Here are few things
that separates Rainbow Reef Dive Center from the rest of the
Boats & Big Boats
Get away from the
crowds if you like the personal service you can recieve on a smaller boat, or if you are part of a larger dive group, we can easily accommodate you. From individuals to groups, we have you covered.
Rated Dive Shop in the Florida Keys
We received the
highest possible rating from SCUBA diving magazine's reader
rater. Here is how they rated us:
Overall: A+ Staff: A+ Boat/Facilities: A+ Value: A+
Check out page 36 in the October 2003 issue of Rodale's SCUBA
Diving magazine or click here to read more about it.
crew on both land and sea can really make the difference between
good dive experiences and bad ones. We strive to give each and
every customer the highest level of attention and service possible
from the minute they arrive at the dive center, until they depart.
Why? It's simple, because we want you to come back and recommend
us to your friends.
What is a full service
dive center? They seem to be hard to find these days. Everyone
says they are full service, but our mission is to prove it
on a daily basis. We believe a dive center needs to be more
than just a ride out to the reef. Here are just a few of the
components that make up a typical dive trip with us;
- Express check-in
- Thorough Safety briefings
- Full briefings
on dive sites
- upon request,
crew changes your gear over between dives
- upon request,
crew breaks down your gear after last dive
- Crew helps rinse
and hang your equipment to dry
- Secure gear
locker where we can store gear between trips
fresh water and sodas on every trip
chocolate chip cookies
- Advice on where
to stay, eat, shop or fish
on Two Separate Resorts
Why is this important? Because it's nice to stay in an ocean
front room that is only 100 feet from the dive center and
dive boats. We also get discounted room rates for our divers.
Please click here or call
us to get the best rates at our two resort locations. It's
also important if you are training, We have three pools on
site, so there is no need to load up a car with equipment,
figure out how to get to the pool, drive to the pool, unload,
and then load it all back up when you are done.
Clean and Comfortable Boats
wants to ride on an old, dirty, beat up boat? We scrub down
our boats, empty the mask and camera rinse tanks, and change
the fresh water after every trip to make sure the boats are
sparkling white, comfortable and clean for the next set of divers.
high speed Internet access
We have computers set up in the office in Islamorada
so that any of our customers can easily check e-mail, surf the
web, or scan pictures that they can send to friends and relatives. You can also hook into our wireless network and surf with your own computer if you wish.
Rental Equipment Inventory
We've recently upgraded and updated our rental inventory. New
BC's, wetsuits, Regulators and much more. We have plenty of
difference sizes so everyone gets a good fitting equipment.
We service and maintain our equipment at regular intervals to
insure quality and performance while you are using it.
of Dive Sites
We cannot really take credit for this, but it is important
to note that we have two locations, one in Key Largo and one
in Islamorada. From our Key Largo location, we can take you
to all the popular Pennekamp State park locations. We frequently
dive Molasses Reef, French Reef, The Christ Statue, and the
Spiegel Grove just to name a few. From our Islamorada locations,
we typically dive Davis Reef, Davey Crocker, Crocker Reef
and the Wreck of the Eagle. In fact, with two dive centers
acting as one you can easily dive everything from Carysfort
Reef all the way down to Alligator Reef. Why does this matter?
Because you can dive over 200 dive sites in the upper keys
with just one reservation. If you have not had the opportunity
to dive Islamorada's reefs, you are in for a real treat! There
are far fewer dive centers in Islamorada, this means when
you are out on a reef with us, it is less traveled, healthier,
and there will not be 30 dive boats on it. Typically, we will
be the only dive boat on the reef.
out our interactive dive location map!
We watch the weather like a hawk. We employ all technology at
our disposal to make sure we are always going to the dive location
with the best conditions as well as avoiding weather that would
make for miserable diving. The bottom line, if we know you aren't
going to have fun because of the weather, we don't want you
to go. Sure, it's a business, but money is not the bottom line
when it comes to your safety and dive experience.
Click to view the latest weather and forecasts.
We've tried to make this site as comprehensive as possible.
We didn't want a site that would just give you the prices! We
wanted to provide as much information as possible so you can
use our site as your one stop for planning out your vacation
to our area. We will continue to improve the site. Soon you can expect to see things like online
bookings, client photo contest, discount dive equipment, more webcams,
and much much more.
We will put together a custom package that fits exactly what
you want to do. We have multiple trip discount plans as well
as discounts from hotels. We can book it all for you, roll it
all together into your personalized itinerary and save you money
all at the same time. You can stay or dive any combination of
days or nights you want.
Click to use our custom dive and stay package creation tool!
We have several instructors on staff who between them have years
of teaching experience. The experience translates to patience.
The last thing you need is stress from an overbearing know-it-all
instructor while you are learning to dive. We take the time
and effort to make sure each and every student has the knowledge,
confidence and training to become a safe, happy diver for life.
two seperate dive center locations, we have more than 200
different dive sites that are just a short boat ride away.
Shorter boat trip means more time to dive! Depending on where
we are going, it only takes anywhere from 20-45 minutes to
out our interactive dive location map!