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HMS Minnow Dive Charters

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Address: Key Largo, FL 33037
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+1 305-451-7834
07:00 - 21:00
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Best dive charter in Key Largo

Captain John Garvey is the knowledgeable owner/operator of the HMS Minnow. My 16 year old son and I have been out with him several times the past couple of years and he runs a... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Captain John Garvey is the knowledgeable owner/operator of the HMS Minnow. My 16 year old son and I have been out with him several times the past couple of years and he runs a safe, efficient and professional boat. With just a few divers, each of our trips has been really special. If you are in Key Largo and want... More 

1 Thank Adam93567
Middle Island, New York
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great dive operation in Key Largo!!! We dived two days with Captain John and both days were amazing. Captain John gave precise markings and visuals for us to look out for on the dive which made it easy for us to navigate both the wrecks and the reef dives that we did. He was knowledgeable of the... More 

1 Thank teachmph
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a wonderful dive operator on Key Largo. it is an excellent location and Captain John is wonderful. From giving us driving direction through Florida to well detailed orientation before the dive the level of professionalism is excellent. John gave us great navigation headings and landmarks to watch out for on our reef and wreck dives which were right... More 

2 Thank Richard P
Niwot, Colorado
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15 reviews
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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 

1 Thank bfosbur
London, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
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Reviewed 28 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 

1 Thank adrianloader
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Robert B
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank abuntyn
Lamoine, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank CLaree40
Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
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Reviewed 27 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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