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Address: 12565 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
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+1 305-743-2126
08:00 - 17:00
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Abyss Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, offering...

Abyss Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, offering dive instruction, from Discover Scuba Diving to IDC Staff Instructor. Dive medicine instruction through Divers Alert Network and US Coast Guard captain license courses, 6 pack and Masters. As a Scubapro Dealer we offer servicing on equipment and sales.

Abyss Dive Center offers two tank boat trips daily on our 34' Crusader, Vitamin Sea.

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Great diving experience

The sun and air temps were perfect. Cap'n Michael made sure I (a novice diver) knew exactly what to do and went out of his way to help with my weaknesses. My husband, Dean, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sun and air temps were perfect. Cap'n Michael made sure I (a novice diver) knew exactly what to do and went out of his way to help with my weaknesses. My husband, Dean, and I enjoyed our dive on the Horseshoe Reef - even though the visibility was only about 20 ft. Thanks to all the guys for helping... More 

Thank 6camaro7
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a small dive operation that you might miss driving by. They were recommended to us by other divers. My husband is a dive instructor and he was working with my son's girlfriend on her certification while we were in the keys. The dive crew was super understanding and accommodating to our needs and helped make her comfortable as... More 

Thank BlueDiver3231
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great place! Friendly people, fantastic knowledge and a great two days spent with them. The pool adjacent was a great spot for our refresher and the instructor was fantastic. The boat was super clean and nice and the fish we saw were great. Great instruction, great two days

Thank Lisa H
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and I and our niece and her husband and 13 year old did the refresher course - time in the pool and then 2 open water dives. The dive masters were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Their premises, boat and equipment were clean and up to date. We felt very safe. We all had a great ti;me and would... More 

Thank 217Connie
Punta Arenas, Chile
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I took the Discover Scuba course with Abyss. My wife was having trouble with some aspects of the training and Jim took the time to calm her down and help her one on one. I was just amazed that instead of just saying maybe this isn^t for you he stayed with her and walked her thru again... More 

Thank mbrett653
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Hands down, best shop/operator in the keys. Even if you must drive to get there, it's worth it! We have been to the keys multiple times and have dived with seven different operators (and eliminated many others, hey, We like to try new things) We are an instructor/dive master couple with lots of experience Competent/safe We like extreme diving, extremely... More 

Thank Bob S
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Captain Tracy and Dive Instructor Jim provided an outstanding dive experience for our whole family. We did open water certification and they made it a fun, stress free experience, while still focusing on the educational aspects. We were impressed with their commitment to maintaining the Keys as a great dive location through the Blue Star Ecological Program and PADI's Project... More 

Thank 707piper
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I went on 6 dives with them on a vacation down in Marathon FL, each one with Captain Jim Wilcox. the dives were spread across 3 days. 4 were in the afternoon and 2 in the morning. The first 4 were focused on seeing the wildlife, and man was there plenty to see. I'm a relatively new diver, however my... More 

Thank goalkiller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I had an excellent day of shallow reef diving with Jim. The shop, gear to hire and the boat are all of a high standard; clean and good condition. The boat only takes 6 divers so you're guaranteed a small group! Plus there was no one else on the reef we visited (I travelled in May so not peak season).... More 

Thank CatG205
Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

While this center didn't have a dive master in the water, which is typical for the Keys, the captain explained the dive spots, currents, dive expectation and profile sufficiently for us to feel safe and relaxed and was very conscious of our safety at all times. The reefs, especially the Horseshoe, was spectacular.

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