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About Us

Island Ventures

 

Headshot of Michael Creese owner at Island Ventures

Michael Creese

Island Ventures a boutique SCUBA Dive and Snorkeling shop in Key Largo.  Customer satisfaction is top priority we have our Divers and Snorkelers as a priority.

SCUBA and Snorkel trips are assessed 2 days prior to departure. we consider who we have on board and the weather conditions expected.

If we feel you will not have a great time we will call you to discuss.

We plan ahead so we do not have to disappoint Divers and Snorkelers after they have traveled to our shop!

Due to COVID19 we are currently only offering full boat charters so you can be assured that we only have your party on board our boats.

Every trip that we do is tailored to the group on boats.

Customers choose what Dive/Snorkel site they would like to go and we make recommendations on where the best place to go would be and hopefully the two match!

Second priority is the environment that we inhabit.

We are engaged in a number of Environmental initiatives that we also give our customers a opportunity to join us in helping. Two of our most popular are Dive Against debris and Coral conservation.

Not focussed on getting as many customers on our boats as we can and running marginal dive and snorkel trips.

If you are looking for high quality personal service then you have made the right choice in choosing us to run you tour!

Boats

Our shop has 2 Island Hopper boats licensed by  Coast Guard to carry 22 passengers each.

We like to ensure that everybody has plenty room so we limit our SCUBA Dive trips to 12 people and our Snorkel trips to 16.

Each boat will run at 20 knots in calm seas which means we can get to the reef in under 40 mins.

Equipment

Rental equipment is either made by Sherwood, Akona or Cressi and is less than 2 years old.

Authorized dealers for Sherwood, Akona, Genesis and Cressi.

We do have some items in stock at our small dockside store.

If your are looking for a specific item please call us. We will be happy to have it ready for you when you arrive or ship it.

We can beat any advertised price!

Tours

Island Ventures dock is in the Jules Undersea park in Key Largo Sound.  In the middle of Key Largo reef  we  go out of either North or South creek.

There are some days where tides do not allow us to go out of North creek but these are only a couple of times a month.

We are the only SCUBA Dive a and Snorkel operator that goes to Carysfort in the north down to Pickles reef in the south.

Along with our regular reef and wreck trips we run a number of different SCUBA Dive and Snorkel trips.

Are specialized trips cover Dive Against Debris, Coral Restoration, Lionfish Hunting, Lobster Harvesting and Octopus discovery.

Blue Star Operator

Blue Star Award to Island VenturesAll the team have additional reef care training from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Blue Star accreditation awarded in 2018.

We continue to work on improving our knowledge to help protect it for future generations.

When choosing your dive or snorkel operator in the Florida Keys please use a Blue Star operator.

Help planning your trip

To help our customers plan for trips with us we have put the following information together

Pet Motel.us . An excellent facility for looking after your pets whilst you are out on the boat with us.

Accommodation. Check our accommodation page where we have some friendly hotels for you to consider.

Weather Check our weather page to ensure you have the best weather possible.

 

 

 

 

 

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