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Full service training, charter, repair, hydro and retail scuba center. We start classes daily to fit your vacation plans. Scuba, SNUBA, Snorkeling, Spearfishing, Lobstering, Air/Nitrox Fills, Rentals, Retail and Repair...we have it all. No...more
Lost a GoPro off Key Colony Beach. Went to Tildens and the staff there lent us two tanks and a BCD and an octo (after verifying our PADI certainly) so we could search for the camera. They didn’t charge us anything, saying they hoped we...More
We had 3 snorklers, and one diver in our group. Everybody we dealt with, both in the shop, and on the boat were friendly, down to earth, and helpful.
They had me buddy with another diver, and all went smoothly. We had lots of fun,...More
This is where you go to get your tans filled, your needed gear, and some good stories. They do trips for divers, snorkelers, and even lobster hunters. I appreciate the commitment to safety and careful way they handle my gear.
With Tilden staff everything feels so simple and smooth. Our family of 4 inexperienced divers and one non-diver went for scuba and snuba. We enjoyed friendly and personal service.
The dive sites were amazing and full of sea life. It was more than we hoped...More
Just wanted to thank Captain Dan, Zack, Harley and Kathleen for a great day on Sombrero Reef and Ivory Wreck. I could not ask for better assistance with gear, dive briefing and friendly service. I am a bit of an older diver and I do...More
Tilden's dive shop has a no cancellation/no refund policy like some other shops do, except it is not included in their website, and we never received an email confirmation after payment stating their cancellation policy. Due to a family emergency we had to cancel and...More
wendy H, Manager at Tilden's Scuba Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018
Most of the dive/snorkel charters here in the Middle Keys run large boats that take anywhere from 24-45 passengers at a time. Here at Tildens we pride ourselves on offering more personalized charters, no more than 12 divers at a time. Due to our limited...More
My husband, teenage daughters and myself went for our first Snuba dive with Captain Billy and Zach. The staff were patient, fun, friendly and made us feel very comfortable and safe. We saw many different kinds of fish at both locations (the 2nd being even...More
We certify PADI & NAUI AOW Divers year round, as well as SSI divers. PADI and NAUI offer an instructor-led dive class, while SSI's program is a little different. Our AOW course consists of 5-6 dives (depending on time of... More
We certify PADI & NAUI AOW Divers year round, as well as SSI divers. PADI and NAUI offer an instructor-led dive class, while SSI's program is a little different. Our AOW course consists of 5-6 dives (depending on time of year that you are visiting) that we spread out over 3 boat trips. You can do it in a day and a half (two boat trips one day, one the next), or spread it out over 3 half days- totally up to you. We book the advanced dives around your vacation schedule, although it is important to try and arrange the dive training prior to your arrival in the Keys so that we can accommodate all your needs. We offer the required navigation dive, a deep wreck dive, night dives, and electives ranging from reef conservation awareness to lobstering/spearfishing... sounds like those should be opposite goals, but when done correctly they go hand-in-hand. You have the opportunity to pick 3 specialty advanced dives that interest you! The cost of the course varies a little depending on which program you choose, so call us at 305-743-7255 so we can discuss specific details of the course with you!
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Good Morning. Depending on the amount of gear will vary your fee for your trips. If you need no gear it starts at $70 and full gear is $130. All of our trips are approximately 4 hours and travel to 2 locations. We have a... More
Good Morning. Depending on the amount of gear will vary your fee for your trips. If you need no gear it starts at $70 and full gear is $130. All of our trips are approximately 4 hours and travel to 2 locations. We have a number of different accomodations to choose from. Our shop is located on the property of the Blackfin Resort which is very reasonable. There is a new Hyatt and Marriott in Marathon and a Holiday Inn as well. Please call us directly and we will be glad to be your Marathon concierge.
Jolly Roger Campground is located between our two shops, close by. Depending on what kind of diving and how often you want to dive while you are here, I recommend calling and speaking with us before your arrival in the... More
Jolly Roger Campground is located between our two shops, close by. Depending on what kind of diving and how often you want to dive while you are here, I recommend calling and speaking with us before your arrival in the Keys, at 305-743-7255. If you are interested in doing any wreck dives, night dives, or lobstering dives... its a good idea to get those on the books as soon as possible! Otherwise, our daily dive trips go out to the beautiful coral reefs off of Marathon, at 8am and 1pm. All of our dive trips go to two reef sites for about an hour at each location.
I understand you may not know exactly when you will be arriving in the Keys, which may make it harder to pre-book your dives. If you would prefer to just come see us when you get here, that works as well! We are open every day of the year from 8am-6pm. Thanks for inquriing at Tildens Scuba Center!