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Address: Key Largo, FL 33037
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07:00 - 21:00
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I would highly recommend The Minnow and Captian John. He knows the Key Largo dive sites well and he is very focused some meeting your dive requirements and requests in a safe and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Niwot, Colorado

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Niwot, Colorado
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I would highly recommend The Minnow and Captian John. He knows the Key Largo dive sites well and he is very focused some meeting your dive requirements and requests in a safe and fun manner. He knows and understands customer service and on The Minnow you get a personalized and intimate trip. I would recommend having him bring you to... More 

Thank bfosbur
London, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The boss and I like diving the Keys when we're in Florida but don't enjoy crowds and like to do our own thing. We've been out with various smaller operators (six pack boats) - all pretty good - but we really enjoyed our three days on HMS Minnow. She's a small, compact vessel and I wouldn't like to be on... More 

Thank adrianloader
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Capt John, very customer orientated, always looking to fill his divers needs. keep diving. the Minnow is easy to find right next to the Holiday Inn.

Thank Robert B
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Capt. John was very helpful and took us to Molasses reef ~20 feet; the HMS Minnow is a comfortable vessel and only rides 6 divers so not over-crowded (only 4 divers that day). On the reef we were lucky to see a nurse shark, a small Caribbean reef shark, and many fish. Would definitely dive again with this operation!

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Lamoine, Maine
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I had never dove in warm, clear water, so I had no expectations about anything. I was very pleased with Capt. John and the HMS Minnow. John was patient and friendly and gave good diving tips. We went out for a total of 11 dives (4 days). It was nice and easy and no fuss. I was able to use... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Four of us went out with Captain John. Three of us were divers and one was a snorkler. We went to a place on Molassas Reef where we could do a shallow dive so that the snorkler could see something. The snorkler reported that when she was ready to get back in the boat, the ladder was not down and... More 

Thank Thuddery_Dan
Poplarville, Mississippi
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Six of us dove with Capt John for 5 days the week of 7/20/15. This was the first time with John, all other trips were with Jeff the previous owner. We enjoyed every day. The same boat we were used to, and John is a personable, low keyed individual that makes safety and customer satisfaction his goal. He got us... More 

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New Orleans
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This is my 4th time diving on the HMS Minnow; the first time with Captain John (was here in '04, '05, &'09). There's a reason we're repeat customers and we're already planning our next trip. I would absolutely plan my trip around the availability of the HMS Minnow. As far as I'm concerned it's the only way to dive Key... More 

Thank noladivegirl
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

Our family, including our 16 yr old daughter and 17 yr old son, all of which were newly certified divers used HMS Minnow, and had great experience. John, the captain, was friendly and were able to chose our diving locations. He arranged for a diving guide, Rachel, who turned out to be a dive instructor and marine biologist. We also... More 

1 Thank Jim W
Larchmont, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

I planned a 3 day trip for my family a month in advance with input from Captain Garvey on where to dive etc. The first and second days of the trip were cancelled because of high winds; Captain kept us informed of weather changes and we were able to extend our trip by one day and still get 2 days... More 

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