Dive Boat

The Key Largo Diver is a 34′ Crusader dive boat custom modified for optimum diver utility and comfort. Unlike many operators who put 12 or more divers on this model of dive boat, we only put 6 divers on our boat in order to create a premium dive boat experience. No cattle car overcrowding. Plenty of space to spread out your gear and enjoy your dive trip. One low price for all trips.

Two Daily Dive Departures. 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

Call our dive center at (305) 451-5844 in order to make your reservations. Email: scuba@KeyLargoDiveCenter.com

Two Location Dive: $99. Choose a combination of two shallow reef dives or two deep wreck dives or one shallow and one deep as appropriate to your certification level. The first divers to schedule for a particular boat charter determine the type of dives for that trip. Double-deep dives require Enriched Air (Nitrox) certification by all divers for our surface interval requirements.

Our reef dives are generally shallow between 20-35 feet and require an Open Water Diver certification*. Most of our wreck dives are deep dives, either the USS Spiegel Grove or the USCG Cutters Duane and the Bibb. These three deep wreck dives are at approximately 100′ and we require Advanced Open Water certification and appropriate deep diving equipment (see below **). If you wish to do a double deep dive you must be Enriched Air (Nitrox) certified in order to reduce surface intervals. We visit also frequent one shallow wreck, the Benwood wreck, which sits in 30-50 feet of water and only requires an Open Water Diver certification to dive.

Lobster Dives Charter $495. The majority of our dive sites are protected areas as defined by Pennekamp State Park or by the Key Largo National Underwater Marine Sanctuary. Lobster hunting, spearfishing, or removing any items from these sites are prohibited. Therefore lobster trips go to special locations where catching lobster is legal. See *** below. All divers must have Florida Resident or Out of State Fishing License with Lobster Stamp endorsement available online at www.myfwc.com. Deposit $250. Full boat lobster charters have a one week cancellation policy.

Full Boat Charter. $495.  Schedule the full boat for either the 8:30 AM or 1:30 PM trip. A two dive trip charter. Your choice of reef, wreck, or combo. All divers must be appropriately certified. No more than six passengers. Complimentary air and weights, included.  The deposit and balance of payment must be on a single credit card. Deposit $250. Full boat charters have a one week cancellation policy.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy: All reservations require a deposit of 50% of the first day’s diving total not including rentals. Except Full Boat Charter. In most cases this is $42 per diver. Reservations must be cancelled no less than 48 hours from the scheduled time of boat departure or the deposit is forfeited. Key Largo Dive Center staff may cancel dives on the day of departure if the assigned Captain believes that the dive conditions are unsafe or due to circumstances beyond our control. If the Captain departs the dock and returns due to unsafe conditions divers will not be charged. We will not guarantee reservations from a solo diver without a dive buddy because we will not pair a solo diver with other dive teams without the prior approval of that other dive pair.

Divemaster/Dive Guide & Photograph Policy: We  often provide a complimentary in-water Divemaster/Dive Guide on most of our dive boat trips. We often provide free photographs of the dive to our customers that you can download at your convenience after the trip, usually within 24 hours. Due to sudden illness, malfunctions, or unusual circumstances beyond our control we may be unable to provide a Divemaster/Dive Guide and/or photographs. Divemaster/Dive Guides are not a substitute for the diver currency requirement or a substitute for proficency. Divers are expected to perform to the skill level of their certification. Complimentary Divemaster/Dive Guide and photograph services have no cash value.

Reassignment: If there are not at least two divers booked on a boat trip we reserve the right to re-assign the diver to another dive boat that may or may not provide similar services. Also due to mechanical difficulties, unexpected medical issues, or other circumstances beyond our control we may reassign divers to another dive boat that may or may not provide similar services.

* A minimum of Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is required for all shallow reef dives and Benwood dives except for divers who are enrolled in a Discover Scuba course and are accompanied by a KLDC staff instructor. All divers must meet our Diver Currency Requirements below to dive.  An octopus or safe second and a buoyancy compensating device (BCD) are required for all divers. A cutting device such as diver shears or a dive knife, and a surface signaling tube (safety sausage) is considered standard basic safety gear for all divers and is highly recommended on all dives. Divers must have a dive watch or dive computer to monitor their dive time.

