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Abyss Dive Center

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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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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Weather didn't cooperate - but Abyss was AMAZING!

I just have to write an excellent review as Abyss staff did EVERYTHING they could to try to accomodate my 17 year old daughter in a diving trip when we were in Marathon for 4... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I just have to write an excellent review as Abyss staff did EVERYTHING they could to try to accomodate my 17 year old daughter in a diving trip when we were in Marathon for 4 days. We had previously scheduled a trip for her on the Tuesday, and the staff (Christina in particular I believe) were very upfront and open... More 

Thank 5lovetotravel2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Unfortunately, we did not get to dive with Abyss. We had one day planned and we hoped to do a two tank dive on the Thunderbolt and an evening night dive. Due to the weather both dives were cancelled. This dive operation came very strongly recommended by our travel agent whom has dove with them and knew this dive shop... More 

Thank Richard P
Detroit, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 

1 Thank BlueDiver3231
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
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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
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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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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25 reviews
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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 

1 Thank Bob S
United States
1 review
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
1 review
Reviewed 3 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 

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