate. Highly recommend for scuba and snorkel. Will definitely visit again.

Thank rabz786
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Without a doubt, Looe Key Reef is the best reef in the Keys. However, Looe Key Dive Center is certainly Not the most service oriented dive outfit I've ever used. As far as service is concerned they are about average. They do has decent rental gear and a decent boat. The motel attached to the dive center also is rather... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

It was 5 friends and myself diving the Adolphus Busch and then the sanctuary reef. Absolutely fantastic! We checked in with the greatest of ease and our gear was carried to the boat. Captain Ron was very personable and handled the boat professionally. All of us agreed it was a really fun trip. I would highly recommend Looe Key Dive... More 

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LooeKeyReefResort, Manager at Looe Key Dive Center, responded to this review

Glad you had a good trip, and thanks for your patience and persistence with the weather! More 

Middle Island, New York
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

After a unfortunate experience with the Looe Key Resort our room reservations, which rectified, I was apprehensive about diving with their dive center. However wanting to dive the Adolphus Bush and Looe Key Sanctuary Reef, we did not cancel our dives with them which we are VERY happy we didn't. Captain Ron was a wonderful captain. Very knowledgeable and attentive.... More 

Thank teachmph
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We really recommend the Looe key dive center for a great snorkeling adventure. It was recommended to us to head north from Key West for less crowds and better snorkeling. We were very glad we chose Looe dive center for our excursion. The staff was very friendly and very informative, especially captain Katie who did a great job driving the... More 

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