**A minimum of Advanced Open Water Diver certification or higher is required for all deep wreck dives listed above (USS Spiegel Grove, USCG Duane, USCG Bibb) or Advanced Open Water students completing their Deep Adventure Dive and accompanied by a KLDC approved staff instructor. All deep wreck dives require the following minimum equipment: a dive computer for each diver (no sharing a computer), cutting device such as diver shears or a dive knife, and a surface signaling tube (safety sausage). A dive light is highly recommended even during the day). Double-Dip Deep Dives require Nitrox certification and Nitrox use by all divers. No penetration dives are allowed unless Wreck Diver certified and all divers in the group are experienced as a Wreck Diver and Deep Diver and appropriate staging bottles, pony bottles, reels, lines, etc are used and approved by the Captain. Backup printed dive tables are recommended as a backup to your dive computer.

***   All Special Charter deposits and final payment must be paid for by one credit card or cash. Multiple payments are not allowed and if less than the entire group shows up the group will be charged for a minimum of four divers.

Check-In time for all dives is a minimum of 45 minutes before departure. That will be check in times of either 7:45 AM for morning dives or 12:45 PM for afternoon dives. Check in is at our Key Largo Dive Center, 100670 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. All divers must have their Diver Certification Card and proof of dive currency in their possession at check-in. If you do not have your card please google and contact your certifying agency in advance and request a duplicate. It is not our responsibility to research and verify your certification. 30 minutes before departure time is not the appropriate time to inform us that you do not have a certification card and you may forfeit your dive and your deposit.

Currency Requirements for Divers: Open Water certified divers who were trained in freshwater quarries or ponds and have no logged saltwater dives must dive with a KLDC dive instructor on your first ocean dive with us. Additionally:

  • Open water divers with less than 20 dives after certification must have a logged dive within the past 12 months.
  • Open water or above divers with less than 50 dives must have a logged dive within the past 24 months.
  • Open water or above divers with more than 50 dives must have a logged dive within the past 36 months.

If you do not meet these currency requirements you will be required to complete a pool refresher session with a KLDC instructor. If any diver has doubts as to your dive competency regardless of experience level we highly recommend that you complete a pool refresher prior to diving. Be prepared to present your logbook or some evidence of dive currency at check-in. Our currency guidelines are guidelines, as a Certified Diver you are responsible for planning your dive profile and performing to the skill level of your certification. If you have any doubts as to your ability to safely plan and conduct your open water dive please advise us at the time you book your reservation so that we may discuss a plan to return you to currency.

Safety and Medical Conditions: Our boat is equipped with DAN emergency oxygen kits and First Aid Kits. Our crews are Certified Oxygen Providers and/or Emergency First Responders and/or certified as Dive Masters or Instructors. All divers must meet current PADI or NAUI medical standards for divers and must not be under the influence of any medication that has warnings against diving, driving, or any that may inhibit your judgment or safety. You are responsible for being in acceptable physical condition for diving. You must report during the reservation process any medical or physical limitation that does not meet PADI medical standards. Request a medical questionnaire from our representative when you make your reservation. Divers must immediately report to the Dive Center management and to the dive boat captain and guide any known or sudden limiting physical or mental condition that could affect the safe outcome of your dive or place other divers in danger. No unattended minors are allowed on our boats. For the protection of our crews they are not allowed to babysit minors on the boat while parents dive. All Junior Open Water Divers must be accompanied by a certified adult parent or guardian. No firearms or weapons except spearguns (on pre-approved spearfish charters only) and dive knives are allowed on our dive boats. We request that all divers carry a dive watch or dive computer, a surface signaling device (safety sausage) and a cutting device such as dive knife or shears.

Due to circumstances beyond our control and in order to avoid trip cancellations we reserve the right subcontract a dive boat that may have more than six passengers. While we make all attempts to prevent this from happening we can’t control unforeseen mechanical issues, sudden illness, acts of nature, or other circumstances that may occur on occasion. We always strive to provide our customers with a safe and enjoyable scuba experience.

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Key Largo Dive Center, 100670 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Email: scuba@KeyLargoDiveCenter.com

(305) 451-5844 Reservations & Information