Dive Duck Key Blog
Get the Facts June 3, 2010
Damage Control. Thanks again to the Media unverified reports of Tar Balls being found in the Middle Keys have made the news. Apparently there was a boat that partially sank in one of the canals at Duck Key yesterday. They found some redsidue of an "oily substance" in the water and it made the news.They also mention a petrolium like odor in the air. It's SEA GRASS!!! All of you that know what sea grass smells like when it collects and rots. Like eggs. It's a natural process and is not new to the Keys. They have NOT found any oil or tar on the bay side (GULF SIDE)of Grassy or Long Key. Our reefs are on the ocean side. This was a premature and inaccurate report. Please, call us directly for the real story!!! Thank YOU!!! 877-FUN-DIVE
Spearfishing is Awesome May 29, 2010
Tristan and his dad came out spearfishing with us today. We were having so much fun the time seemed to disappear. Tristan did an amazing job for his first time spearfishing. We're all so proud of him!!! Just another wonderful experience here at Dive Duck Key.
Is My Computer Lying??? May 28, 2010
Was so nice we did a crew dive yesterday. On the ascent I doubted my computer. It read 50ft when I swore I was only 15ft from the surface. That's what happens when the water is that clear!!! Good news... the computer is fine. Sure hope we get to show you our beautiful conditions this weekend!
Beautiful Conditions May 27, 2010
Memorial Weekend Weather looks like we'll have continued BEAUTIFUL CONDITIONS here at Dive Duck Key. We've had nothing less than 50ft of visibility and very little wind. What a great time to get out there and dive. Never been diving? Try SNUBA or a resort course ages 8+. The whole family can join you as sun bathers or snorkelers too!! Call today 877-FUN-DIVE
4th of July Fireworks Cruise May 25, 2010
Join us to view Hawks Cay Resort's very own Fireworks show from the water. Have an unobstucted view of the beautiful display. Beer/Wine/Sodas included. Adults $50 Kids $35. Only 26 passengers onboard the Seafari. Call for reservations today!!!
Newest Open Water Diver May 25, 2010
Congratulations to Steve Levine for finally....many years after taking his college diving course completed his open water certification. What a great new member to the diving community. Hope he and Melissa have a super time on their next dive vacation!!!!
Where is Duck Key? May 21, 2010
Dive Duck Key is at Mile Marker 61 in the Upper Middle Keys. We have a unique setting with no other dive shops within a ten mile radius to compete with. We have over 30 reefs that are essentially visited by only our shop to choose from. Summer is booking up quickly so call us Today!!!!
Keys Are Open and Diving May 20, 2010
Dive Duck Key is OPEN and running trips to the beautiful reefs just off of Duck Key. Please, don't let the media scare you. Nothing is abnormal here and the conditions are PERFECT!!! Come on down.
Dive Duck Key Dolphin??? May 20, 2010
We've had some amazing conditions and although diving is our forte' we still like to go line fishing too. Bert had a great day catching 11 dolphin in 3 hrs. Not bad for a rookie! Go BERT.
Lionfish! April 20, 2010
Killed another one yesterday and before I could bag it for the study a red grouper atr it. Who says nothing eats them??? Dive Duck Key is just doing our part to keep the population down.
Dive Duck Key Worldwide April 8, 2010
One of our best customers took her Dive Duck Key shirt skiing. What a great shot!!! Thanks for the great pictures. We miss you!!!
Great Times April 6, 2010
The wind picked up a little but we have beautiful visability and are having some great trips. Congrats to our newly certified divers Leah and Jeff. They both did a fantastic job! Time for you to get certified too!!!!
Great Lobster Season March 17, 2010
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.
See the Fish March 9, 2010
If you're coming all the way to the Florida Keys for your vacation, you need to get in and under the water to see the 1200 species of fish that live here. Not a certified diver? No problem. Try SNUBA or take a 1/2 day resort course and breath underwater.
Come Get Warm March 8, 2010
Wow, we're finally warming up here. It's 80F here today. Had a great group of divers and SNUBA out there enjoying the summer-like conditions. Get your Spring Break reservations today.
TODAY March 5th March 5, 2010
The Indies Club pool is sheltered from any wind and heated to perfection. Join us for a Free SNUBA Pool Party from 9 - 11 a.m.
Hold My Spot February 26, 2010
All that cold weather has people really looking forward to warming up here in the Florida Keys for Spring Break. If you're interested in booking SNUBA and Scuba trips please, call before we run out of space. Our trips have limited seating to insure your safety and individual attention.
Get Certified February 23, 2010
Did you know that you can complete Open Water Scuba Certifications in 3 days. We send you the books ahead and in 6 half day sessions you can have either your PADI or NAUI Open Water Certification. Our class sizes are small since we book around your vacation schedule. Great way to keep your family occupied while on vacation here at Hawks Cay. Get your spots reserved today. Springtime is booking very quickly!!!
Support your USA!!!! February 15, 2010
In an upsidedown economy one of the easy things we can do to help each other, is to spend our time and money inside the USA. Why go to the Bahamas when you can dive right here in the Florida Keys? We've made a concerted effort, here at Dive Duck Key to use vendors from the USA. There's no better way to recover from this depression than to help ourselves!!!!
What to do with your kids? February 10, 2010
Love bringing your kids on vacation, but don't always want to spend the whole time with them. 10yrs and up can participate in a One Day Resort Scuba Course. Drop them off at Dive Duck Key in the morning and we'll keep them entertained all day. We can also break the course into 2 half days to fit into your vacation schedule. The course includes the classroom/pool session and a 2 tank reef trip. $225 is a bargain when you consider renting all the gear on a reef trip with a guide is $215. You essentially get the pool session for $10. These reservations book quickly so get your kids booked today.