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Tilden's Scuba Center

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“dive shop”(36 reviews)
“snuba trip”(12 reviews)
“dive master”(31 reviews)
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
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4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2396
+1 305-743-7255
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the feeling of scuba diving without all the equipment. Wendy did a great job explaining things and the dive locations were awesome!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exploring the reefs were easy when the boat captain nails the location. We dropped down and were on the reef.

Thank stcharles
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Thank David R
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took out 8 and 6 year old for a 2 tank Dive, one for each adult, 2 Snuba for the 8 year old and snorkeling for the 6. The Tilden team set it up and we all had a blast. We...More

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Darko B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Thank marymich82
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Thank JoeWhitley
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

Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

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4 March 2017|
Response from wendy H | Property representative |
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
2 January 2017|
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Response from Go2beaches2 | Property representative |
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
27 January 2016|
Response from wendy H | Property representative |
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