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Private Dive Charters
Pelican Shoal to Sombrero Reef.  Specializing in Looe Key and the Busche

Florida Keys Private Dive Charter

The most beautiful reef in the US and one of the top 10 in the world.
Coast Guard Certified Captain plus Padi Instructor available for certifications & Discover Scuba Diving classes. 
Local Residents for 10 years with over 1500 dives in local waters.
We offer the perfect blend of professionalism and safety, while having a great time doing it. 
Fully Insured and Coast Guard certified Captain.

27' Grady White with twin 200hp EFI Yamahas for speed and reliability.
Radar, Digital Depth Finder, GPS Live Mapping, Color underwater camera.
Private, comfortable head on board.
Meticulously maintained.  Recent survey places replacement value at $120,000.00
There is not a better boat made, the ride is amazing.
All Coast Guard Required safety gear plus oxygen on board.
Snacks and drinks are provided.
This auction is for a 2 tank dive at Looe Key or Adolphus Bush. 
You could dive Looe Key for a week and not see the entire reef. It is amazing.
Other reefs and wrecks available.  Cay Sal trips also available, please inquire.

This trip is being offered for $100 below the regular rate.

The sunset returning home on 9/17/06.  This is 6 miles out into the Atlantic, a beautiful flat calm day.

We have had 100% satisfaction from all of our guests that have dove with us.  Most have said the
dives and their experience with us exceeded, or greatly exceeded, their expectations.

This is YOUR dive trip.  A private charter like this allows you to decide your day.  If you forget gear, we'll have backups for you.  If you need to turn back early, we will do so immediately.  If you want to stay a little longer, we will not rush you.

Photo taken 9/17/06 at a reef known by very few people.

  • Mutiple dive locations and recks to choose from  (sample photos here)
  • Free use of 24v Dive Scooters, tanks and weights.
  • Only 6 miles from Looe Key - 7 from the Adolphus Busch Wreck - 12 miles from American Shoal.
  • See some of our dive photos here http://www.endlesssummer.us/rich432
  • We fill our own tanks and maintain the best air you will ever use.

  • Extra gear on board so no dive is ruined by lost, broken or forgotten equipment.

  • If there is no dive window due to weather, we will re-book at 25%.

  • Other options available (please inquire) Spear fishing with a local professional, Humane tropical fish collection (we have acclimation tanks to hold your fish) etc. also available. 

Big Pine Key is in the heart of the best diving in the Florida Keys.  You will not find better diving in the US.

Summer and fall (June - November) are the best time to dive with water temperatures in the 80's and mostly calm seas.  Air temperatures are in the high 80's or 90's during peak summer, but we have never hit 100 degrees in recorded history (nor have we hit 32!).  On land the heat can be tough on people from cooler climates, but on the moving boat it is very nice.  We have clear, pollution free air.  Thunderstorms can crop up at any time, but last a very short time and almost never interrupt a dive.  Water clarity is usually fantastic with 50 feet being an average day.  We have many 100 foot vis days when the gulf stream moves in close to shore.
Spring and winter our water temps dip into the 70's, which is wonderful.  Most people require only a skin or thin wet suit.  We still have calm periods, but there are fewer than in the summer.  Air temperatures are in the 70's with the occasional dip into the 60's.  Real winter, which we all say lasts a week, can see a few days in the 50's and a bitter cold winter will see a day or two dip into the 40's.  :)  Winter is spectacular here.  If you really want to see Key West and enjoy the fabulous weather, come in the spring or winter.  If you want to get in as many dives as possible, but still enjoy the Keys, come in the summer or fall.  Our favorite time is October or November.

On any trip you need to consider that weather can turn or bad weather before your trip can leave the visibility poor.  We have kept track over the years and 87.5% of our visitors had great dives during their visit.  Only 12.5% had poor visibility or seas were too rough to go out. 

 Right off shore is Looe Key.  Looe Key has been on most Top 10 best diving spots in the world lists in the past ten years.

Looe Key Reef

About 6 miles offshore from our vacation rental (please see our other auction).

American Shoal Lighthouse

About 12 miles offshore

Adolphus Busch, Sr.

The "Adolphus Busch Sr" was sunk on December 5, 1998 the 210 foot freighter sits perfectly upright in 110 feet of water. Scuba divers can explore the inside of the ship, with wide relatively safe openings.  Located halfway between Looe Key Reef & American Shoal, she is a great dive for more experienced divers.  I will post more photos in the near future.

There are other great dive spots in the area including Pelican Shoal, the Sambos, and Sombraro Reef. 

Reserving Your Date(s) -  Please email me to see if your date is available. 

Additional costs/options -

If you are inexperienced or wish your dive to be escorted, please add $75.00.

PADI instructor usually available for open water and other certifications.

Discover Scuba Diving classes available. Dive in one day!

If you have not dove in the past 2 years we require a refresher course which is $75/pp.

Each additional person beyond 4 is $50.00

Additional days are discounted $50.00!

Dives further than Looe Key or the Busche will have a gas/time surcharge.

Payment - We accept credit cards directly or personal checks through PayPal.  At least 50% is due within 2 days of auction end.  The balance may be paid upon arrival. 

Please ask any questions.  Our goal is to give you the best dive experience possible.  We recommend this for positive, happy people only, because that is what we are.  We offer the reduced price to make it a more positive experience and ask that aggressive or negative people do not book.  We have never not had a great day on the water.


 Rich & Marcie

We don't solicit comments, but there are a few of the many we have gotten from our apartment guestbook regarding the diving.

"It was even better than expected, and you were fantastic hosts.  Thank you thank you thank you"  Stacy & Bill 1/2006

"I was amazed at the diving, (as you know when I went on and on about it), and you were the best dive partner I have ever had.  I felt like a local, for 7 days.  Thanks Rich & Marcy"  Chuck 11/2005

"I never knew diving could be this great.  Not only the reef but the whole experience.  See you next year for sure."  Jason 4/2008

"I have not ever been a very comfortable diver but your patience with me and obvious concern for my comfort and safety was priceless. The decision you helped me make on my first day not to dive was right on and really appreciated.  I am a better diver after my trip with you and Marcie" Bob H 6/2008

Legal Stuff - I reserve the right to not allow use of the scuba tanks, scooters or watercraft if I feel there is a safety issue nor can I guarantee their availability if there is a mechanical breakdown.  Diver agrees use of items on the boat is optional and will assume all liability to person or property for use of any recreational items, and in addition if any item is damaged or destroyed, to pay full damages, replacement, or repair costs.  Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Diver agrees to be experienced and comfortable diving.  Any necessary medical exams should be taken before arrival.  Diver agrees to disclose any and all medical conditions, and past dive mishaps to the captain before the trip.

We reserve the right to refuse or discontinue any trip if we feel there is any safety issue.

Good Luck!  Please ask any questions!  We do have a great vacation rental if you need accommodations.


Please call 888-DIVE-LOG for your diving and snorkeling needs!


Our 27' Grady White Dive Boat


Sunset Photo taken 7/9/05 2 miles south of Key West Harbor