Dive Duck Key Blog
Try SNUBA for FREE December 12, 2012
Every Friday from 9am-11am at the main pool we offer a Free Pool Party. Come try SNUBA for free. We'll even take your picture underwater and send it to your email as a fun way to remember the experience. No reservations are necessary. Just show up anytime between 9am and 11am and try breathing underwater. Note: Weather permitting Check the Play at the Cay as sometimes we have additional Pool Parties during the week.
Holiday Shopping at Dive Duck Key! December 8, 2012
Tis the Season! The Holidays are fast approaching - Don't forget that you can do your Christmas shopping at Dive Duck Key! Gift Certificates are vailable for SCUBA Diving, SNUBA, or Dive Lessons. You can purchase at Dive Duck Key, Tildens SCUBA Center, or over the phone! The certificates can be mailed/emailed to wrap up and put under the tree - what a great present! Give the gift of breathing underwater!!!
Private Dine and Spearfishing Charters December 8, 2012
For years we've been asked to provide charters for families that wanted to dive and spearfish on a private boat. Dive Duck Key is proud to announce the Cool Change has joined our fleet. The Cool Change, a 30ft Scarab, will comfortably get you to the reef in style. Call us to reserve your private dive charter today!!! 305-289-4931.
Holiday Wreck and Night Dives December 7, 2012
Have some special dives booked for the Holiday weeks. 2 Thunderbolt Wreck Dives and 2 Night Dives. Dec 19/20 and Dec.26/27. Give the gift of the Advanced Certification and let your loved ones do the dives while they are here! This is such a FUN class. Let us ship you the books to put under the tree or give for one of those Eight Great Nights!!!
Wreck and Night Dives this weekend! December 5, 2012
We have some great dives scheduled this weekend. Saturday evening we have a night dive and Sunday morning we'll be going to the thunderbolt. Whether you are already an advanced diver or you'd like to earn your advanced certification, this is a great time to join us!!! Call Dive Duck Key and reserve your spots!!!
Congratulations to our Newly Certified Divers!!! November 20, 2012
Dive Duck Key would like to give a shout out to all our brand new divers out there! These guys finished their open water certification out on our beautiful coral reefs this November. Their hard work paid off, and we are looking forward to having them all back on the Seafari in the future for some fun diving. SCUBA SCUBA SCUBA!!!!
More new divers! November 20, 2012
Dive Duck Key was proud to be a part of these divers' training. The brothers completed their checkout dives on the coral reefs off of Duck Key- and did a fantastic job! Next time, lobstering!
Great Winter Conditions November 11, 2012
Had another wonderful dive on the Thunderbolt Wreck yesterday. We had 80+ft of visibility and 80F water. There is another Thunderbolt Wreck dive scheduled at our Marathon Shop on Sunday Nov 18th at 8am. Give us a call if you'd like to join us. If you are coming in the future and would like to book the wreck, please call in advance as we now have 4 boats to accommodate you. Happy Holidays!
Advanced Open Water Divers! November 11, 2012
Congratulations to our newest Advanced Open Water SCUBA Divers! These guys added to their SCUBA diving training by doing a deep dive on our Thunderbolt Wreck dive, catching lobsters on our reef, and turning their dive lights on for a night dive!
Combine your dive trip and dolphin show all in one! September 11, 2012
Often dolphins will play in the wake of boats. The Seafari's large wake seems to be particularly attractive to the playful dolphins... these guys played in our wake almost all the way out to the coral reef where we were headed to dive. They got so close we thought they might jump right into the boat!
Celebrate on the Coral Reef! September 6, 2012
Celebrate those special occasions onboard the Seafari! Dive Duck Key would love to help make those occasions even more memorable. Congratulations to Brian and Cassie, who spent the afternoon after their wedding SNUBA diving with their wedding party and the crew at Dive Duck Key. And also to David and Liz, who got engaged underwater on Dive Duck Key's beautiful coral reefs! This summer we celebrated Birthdays, Anniversaries, Family Reunions, and many other great days with our Divers and SNUBA Divers onboard the Seafari. Come diving with Dive Duck Key, we want to celebrate with you too!
Tropical Storm Isaac August 28, 2012
We got a little wind and rain this weekend, but the sun is out now! Dive Duck Key is ready for holiday weekend. What sounds better than a little Labor Day Diving on our beautiful coral reefs?
Great Summer Time to Book Winter August 21, 2012
We had a GREAT summer here at Dive Duck Key at Hawks Cay Resort. Thousands of SNUBA divers participated with us this season and hundreds of divers were certified and enjoyed our beautiful reefs. Lobster season was tons of fun with loads of people catching their limit of 6 lobsters per day. If you haven't booked your winter get away, now is the time to do it. Call 877-FUN-DIVE. Congrats to all our participants this summer and their underwater successes!!!
World's Newest Certified Diver June 22, 2012
Congratulations to Jake who has done an exceptional job with his certification class. He not only Aced his written exam, but was unbelievably good with his water skills too!!! Jake came all the way from CA to complete his open water certification at Dive Duck Key. Jake did a resort scuba course when he was ten and chose to come back here to earn his cert. Jake,We are so proud of you!!!!
Thunderbolt Dive on Saturday!!! May 30, 2012
Come out and dive our spectacular wreck off of Duck Key! The Thunderbolt is an old WWII mine sweeper that was sunk back in 1986. It lies upright in the sand, and is in perfect condition. It has been underwater long enough to attract many sizes and species of fish- check it out for yourself!
Braved the Seas...to See Below! May 23, 2012
Mother Nature hasn't made it easy this week with high winds and big seas. Fortunately, here at Dive Duck Key, we have had some salties that wouldn't be deterred from their goal of seeing the beautiful reefs.The conditions beneath waves have been really good. Check out the pictures!
NEWLY CERTIFIED DIVERS!!! May 19, 2012
Start a life long addiction! Come to Dive Duck Key to get your SCUBA diving training. We offer small classes, top notch instruction, and pristine coral reefs. Its never too late to start a new adventure!
The Trunkfish: This week's Featured Fish on Dive Duck Key's Reef April 27, 2012
scales are more like plates, and fuse together to make a solid, bony outer-surface that is like body armour. Trunkfish, which move slowly as a result of their boxy shape, protect themselves from predators by secreting a ciguatera toxin from their skin when touched. Larger fish (even nurse sharks) can die from eating the Trunkfish. Fortunately for divers, it is only poisonous if ingested. The Trunkfish cannot hurt the diver when touched. We do not harm the fish when we touch them, as long as we are gentle. If you touch any fish with dry hands, you will often destroy their protective slime layer. You are less likely to do this if your hands are wet. The Trunkfish is one of 1200 species of tropical fish that inhabit our reefs! Come dive with Dive Duck Key at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys!
The seas are calm and the fish are biting in heaven. April 7, 2012
Our hearts weigh heavy today at Dive Duck Key with the news of the untimely death of Capt. Jose Wegebe. We had hoped to host Capt. Wegebe and his show Spanish Fly on a spearfishing trip on the Seafari in the near future. Capt. Wegebe was a supreme angler yet very conservative in his impact on our delicate ecosystem. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and hope that the seas are calm and the fish are biting in heaven.
Come see our creatures...first hand. April 3, 2012
The water here at Dive Duck Key has been irresistable.Now that the March winds have subsided, it's time to get out there and see our beautiful reef full of interesting sea creatures. Remember, you don't need to be certified to breath underwater. Try SNUBA or a resort course TODAY!!!!