My son and I recently completed our wreck and Nitrox PADI certifications with Joe. He is an excellent instructor and thorougly reviewed all of the required skills. We had a great time diving on the Spiegel Grove, Duane, Eagle and Benwood, as well as the reefs. The staff and crew at Florida Keys Dive Center are a great group and very safety orientated. You will not be disappointed!
Wanted to provided a quick thank you especially to Captain Greg and John (mate and divemaster) for a very professional job well done. We had 8 dives over 2 days with you folks and of all the dive experiences I’ve had in the Keys, this was the best. From the dive shop personnel, the reasonable prices, the flexibility in the dive sites, to the first class dive boats (the 46′ size really helped when the seas were 5-7′ at the Duane) top shelf operation. Highly recommend them to any and all. We saw first hand how John handled the Advanced class on the Duane, and a newbie doing her checkout dives. He’s very good. I learned quite a lot from Captain Greg on reef formation and what the weather and wave action has done to the various sites over the years. Not sure how he gets to all those sites without GPS, but with 27 yrs on the water, he knows them quite well.
Hope to use them again soon, because there is no reason to go anywhere else.
When you're a new diver, it can be a little bit intimidating at first with all the new things you are expected to learn. At least it was for me, especially when we started discussing the science and math aspects of diving.