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Bud and Mary's Dive Center

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Address: 79851 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
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+1 800-344-7352

Dive Center featuring scuba diving, snorkeling and trips in a glass...

Dive Center featuring scuba diving, snorkeling and trips in a glass bottomed boat.

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This was our first deep sea fishing experience and we loved it. The crew was extremely helpful and friendly. After our day at sea we took our catch over to Lazy Days restaurant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crystal C
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first deep sea fishing experience and we loved it. The crew was extremely helpful and friendly. After our day at sea we took our catch over to Lazy Days restaurant next door and are what we had just caught. It was awesome.

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip. Caught lots of fish. Great crew. Boat is great. Kids loved realing in those grunts. Lots of fun.

Thank Vacationfools
Cecil, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We did a double tank dive in November 2016. The staff is very knowledgeable. The one reason we chose this dive center is because they have dive masters dive with you (about six divers to one dive master) at no additional charge. The equipment was all in good working order. They also provide wetsuits at no additional charge. Kevin was... More 

1 Thank heathertrainsdogs
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Our first and will not be the last trip with this dive shop. Service is first class. Quick shout out to Captain Ken, Dive masters Jason, Emily, Newman and Raphael. This will be a regular dive destination for Deb and I.. Thanks for an amazing adventure.. Cheers..

1 Thank Bill S
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Our group could not have been happier with Bud and Mary's. We did the half day on the Predator. We learned a lot about fishing, local fun spots to go too and overall the Captain and additional crew were fun to be around. We caught Snapper and ate it for lunch that afternoon. If you like adventure and looking to... More 

Thank KB405
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

We always eat at Lazy Days next door, and then come here, climb on top of the building right behind the Dive Center to watch the fisherman bring in their catch. There are always tarpon, pelicans, a few sharks and lots of egrets. It's a great place to just stop and view the amazing scenery for 30 minutes. My husband... More 

Thank mwooduk
Hampton, Virginia
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258 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We did a dive charter with them which took us to some beautiful reefs. Later that afternoon we went on the glass bottom boat. The folks were really nice to deal with.

Thank Oranutan1
Orlando, Florida
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We went out on a full day trip. $65.00 per person. We caught a total of 25 fish (Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail and Mahi). They filleted our fish perfectly. The deckhand was new so he was not able to attend to everyone very quickly. The bait was "different" but it worked.

Thank WeekendTravelerinFL
Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We recently went scuba diving with Pete at Bud and Marys. We had an awesome time. We didn't really know where we were going and a local suggested we go here. We walked in around 8am and they were ready to take us on. We did the pool course at 9 went and got something light to eat and was... More 

Thank Rachel C
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2014

If you're traveling to Islamorada, FL and you're looking for a great day on the water, call Capt. John Johansen. We had an amazing day on the water with John on Sunday the 4th of May. We started the day with a team meeting to discuss strategy. We had chased Tarpon the entire day on Saturday and after a delicious... More 

Thank Porter S

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