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Tilden's Scuba Center

#15 of 80 Tours in Marathon Features Animals
4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2396
+1 305-743-7255
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It's the little things

This was an alright experience. It may not be their fault. Windy weather. Small dive group going... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
E-Bombs
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Best Dive Operation in the Keys

Wayne, Zach, and Captain Billy all come together to make Tildens the best dive operation in the... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
David M
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Dowagiac, Michigan
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4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2396
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an alright experience. It may not be their fault. Windy weather. Small dive group going out. I don't know. But little information about the reef was provided before the dive. I reserve my opinion for next trip with this dive shop. They did...More

Thank E-Bombs
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Wayne, Zach, and Captain Billy all come together to make Tildens the best dive operation in the keys. last year i brought my oldest son to get him certified and dive for a week. i was in marathon with my wife and 7 year old...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great day with Capt Billy and Jessica. Wife had a hard time with the water the last time she tried to dive with Dive Duck Key, not their fault, but did way better this time. Best day ever diving with my wife for her first...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Jessica showed me how to spearfish then we practiced at depth. Cruised around the reefs looking for some quality Hogfish. We're able to connect with a couple of beauties and also got 8 lobsters! Did the spearfishing then came back a week later and got...More

Thank bruizer_man
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a great morning of snorkeling and SNUBA ! Tilden took us to a set of reefs on the Atlantic side of Marathon Key which were just several feet below the surface but extended down to about 20 ft under. Making it perfect for...More

Thank lospathes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

"Type of visit" was all adult family. Trip Advisor, you might want to broaden the options. Tildens on the other hand had all the options covered. We had a party of 7 with a mix of experience and they were able to accommodate everyone's interests....More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Even though the visability of only one foot at Sombrero reef ruined our diving there, we had a nice time diving on the Gulf side even though we didn't get to see as much. We had a good time with the crew Jessica and Captain...More

1  Thank bluestreak95
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Captain Billy took us out to two sites along with some scuba divers. It was a great trip, staff on the boat & at the store were very knowledgeable & helpful & professional. I would Absolutely recommend them as a snorkeler who is fairly experienced...More

1  Thank Carma R
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Nice store with great selection and friendly staff! They gave us great suggestions for places to eat locally while in Marathon. Highly recommended!

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great snorkeling trip today. The seas got a little rough and I felt a little sick the last half of the trip but the crew handled this excellently giving me great pointers on how to overcome this. I really liked the way...More

1  Thank susan K
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andychilmon
I'm open water certified. How long and how much to get advanced certified?
4 March 2017|
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Response from wendy H | Property representative |
We certify PADI & NAUI AOW Divers year round, as well as SSI divers. PADI and NAUI offer an instructor-led dive class, while SSI's program is a little different. Our AOW course consists of 5-6 dives (depending on time of... More
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Bwink167
We will be staying in Marathon October 22,23,24th and would like to dive at least 2 days. How much will it cost and do you recommend a nice hotel or motel??
2 January 2017|
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Response from Go2beaches2 | Property representative |
Good Morning. Depending on the amount of gear will vary your fee for your trips. If you need no gear it starts at $70 and full gear is $130. All of our trips are approximately 4 hours and travel to 2 locations. We have a... More
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Love2TravLots
My wife & I arrive in Marathon on the 15th of Feb. We're staying for a week at the Jolly Roger Campground; I believe it's located in your area, close to both of your shops. So do I check in with you folks asap after arriving to discuss a few dive trips, and see what there is available? (I would assume so)! Weather permitting, I hope our drive down goes without too much interference. I think this winter has thrown you guys more curves than we've gotten in Minnesota. Anxious to meet up with you. Gary Kalow
27 January 2016|
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Response from wendy H | Property representative |
Jolly Roger Campground is located between our two shops, close by. Depending on what kind of diving and how often you want to dive while you are here, I recommend calling and speaking with us before your arrival in the... More
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