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Seventh Annual Florida Keys Dive Week!

  • Mar 15, 2014 · 7:00 AM
  • Dive Capital of the World!

Let's go diving!  Planning for Florida Keys Dive Week is complete!  We have a great group and will have a great time!

Our seventh annual diving trip to the Florida Keys happens the week of March 15 - 22. And again this year, we will be offering diving and/or instruction to anyone who would like to come along!

For those of you who have taken the basic course, but still need your open water qualification dives, this would be a great time to get them done in warm, clear water before the summer diving season starts in Connecticut.

“Advanced Adventure” certification will also be available- an excellent opportunity to see the famous deeper wrecks, including the Eagle, the USCGC Duane, the USNS Vandenberg and the USS Spiegel Grove, to experience the wonder of a night dive, and to learn additional advanced diving techniques. NITROX certification can be earned as well, to double your bottom time.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE A COURSE TO COME DIVING WITH US IN KEY LARGO! Just RSVP here, let CAPT Steve know when you're coming, show up in Key Largo anytime between March 15-22, and you can come diving with us. You just have to pay the dive boats for the dive charter(s) and any equipment you may need.

The average water temperature in Key Largo in March is 75+ degrees. Dive site depths range from 15’ to 110’ and the visibility can range from 30’ to 100+’. Most dive sites are only a short boat ride away from the dock. So not only would you be enjoying a great holiday in the Florida sun, you could be completing your certifications with your original instructor - and not have to go through any referral process, or advancing your diving skills.

American Airlines flys directly from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Miami International (MIA) many times daily.  We will be on Flight 2279 on the way down on the 15th and on Flight 1175 on the way back on the 22nd.  It is generally best to book at, but you can also book through American Express (particularly if you have points), Travelocity or other travel sites.  You can save a bunch of money if you're willing to change planes enroute. Key Largo is only 60 minutes from the airport. There are many rental car outfits at MIA.  You can also fly into Fort Lauderdale (FLL) which is cheaper, but farther from the Keys (two hours vs one hour).

We will be staying at the Key West Inn in Key Largo, and have negotiated DEEP discounts for our rooms.


Special hotel features and amenities include:

  • Two level townhouse suite
  • Master bedroom with Queen size bed upstairs
  • Living room with sofa sleeper downstairs
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Two full baths (one upstairs and one downstairs)
  • Balcony with views of marina
  • Two 27-inch TVs

For videos of last year's trip and dive site photos check out: ....

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  • Doug

    Best one yet!

    March 24, 2014

  • CAPT S.

    The Seventh Annual Florida Keys Dive Week was the best ever!

    March 22, 2014

  • CAPT S.

    We are very pleased to announce the schedule for the Seventh Annual Florida Keys Dive Week!

    DAY DATE SITE Saturday 15 Travel
    Sunday 16 AM Sleep in for late arrivals
    PM Reefs (Davis / Davey Crocker)
    Monday 17 AM Reefs (Benwood / Winch Hole)
    PM Kayaking at Pennekamp Park
    Tuesday 18 AM Free
    PM Eagle / Drift
    Evening Night Dive
    Wednesday 19 AM Free
    PM Duane X2
    Thursday 20 AM Travel to Key West
    PM Vandenberg
    Friday 21 AM Spiegel Grove X2
    Saturday 22 Travel

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is cross-posted on the DC/MD/VA SCUBA Meetup, but just in case you have not seen it there: I'm arriving in Miami about 12:45 Saturday 3/15; departing 3/22 at 3:35. Anyone arriving or departing within an hour or so of those times is welcome to a ride to / from Key Largo. Contact me off-board at idive2havefun at gmail dot com if you are interested.

    January 29, 2014

  • CAPT S.

    American Airlines has changed our flight numbers. See corrected numbers above.

    December 27, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Do you already have a company and or dive operation that you will be going through?

    November 14, 2013

    • CAPT S.

      I plan and lead the dives for our group, including booking the dive boats. We usually use Conch Republic Divers (for many reasons) in Key Largo and Lost Reef Adventures in Key West, but that may change due to availability, convenience and other factors. You will pay them directly; we don't mark it up. The first two days will be shallower reef dives, for rusty diver tune up and open water qualification dives for new divers, usually Molasses Reef, the winch hole and such. We'll move into deeper dives with the Eagle, at least one (and hopefully two or more) dives on the Duane, and possibly the Speigel Grove. We usually take a day trip to Key West to look at the USCGC Ingham (an identical sister to the Duane) and to dive the Vandenberg. There will also be at least one night dive. All deeper dives will have the option of NITROX (if certified), usually EANX32 due to depth.

      December 20, 2013

    • CAPT S.

      We have confirmed reservations for the Key West Inn in Key Largo for the week. Again, you will pay them directly (we don't mark this up either), BUT YOU MUST BOOK YOUR ROOM THROUGH US TO GET THE RATE. Note that these are NOT ordinary motel rooms, they are much more like townhouse condos (See description above). Flights and rental car are up to you, but I would book soon! Please give us a call at[masked] for more information or to get signed up!

      December 20, 2013

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