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Underseas inc at Big Pine.Try a trip to Looe Key(15' to 100') and the Adolphus Busch(40' to mast ,65' to pilot house,80' to deck,113' to the bottom) Most operations in the area are 12-15 divers min. unless money is no object then try Little Palm Island they have a 6-pack.Where are you staying ? We live there coupla mos a year.
Let me also add that my first stop upon arriving in the keys will be 2-days at Kelly's on the Bay (Aqua-Nuts) in Key Largo. Hoping to do my first four ocean dives with them. However, I don't like to spend alot of time in crowded areas like Key Largo and Key West.
Cap't. Banny in Marathon is terrific, but I don't think he provides the buddy ... his boat holds 4-5, tops. He doesn't get wet, but he's got a personality that will keep you going! Can't remember what hotel they go out of (he berths his boat out back), but it is right across Highway 1 from The Quay restaurant in Marathon.
If you dive in Key West, I recommend Dive Key West on Roosevelt (which is also Highway 1). They only take 10 divers out -- and one time we were the only two. Again, no real guides other than for the deeper dive (Cayman Salvager @ 90 feet) and you are on your own.
I just spent two years in the keys, with about 400 dives. Two places I would recommend is Jim Wyatt's Reef Divers on Cudjoe Key, and Mike and Wendy's Tavernier Dive Center in Tavernier. No one treated me better.