South Florida Dive Boats - last update 5/2013

Discussion in 'Florida Diving' started by FLL Diver, May 6, 2004.

  1. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Minneapolis, MN
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    Amy Slates Amoray Dive Resort
    Blue Water Divers
    Boynton Beach Dive Center
    Brownies Southport Divers
    Calypso Dive Charters - Boynton/Lantana, FL
    Captain Sl8r Charters - Jupiter, FL
    Conch Republic Divers
    Divers Paradise - Key Biscayne
    Dolphin Sun Dive Charters
    South Florida Scuba Diving with Diversity Charters
    Emerald Charters - Jupiter Florida
    HMS Minnow Charters
    Hypnautical Dive Charters
    I Dive Starfish Scuba Charters of Lantana, FL
    Jupiter Dive Center
    Little Deeper West Palm Beach Dive Charter
    Loggerhead Dive Charters of Boynton Beach, FL
    Miss Conduct Dive Charters
    Man Overboard Charters - Fossil Diving - Englewood FL
    Narcosis Dive Charters - West Palm Beach, FL
    Ocean Divers Key Largo
    Ocean Quest Scuba - Sandy's Sunday
    Parrot Island Scuba
    Pompano Dive Center
    Quiescence Diving Services
    Rainbow Reef Dive Centers / Key Largo, FL
    Riverwalk Dive Center / Jupiter FL
    RJ Diving Ventures - The Best Wreck and Reef Diving in Miami
    Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures - Bahamas & Palm Beach Diving
    Scuba-Do! - Scuba Diving in Key Largo, the Florida Keys
    ScubaFortLauderdale.com - Home of the American Dream II
    Scuba Works - Jupiter Florida Scuba Diving and Dive Shop
    Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo, FL
    Sea Experience
    Silent World Key Largo
    South Florida Diving Headquarters
    Splashdown Divers - Palm Beach County, Florida
    Tarpon Lagoon Diving Center: Miami Beach
    Underwater Explorers - Boynton Beach, Delray, Palm Beach


    ONLY DIVE BOATS/LOCATIONS in this sticky.

    PLEASE DO NOT POST in this thread unless you have a boat to add.
     
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  2. ScubaDadMiami

    ScubaDadMiami Scuba Instructor

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  3. Padipro

    Padipro Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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    Here's one that I've had saved to my favorites for a couple of years.

    FLL Dive Boat List
     
  4. tvictory

    tvictory Barracuda

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  5. 23angler

    23angler Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: fort lauderdale
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  6. tinoty

    tinoty Garibaldi

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    missconduct - Captain Conrad - http://missconduct.tripod.com/
    6-pack and lets you dive your dive plan, according to your computer not his time-table.
    Will use him again and again.



     
  7. deepstops

    deepstops Blacklight Poster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Location: Weston, FL
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    Here's a good one to add:

    http://www.aviddivercharters.com
    Capt Oliver Paoli
    6-pack on the boat that used to Safari Duver
    (it was a 12 pack then so you have room to spare)

    He's one of only a few captains in the area that actually dive too.
     
  8. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny Buoyancy Babe ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
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    I split out all the posts that did not have a link to a dive boat, and changed the name to South Florida Dive Boats. The area that is included in this list is from Jupiter to the Keys.
    I am suggesting that when you add a dive op, you give it a numerical rating from 1-5, with 5 being the highest. Put this information in the Title of your post.
    Example:
    Diversity, Deerfield Beach (5)
     
  9. reefsavers.org

    reefsavers.org Nassau Grouper

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    I have had great dives aboard south florida diving headquarters boats. they are clean safe and well staffed. Their site is www.southfloridadiving.com
     
  10. Xenoendorphine

    Xenoendorphine Angel Fish

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    I have to say that I agree with Tinoty. I have dived a number of times with Conrad...he is serious about his comment that he is a simple dive boat with the objective of getting YOU to where YOU want to go. My wife and I have dove a number of times with him. My wife and I love the fact that it is a six pack. We get to avoid the cattle boats AND get a laid back Captain in personality combined with the 'hawk eye' of a type A personality. There are many good dive boats that I have been on...however a dive boat that I would choose over any other dive boat...dive with Conrad or Conch Republic Divers http://www.conchrepublicdivers.com (if you are down in the Upper Keys. Each dive boat treats you like family or at least as a dear friend. My only disappointment is that Conrad has stopped taking Tech divers out. It is a true loss to Florida divers. My confidence is with Conrad...Question what I say?...If you are diving this Saturday afternoon...see you on the Guy Harvey with Conrad!

    Plan your dive and dive your plan. Best wishes to you and yours.
    Dr. B. Shane Robinson
    (aka Xenoendorphine)

     
  11. Bob01

    Bob01 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Miami, FL
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  12. Shushi

    Shushi Angel Fish

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    Ok, I have a question....
    Why are the charter boats so small and expensive here? We are from Cali and we're used to boats that carry at least 40 divers and they feed you for 100 bucks which includes 4 dives. Are there any charters like this in Florida?
     
  13. DennisS

    DennisS Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sebastian, FL
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    There are cattle boats that carry 40 divers and there are six packs. You take your pick. Runs are generally short to the dive site, making a morning and afternoon trip the norm. I've been paying around $50 a trip for two dives but haven't used a commercial boat in about a year so prices may have gone up. $50 for two dives or $100 for four, it comes out about the same, except for feeding, peanut butter crackers and fruit are a staple.
     
  14. Shushi

    Shushi Angel Fish

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    Guess that is the dif, I'm used to 1-2 hour Run to the first site then more time to next and so on. It just seems like most of the charters here are small. Like you said guess it evens out except for the food part. I'll miss that :-( nothing like having your own cook on board to feed you for cheap, LOL

    Thanks
     
  15. HowardE

    HowardE Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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    A great dive boat to go on is with http://www.splashdowndivers.com they are in Boynton Beach... One of the best reefs in S. Fla. Drift Diving at it's best.
     
  16. Xpress

    Xpress Guest

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  17. parrotdiver

    parrotdiver Angel Fish

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    I'm scheduled with "Diversity" in Boca very soon. Is that okay?
     
  18. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny Buoyancy Babe ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
    23,561
    5,146
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    Yes. Very much OK! Captain Tony is very good and runs a great boat. Many of us have dived from his boat. I have never heard any thing negative.
     
  19. HilaryRN71

    HilaryRN71 Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vero Beach, FL
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    Did a trip today with this charter and highly recommend them. They have DIN tanks to rent for us travelers who are in need. Great profiles, nice sites, friendly captain. Had a great day and will certainly be using them again!
     
  20. jeadiver

    jeadiver Scuba Instructor

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    Did a trip out of Pompano with Conrad on Miss Conduct last week (3/4 & 5). Just want to be sure to echo what other folks have said (I got his name from this forum): He runs a good boat, great dives. Puts you where you want to go, in the areas that meet your needs. I wanted to lobster and ended up with about 12 for the two days we went out. Again, I highly recommend Miss Conduct charters.
     

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