Dive Duck Key Blog
CONCHTOBERFEST SUCCESS October 1, 2011
Dive Duck Key at Hawks Cay Resort was a busy destination last night with the unvailing of their "catch a lobster" tank. Come on down and have your picture taken with a bug! Then let us take you to the reef to catch your dinner too.
Happy Anniversary!!! September 28, 2011
Lets extend a HUGE congrats to our fearless leaders, Joe and Wendy Hall, who celebrated their 9th anniversary today! Over 9 years ago they got engaged underwater on our beautiful coral reefs here in the Florida Keys, today they spent their special day together underwater on the reef again... Joined by several Hawks Cay Families and Divers, the dive boat had a special trip today. And the conditions were fantastic! Great viz & no current....
Welcome the world's newest Certified Diver September 26, 2011
Give a big CONGRATS to Gary, our newest certified diver! Great job out there! Gary, his better half, and Dive Duck Key completed 4 fantastic dives on the coral reef together, which finished up his PADI open water training.
Feeling Crabby? September 20, 2011
Book your vacation to Dive Duck Key and Hawks Cay Resort right now! Chase the cold weather blues away by escaping to the beautiful Florida Keys! While you are here, come diving on our coral reefs- and see our awesome creatures, like this clinging crab shown here...
We miss you guys Liz & Jen!!!! September 13, 2011
Thanks so much for sending us your beautiful dive pictures! We already miss having you guys on the boat... you both are the kind of divers we love showing our beautiful coral reefs to... come back soon!
Lobstering at Dive Duck Key September 12, 2011
Even though the rush of opening lobster season is over, don't forget it is still legal to catch lobster until March 41st. They are still OUT THERE!!! Come and get 'em!
Spearfishing at Dive Duck Key September 4, 2011
Check out Bert and Jim's big grouper! Sign up for one of our underwater spearfishing classes and give spearfishing a try! Its fun! And yummy...
SNUBA at Dive Duck Key Rocks!!! August 17, 2011
Check out this scorpion fish that one of our SNUBA divers found on his dive with Dive Duck Key! SOmetimes mistaken as a 'Rockfish' or a 'Stonefish', the Scorpion fish commonly inhabits Florida Keys Coral Reefs, although due to his wonderful ability to blend in with the rocks, is not commonly seen. Join us on a SNUBA dive and let one of our awesome SCUBA Istructors show you our hidden treasures!
Dive Duck Key got to show off our beautiful coral reefs to Bobby Labonte and family! July 7, 2011
Nascar Driver Bobby Labonte and his family and friends joined Dive Duck Key on our dive trip out to the coral reef yesterday. Bert got in and coached the Labonte family on freediving while Christina took their friends the Eanes family on their very first scuba dives. Check out our group picture- they are all sporting Dive Duck Key shirts!
Thunderbolt Dive Mon. June 20, 8 a.m. June 15, 2011
We're diving the Thunderbolt Wreck on Monday at 8am. At Dive Duck Key, we do include a guide for the wreck dive to a max of 120'. We'll follow the wreck with a shallow dive on one of the beautiful reefs found off of Duck Key. Please, call at your soonest convenience to secure your spots!!!
NEWLY CERTIFIED DIVERS!!! May 19, 2011
Congratulations to our newly certified divers! Noel, J.T., and Jimbo finished their last certification dives yesterday afternoon onboard the Seafari. They performed their skills with ease, making the 2-3 foot seas look as easy as if it were flat calm. Great job guys! Thanks for choosing Dive Duck Key as your dive training facility!
Looking for May Divers May 19, 2011
Now is the time to come down and dive! This month has been fantastic, weather wise. We have had great surface conditions and even better visibility! Plus, the spring break crowd has come and gone... no more crowded dive boats! Let us take you on an adventure to our beautiful coral reefs!
Beautiful SNUBA Girls March 18, 2011
Thanks to the Ripley family for sharing their beautiful daughters with us. Bert has a great time SNUBA diving with them at Dive Duck Key!!! Super Day!
Two Great New Divers March 16, 2011
Congratulations to Ryan and Ben who just finished their Open Water Certification here at Dive Duck Key. These boys were naturals!!! Now they have the cards to prove it. You can get certified too!!! Only takes 3 days. Come on down.
Worlds Newest Underwater Hunters March 16, 2011
Congratulations to Alex and Trist for completing their open water hunting class. They both shot and handled their spearguns like professionals. Can't wait to see y'all back this summer!!!
Book Now for Spring Break January 7, 2011
Well, the winter Holidays are over and we're gearing up for a long Spring Break. Did you know that Easter isn't until the 24th of April? Our underwater fun is already booking up so be sure not to wait too long to secure your spot. Time flies and we're having fun. Join us!!!
Jessica's Dolphin Video October 20, 2010
Check out Jessica's awesome dolphin footage. It's rare for us to see dolphins while we're scuba diving. These characters hung out for a video shoot. Just copy and paste the link to view the amazing show. So nice to see them in the wild!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFGvQN9IXRY
Diving in the Rain October 13, 2010
Well it's that time of the year and "Yes" we do get some tropical rain down here in the Keys. That shouldn't stop you from enjoying your time underwater... Yes, you're going to get wet anyway. As long as we don't have strong winds or lightening, there's simply no reason to cancel our trips. The reef is beautiful and the fish don't seem to notice the rain.
Good times October 5, 2010
The rest of the world is chilling down quickly. We're still in the balmy 80's. Water temp is about 84F and delightful. We've got some great deals on accomodations at Hawks Cay. Come down for the weekend...or sneak away for a few tropical days during the week.
Beautiful Visibility September 24, 2010
Had a gorgeous couple of dives this morning. Some of the divers who usually dive in Key Largo, couldn't stop talking about how many fish and species of fish that they saw today. We explained that we have far less impact on our reef system because... we're usually the only boat diving on those reefs. Come join us in our private paradise.