Conch Republic Divers has been in business over 20 years. We are conveniently located in Tavernier Creek Marina giving us quick access to dive sites. In addition to having access to all the best reefs and wrecks in the Florida Keys, Conch Republic Divers is a full service dive shop. We offer both dive and snorkel trips, gear rental, sales and service, dive training from beginner through professional ratings, hotel accommodations and much much more. Come see why we are not just another dive shop.
All of Our Crew here at Conch Republic Divers has extensive experience in the dive industry. We are here to make sure you have a wonderful dive experience as well as keeping you safe. We pride ourselves with our safety record and make it our #1 priority. Once your dive is over, we have on site hot showers, and gear storage so you don’t need to transport your wet gear .
Diving multiple days or multiple trips? We have you covered! Tavernier Creek Marina also has a restaurant and picnic tables so you can just relax between dives and have lunch. If we are running late or it seems there may be little time in between trips we can always order your lunch from the boat.
We want you to relax and enjoy your stay here with Conch Republic Divers. We pride ourselves in offering you total package. From finding you the best accommodations to customizing your dive trips to best fit your wants and needs. Let us show you why we are not just another dive shop.
Admiral Brenda / Captain Gary
Our Shop is conveniently located 6 feet from our boats so going from check-in to boarding is a simple process. Tanks and weights will be loaded for you before you board and our experienced crew will be there to help you every step of the way. Need gear , no problem. Our rental gear fleet is top of the line and always kept current and new. We offer Air and Nitrox in both DIN and Yoke applications. For those of you who like a little more air during your dive, we do have 100cuft Steel tanks available upon request.
Need service? Our Technicians are factory authorized and certified in most brands including Atomic, Sherwood, Dive Rite, Genesis, and Aqualung. We also offer VIP’s, Hydros, and 02 cleaning services. Leave your gear with us and we will take care of the rest.
The “Republic Diver” is our 46′ Newton Custom Dive boat. Her size makes for a smooth and stable ride in almost any sea conditions. For your comfort and safety we provide many additional features such as Ice, Water, showers with shampoo and conditioner, camera storage and rinse bins, marine toilet and a cooler if you want to bring your own snack or drinks. We will provide some snacks and orange slices in between dives. We have also installed two different ladders on board to accommodate everyone’s preference and to help with the ease of climbing back on board. All of our crew are trained and certified in Oxygen Administration, Emergency First Aid/CPR and kept current.
The “Aquatic Diver” is our 30 foot Island Hopper. For those of you who want to “blaze their own trail” the Aquatic Diver is the perfect escape to explore some of the uncharted pristine reefs or to accommodate unique profiles that are more manageable with smaller groups. We proved all of the same amenities as the Republic Diver as well as all of the safety features. The “Aquatic Diver” is available for private half our full day charters. Book your next adventure today.
Brenda is our fearless leader and keeps the shop running like a fine tuned machine.
Captain Gary is a USCG Master Captain, SDI IT Staff Instructor, PADI, and SSI Master Dive Instructor, Full Cave Diver, Evolution CCR diver, and is an SSI Platinum Pro 5000 receipent. Gary is a Florida native with over 40 years of diving experience.
Capt Gary owns Conch Republic Divers along with his wife, Admiral Brenda. When not at the dive shop you can also see Capt Gary on his TV series Treasure Divers or on Ship Sinkers on National Geographics which are now playing worldwide.
He also created Scubaocity, a Dive Shop Management and Online Scheduling System customized for Dive Shops.
Jasen Murray, Captain & Instructor
Jasen, who is highly skilled in every aspect of diving, has been diving since he was in his teens. He has over 20 years in the dive business in the upper Keys – the last 8 with Conch Republic Divers. Besides being a licensed boat captain, Jasen is a PADI Master Instructor and Posiden Mark VI CCR Instructor. When it comes to equipment repair, there is none better. His professional attitude and diving skills make him a good pick for getting certified or as a guide who know the reefs like the back of his hand.
Dan Goldsmith, Captain, Instructor & Shop Manager
Dan, our shop manager, is a man of many talents who is knowledgeable in all aspects of the dive business. He is a licensed boat captain, SCUBA instructor and skilled in the operation of all the shop’s equipment. Dan is always ready to give helpful advice about diving or even a good place to stay or eat in the Keys.
Ken Kimmey, Captain
Ken is licensed to operate 200 ton vessels and has several years’ experience as the captain of live-aboard dive boats. Besides being a technical diver with over 30 years’ experience, he is great mechanic and helps keep our boats in top shape.
Mark Birk, Instructor
Mark, a retired Marine officer who rose up through the ranks, brings his enthusiasm and dedication to the dive industry. Mark, a licensed boat captain PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, is known for his excellent customer service and safety.
Don is a PADI Master Instructor. In addition to a career in government affairs, Don has over 30 years’ experience teaching SCUBA in California and high mountain lakes in Nevada. He managed the SCUBA operations at a 5 diamond hotel in Maui and taught SCUBA at the college level. Don uses his experience at Conch Republic Divers to write a dive column for the “Reporter” and the “Miami Herald.”
Our crew is here to make sure you have a wonderful and safe dive experience. We have several on site amenities including hot shower facilities and secure gear storage.