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Tilden's Scuba Center

#13 of 79 Tours in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Great time for scuba, snuba, or snorkel

"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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Greg C
Bowling Green
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Bowling Green
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank bluestreak95
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Carma R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Daniel C
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Safety and excellent service. I had an amazing time. When I went the seas was rough. Since I was an able bodied male I was allowed to go. But when a child came they refused saying that its too dangerous for her. That shows that they are not just trying to make money but they play it very safe. I... More 

Thank Tim M
Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Good: The people are very friendly and helpful. Timie took my reservation over the phone and got all the paperwork taken care of when we arrived the day prior. Captain Billy did a fantastic job with the boat and gave one of the best overall safety briefings I've heard on a dive boat. Our charter was a mix of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Friendly folks run the place but they missed some customer service opportunities.My daughter and I snorkeled Sombrero Reef. It was a 2-3 foot chop so we drank enough ocean that neither she or I were feeling very good when we got back on board. We sat out the second opportunity to go in. While the divers were in the water,... More 

Thank lowlander46
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Wayne, Bill and trainee Phil took great care of us and took us to two diving spots. We had an awesome time exploring, looking and touching the marine life! Would recommend to anyone coming to the keys with interest in diving.

Thank arevord

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  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
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