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Tilden's Scuba Center

#15 of 80 Tours in Marathon
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Address: 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2396
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+1 305-743-7255
08:00 - 18:00
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Best Dive Operation in the Keys

Wayne, Zach, and Captain Billy all come together to make Tildens the best dive operation in the keys. last year i brought my oldest son to get him certified and dive for a week... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David M
Dowagiac, Michigan
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Dowagiac, Michigan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wayne, Zach, and Captain Billy all come together to make Tildens the best dive operation in the keys. last year i brought my oldest son to get him certified and dive for a week. i was in marathon with my wife and 7 year old this week, so snuck off for. 1/2 day trip. These guys are the best. i'll... More 

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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great day with Capt Billy and Jessica. Wife had a hard time with the water the last time she tried to dive with Dive Duck Key, not their fault, but did way better this time. Best day ever diving with my wife for her first time. Thank you Wendy and Tildens crew.

Thank Mark P
Lansing, MI
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Jessica showed me how to spearfish then we practiced at depth. Cruised around the reefs looking for some quality Hogfish. We're able to connect with a couple of beauties and also got 8 lobsters! Did the spearfishing then came back a week later and got more "bugs". I will dive with Tilden's again. Diver Dennis "Let's Get Wet!"

Thank bruizer_man
Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a great morning of snorkeling and SNUBA ! Tilden took us to a set of reefs on the Atlantic side of Marathon Key which were just several feet below the surface but extended down to about 20 ft under. Making it perfect for both snorkeling and casual scuba diving. The crew was friendly and worked hard to make... More 

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Bowling Green
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

"Type of visit" was all adult family. Trip Advisor, you might want to broaden the options. Tildens on the other hand had all the options covered. We had a party of 7 with a mix of experience and they were able to accommodate everyone's interests. Captain Billy, Zach, and Jessica were absolutely fantastic and they took great care of everyone!

Thank Greg C
Greenville, IL
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Even though the visability of only one foot at Sombrero reef ruined our diving there, we had a nice time diving on the Gulf side even though we didn't get to see as much. We had a good time with the crew Jessica and Captain Billy. Jessica went out of her way to show us some sea life. Would dive/snorkel... More 

1 Thank bluestreak95
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Captain Billy took us out to two sites along with some scuba divers. It was a great trip, staff on the boat & at the store were very knowledgeable & helpful & professional. I would Absolutely recommend them as a snorkeler who is fairly experienced but used to offshore snorkeling. We enjoyed the trip & would love to go again!

1 Thank Carma R
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Nice store with great selection and friendly staff! They gave us great suggestions for places to eat locally while in Marathon. Highly recommended!

Thank Tara B
Peoria, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great snorkeling trip today. The seas got a little rough and I felt a little sick the last half of the trip but the crew handled this excellently giving me great pointers on how to overcome this. I really liked the way Tilden's run their trip's. They are very professional and focus very much on safety. This... More 

1 Thank susan K
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I took my wife and two girls(8 years old) out for Snorkel and Scuba, and we had an excellent trip. My wife's primary concern with young children was safety and a solid crew. Other sites and dive locations maybe less expensive but you get what you pay for. Small group on the dive, and three crew plus captain were all... More 

1 Thank Daniel C

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