Silent World Dive Center Florida Keys, USA Florida
Silent World Dive Center Key Largo
We are a family owned and operated Full Service Dive and Adventure Center, offering the best recreational and technical scuba diving; wreck diving and snorkeling Florida has to offer in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
We pride ourselves in personal service as we take you to our stunning sites onboard our custom dive boats. Our personal attention to your adventures includes our ability to arrange special dive sites on request, combinations of diving, snorkeling and sightseeing or simply taking you to where the conditions are best on the day! Our friendly crew and relaxed atmosphere will ensure you have the best time possible!
Our expertise and experience also extends to diver education, where our dive training is recognized world wide for its quality and professionalism. Whether you want to kick back and relax on a sunset cruise, or learn to be a deep ocean explorer - Silent World is the number one choice!
Florida Keys Diving at its best
Coral Reefs and Wrecks from Key Largo to Islamorada 365 days a year!
Join us on one of our amazing dive trips as we showcase the wonders of the underwater aquatic world. At Silent World we provide a friendly, personal and professional dive charter service that we believe is unequaled in the Florida Keys. Our dedication to customer service and our passion for SCUBA diving and snorkeling ensures that you will experience the best possible diving during your stay. Our prices are also extremely competitive, giving you the best possible value for money.
With several small custom boats we run up to six trips a day, all within the John Pennekamp State Park and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We can accommodate single divers or groups requiring a whole boat private charter. From snorkeling to technical diving,
Looking for something more private or perhaps you have specific dive sites you want to visit? All our boats are available for private charters.
At Silent World Dive Center we take a unique approach to training that is far from the norm in the Florida Keys. We offer personalized SCUBA diving instruction that is designed to maximize your learning whilst having the most fun imaginable. Our programs are not about volume or getting you in and out of the door as fast as possible, we focus on quality and the needs of the individual student. Our goal is to make you the best diver you can possibly be! Our instructors have successfully passed our rigorous selection criteria and are hand picked for their exemplary customer service, ability as educators and overall professionalism. As such, we have a reputation for delivering excellent quality training and receive hundreds of job applications from instructors around the world each year.
We are located in a showcase 3600 square foot retail store at mile marker 106 on Key Largo's historic 'Overseas Highway' (US1). Check out our new flagship facilities including a state of the art classroom, repair center and sales floor. We stock Halcyon, Aqua Lung, Apeks, Dive Rite, Oceanic, OMS, Poseidon, Shearwater, Whites and Deep See dive gear plus cool apparel, accessories and gifts for all the family. Free internet access and printing facilities. Free wi-fo access for our clients.
Key Largo provides the marine enthusiast with the most spectacular underwater scenery in North America. Home to the 3rd largest coral reef in the world and famous shipwrecks such as the Duane and Spiegel Grove, there is every scenario imaginable to entertain boaters, kayakers, snorkelers, free-divers, scuba divers and technical divers. From 3 feet to 300 feet deep, Key Largo has it all. Silent World operates within the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, in specially protected 'Sanctuary Preservation Areas'. Three important navigational lights stand within these areas, acting as sentinels beckoning to those who seek the adventure of the underwater world. To the North is the 112 foot tall Carysfort Light, named after a British ship that grounded there in 1770. This lighthouse replaced a lightship in 1852 and is now the oldest functioning lighthouse in the United States. Containing a complete home, work area and cistern, it was manned full-time until it was automated in the 1930s. The Elbow Reef Light is roughly in the middle of the Sanctuary and marks a distinct bend or elbow, in the reef-line where it turns from running south to a more South Westerly direction as it heads towards Key West. At the southern end of the Sanctuary is the famous Molasses Reef Light, which is usually surrounded by dive and pleasure boats. The picture postcard light at Alligator reef marks the southernmost point of Silent Worlds operations, some 6 miles off shore of Islamorada. Throughout the Sanctuary and Park are scores of fascinating and varied dives from shallow inner reefs adorned with soft corals to deep ledges complete with giant barrel sponges.
365 Days a year, seven days a week, and three times a day our three custom dive boats will transport you and your friends to over 50 dive sites including all the wrecks off the Key Largo coast. Although we can write about it, there is no better way to discover more about these sites then from our experienced staff who have been diving throughout the keys for many years!
Silent World is North America's leading technical ocean diving facility and home to the worlds largest technical diving internet forum www.thedecostop.com. We are constantly running dedicated technical diving trips in addition to our tech and CCR friendly daily boat schedule. Our training programs are run by respected industry leaders and are offered all year round from Intro to Tech right through to CCR Instructor Trainer through IANTD, GUE, TDI and PADI. Our showcase 3600 square foot Key Largo store features state of the art instructional facilities and a full range of high end tech diving & CCR retail equipment. We are also the founders and hosts of the annual world famous Wreckfest event.
We are specialists in Closed Circuit Rebreather sales, service and training and authorized dealers for the Inspiration Evolution and Poseidon MKVI rebreathers.
DIVE SITES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY & JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK
The Florida Keys are an island chain spanning over 126 miles and fringed 6 miles seaward by North Americas only living coral barrier reef and the third largest in the world after Australia and Belize. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary consists of 2,800 square nautical miles surrounding the entire archipelago of the Florida Keys and includes the productive waters of Florida Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Key Largo offers world class diving, snorkeling and technical diving in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. All our reef diving is conducted within Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPA's) such as Carysfort, Elbow Reef, Key Largo Dry Rocks, Grecian Rocks, French Reef and Molasses Reef.
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MARATHON, Florida Keys -- About two miles west of Marathon, nestled beneath what is now called the Old Seven Mile Bridge, lies Pigeon Key. The five-acre island once served as a base camp for workers during construction of the original Seven Mile Bridge, the centerpiece of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway. A museum on the island chronicles the construction of the railorad. Accessible by ferry, Pigeon Key also welcomes many visitors who walk or bike to it along a scenic portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge, closed to vehicular traffic since 2007. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
The 120-mile Florida Keys island chain is home to the continental United States' only living-coral barrier reef. This teeming backbone of marine life runs the length of the Keys about five miles offshore and offers Florida Keys scuba diving vacation memories that last a lifetime.
Our coral formations are famous for their abundance of fish, from impressive schools of blue-striped grunts to toothy green moray eels. The U.S. government established the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to protect our marine habitat.
Preserving the reef is a top priority for a good reason. There is no more versatile marine destination in the world. We have coral-encrusted ship wrecks and intricate natural coral formations. We have shallow reefs for snorkelers, and a range of deeper reefs for experienced divers.
Most dive sites are equipped with convenient mooring buoys to save the reef from anchors and make it easy for boaters to tie off. Most sites are a short boat ride from our islands, where dozens of highly professional dive operators are ready to cater to you.
Once you visit the Keys, you'll see why some of the some of the most renowned dive photographers and writers in the world make this their home base.