SCUBA and snorkeling, Marathon

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  • Captain Hook's building
    Captain Hook's building
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  • Tilden's boat in Hawk Channel
    Tilden's boat in Hawk Channel
    by grandmaR
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    Tilden's Dive Center

    by grandmaR Updated Nov 30, 2004

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    Tilden's has a place at Hawk's Cay resort and one in Marathon. It was one of the places recommended to me by someone at the marina (one of the guys who lived on a boat said his girl friend worked there.) I never actually got to dive with them myself.

    OPEN 7 days a week, 8 am to 6 pm

    Tilden’s Scuba Center is a full service dive facility. They also do snorkeling and snuba.

    A two tank dive is $44 if you bring all your own equipment.

    Equipment: You can rent most equipment from them.

    Tank $10.00
    Nitrox Tank $18.00
    Weights & Belt $5.00
    Regulators & Gauges $15.00
    BC $15.00
    Shorty Wetsuit $7.00
    Full Wetsuit $14.00
    Mask $5.00
    Fins $5.00
    Open heel fins $7.00
    Snorkel $2.00
    Prescription Mask $12.00
    Booties $5.00
    Float Flag $5.00
    Dive Light $12.00
    Dive Computer $15.00
    Snorkel Vest $6.00
    Hoods $5.00

    Tilden's boat in Hawk Channel
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Under the Sea

    by PJcips Written Mar 21, 2004

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    The waves were choppy during our snorkel and I was amazed that the pics turned out so well. Even though they still look murky, the snorkeling was crystal clear. We saw an incredible variety of tropical sea creatures.


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    Spirit Coral Reef Snorkeling

    by PJcips Written Mar 20, 2004

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    The Spirit was spacious and smooth. Crew was extremely helpful and a lot of fun. Would definitely go again. They even helped us with the underwater cameras. It was neat having a lighthouse in the snorkel pics.

    Equipment: All gear is provided. Wet suits only $6 extra, but you don't really need one. Even offered prescription goggles.

    Sombrero Reef Light

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    Captain Hooks

    by grandmaR Written Mar 18, 2004

    I wanted to go scuba diving, so I asked around. There was a guy named Larry who works at this place, so I went up there to check it out.

    I never did go diving - it was always too windy (not good visibility) or the water was too cold or I didn't have a car to get up there. It was about as far as possible from the marina as it was possible to get

    Equipment: "Our custom dive boat goes to the reef twice a day. The Reef Hopper has a fresh water shower for refreshing after your dive and a long ladder to assist with your boarding needs.

    "Capt. Hook's is a PADI 5 STAR CENTER. We specialize in small groups so you get personal attention and are never rushed. Come dive where you know you will be taken care of. "

    Captain Hook's building
    Related to:
    • School Holidays
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Fishing

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    Fishing Trips

    by o00o Written Apr 18, 2003

    The reefs here include sponges, soft coral, and small coral heads that harbor spiny lobster, stone crabs, and tropical fish.

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