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On our afternoon scuba diving adventures, you will visit two incredible Key West dive spots. Diving off the Florida Keys offers divers some unique scuba opportunities. The coral reef off the Keys is the only living coral reef in the continental United States, so do not miss your chance to witness the one-of-a-kind aquatic splendor. The shallowest portion of the reef begins at a depth of around thirty feet and can descend to ninety feet at certain places on this trip. The astounding biodiversity in the marine environment off the coast of Key West will delight even the most well-travelled divers. The variety of multicolored coral and sponge growth in this region is remarkable. You will see both hard and soft corals thriving in this teeming aquatic habitat. A host of interesting animals swarm this coral garden, including a kaleidoscope of tropical fish, including parrot fish and varieties of angel fish. You will also see crustaceans like lobsters and crabs, an array of mollusks clinging to the reef, marine turtles and rays near the sandy bottom, and eels slithering from within the crevices of the reef. On your second dive locale, you may dive at another reef site or one of Key Wests great wreck sites like the Cayman Salvager, Joes Tug, or the massive Vandenberg wreck. Your experienced captain and dive masters will determine the places with optimal visibility and safety for the day of your dive. You will be transported to the dive sites aboard our fifty-foot-long Newton Phoenix, which is outfitted with freshwater showers, restrooms, ladders, dive platforms, and ample storage.
What are the requirements to participate in this dive?
This dive requires an open water certification or higher.
Can you pick us up from our cruise ship or hotel?
Pick up is not provided on this activity.
Can I use/bring my own scuba diving equipment?
Yes. Many people feel more comfortable using equipment they are familiar with and are best suited towards their body type. While we do everything to ensure our divers are using the safest, most reliable gear we do allow our divers to use their own dive gear.
Can my non-diving partner come on the dive?
Yes. While your partner will not be able to participate in the dive itself, they can come along as a rider or a snorkeler and still enjoy the trip.
Is There a restroom on the boat?
Yes. There is a restroom or "Marine Head" for use on the boat.
What about sharks and other sea creatures?
With all the media hype it's understandable why people offten ask this question but the truth is that unprovoked shark attacks are very, very rare and attacks on scuba divers are even more rare. Our staff, divers and dive masters are all trained in making sure your dive is safe and enjoyable.
Do I need to wear a wetsuit?
During the winter months, most divers opt to wear a wetsuit. We do have wetsuits of different sizes available for rent at the shop. If you have your own, you are welcome to bring it. During spring and fall months, wetsuits are not required but can be used if that is your preference. During the summer months, the water is usually very warm - wet suits are not recommended for the summer, but most divers to choose to wear a long-sleeve shirt or a rashguard.
What type of tanks do you use?
Our basic tanks are Aluminum 80's.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Key West Vacation is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Afternoon Two Tank Dive is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
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