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South Florida Diving Headquarters

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Address: 125 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach, FL 33062-1201
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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If you are Scuba Diving or Snorkeling from Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca...

If you are Scuba Diving or Snorkeling from Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach and Miami call South Florida Diving Headquarters. We can accommodate large groups with our spacious 45' power cats or small private charters on our smaller 34' dive boat. If you're by yourself, no problem, we can always hook you up with a buddy on one of our daily dive trips. We have something for all ages & skill levels. "You can dive, snorkel or watch from above all on the same boat. "Why Choose South Florida? Because Pompano Beach and Ft. Lauderdale have: Biodiversity South Florida reefs are teaming with tropical fish, the same species seen throughout the Caribbean. Accessibility Come by plane, train or automobile. Three international airports, cheap airfares. No passport required and no entry & exit fees. Quick easy access down A1A from Deerfield and Ft. Lauderdale. Dive Conditions Because of the close proximity of the Gulf Stream, SE Florida reefs are bathed in warm clear water year around. Wreck Diving Capitol The Gold Coast claims over 100 shipwrecks in all depth ranges. Greater Ft. Lauderdale has the most active Artificial Reef Program.Short Boat Rides S. Florida's reef track begins less than a 1/4 mile offshore. You'll have made 2 dives before you could get to the keys! Drift Dives Does the thought of lazily drifting along the reef with the current and surfacing when you are ready appeal to you? Accommodations: We have every style and price to fit your taste or budget. From quaint cottages to luxury 5 star hotels. Rated Top Ten Scuba Diving Magazine rated SE Florida top ten in "World's best Wreck Diving, Marine Life & Value Destination", in 2004.

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Excellent Dive Company

This dive company is excellent. We did an easy 30ft dive at the Nursery and S.S. Copenhagen, conditions were excellent. Crew were awesome!! Aria was an awesome captain! Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ScubaGirlEP7
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Plantation, Florida
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Plantation, Florida
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This dive company is excellent. We did an easy 30ft dive at the Nursery and S.S. Copenhagen, conditions were excellent. Crew were awesome!! Aria was an awesome captain! Lots of space on the boat. Reservations were easy, and boat was easy to get to. A little pricey, but we would dive with them again!

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Thank ScubaGirlEP7
Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time. And Aria is such a pro! Regarding the price, we're on par with other operators in the area so what really matters is the experience. We look forward to seeing you on the boats again soon! So many more reefs and wrecks to explore. More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a shallow wreck dive and a reef dive. The crew was very helpful and friendly. We'll definitely dive with them again if we're in the area!

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Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

Woohoo! Glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you on the boats again soon! More 

Loveland, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd hoped for two days of diving for my husbands birthday but only got one in due to choppy seas. The crew made it well worth our money and time. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area!

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Thank Tricia F
Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Tricia. And thank you for understanding that sometimes, dives need to be moved around due to matters out of our control :) We can't wait to take you diving again soon! And happy belated to your husband! More 

Tropic
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10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the available undersea destinations outside Hillsboro inlet there's plenty of great dives these excellent people can facilitate for you. The shop is not a merchandise for sale place, instead the focus is on participation in great dives right outside the inlet. The boats are varied depending on the size of the groups reserved, and will get you there and... More 

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Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

So thrilled to hear that we can make your dive experience that much more enjoyable, Russ! Thank you for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again soon! More 

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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small group of divers from my home base dive operation in NYC organized an excursion to South Florida for some recreational diving. Personally I dove four days and got 13 dives in. The staff and crew at SFDH were absolutely terrific. We had a great variety of dives over the four days (drift, wreck, reef) and really got a... More 

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Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear you had a great experience diving with us. We definitely try to go above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to ahving you on the boat again soon! More 

Brazil
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512 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say I did not liked diving with them, but certainly expected more. My night dive canceled after all were onboard due to engine problems. Next morning the dives were fine and Dave and Chris (Capitam and DM) very nice and helpful. First time I've seen rental BCDs with integrated weights - nice. Reception is not their strong point.

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Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

Hi there! Unfortunately, engine troubles occur in our line of business. We do, however, do our best to go above and beyond to make up for unforeseen changes. Our crew is exceptional and knowing that your dives on the following day went well is what matters. More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was my first time diving with this operation and I had a blast! I had a little difficulty finding the location but after that everything went smoothly. They set me up with the rental equipment I needed and made sure my nitrox tanks were analyzing correctly. On the boat our captain, David, walked around and introduced himself to everyone... More 

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Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your dives with us! And yes, aside from ensuring your safety, our main goal is making sure you have an amazing experience and we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs. Looking forward to having you back on the boat again soon! More 

Oregon, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We did the snorkeling trip to the nursery. There was a combination of snorkelers and divers. The water was kind of cloudy so the fish were not so great but the crew (Bradley and Zach) were friendly and helpful. It was nice afternoon at a fair price.

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Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your trip with us! We're always at the mercy of whatever the ocean throws at us, but if you come out and snorkel with us again, we may get lucky and get better visibility ;) Hope to see you on the boat again soon! More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for a pleasure trip and ended up taking advanced scuba diving lessons. Attila is the ABSOLUTE BEST. For the first time ever I have been able to dive without assistance. Water and snacks were served on the boat. Excellent crew who made it fun and entertaining. I highly recommend this place whether you are going... More 

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Thank Janice A
Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

So glad Attila helped you conquer a new feat, Janice! He's definitely a terrific instructor. We do everything we can to make sure all our divers are safe and having a great time - looks like we accomplished just that :) Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you and your husband on the boat again... More 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I was drawn to this dive company because they have an incredible website, allowing me to research and reserve dives online before I even leave home. Unfortunately, our experience wasn't very good; they claimed that our reserved dive site wasn't available, and switched us off to something of lesser value. Nothing is provided with the boat dive; you have to... More 

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Agustina P, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Diving Headquarters, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your experience with us. If we change the scheduled dive site, it's usually for a good reason, such as less than favorable conditions. Your safety is always our main concern. As far as what's provided with your boat ticket, you'll find that all dive operators in the area manage their prices the same... More 

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