We want to thank all of the divers who visited us in 2020.
Since we reopened on 6/1/2020, we have been thrilled to take few thousand divers diving on over a thousand dive trips, as well as taught hundreds of students, from recreational to pro levels.
Over the 6 month window, we did have 4 of our crew members who ended up testing positive for covid-19. 3 of these occurred when they went out if town and one was brought home by their significant other who worked in the medical field. To the best of our knowledge, we did have a few customers contract the virus, most of which rode on a bus together for 12 hours to get to Key Largo.
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So of course this is not a scientific study, and indeed purely anecdotal evidence, but it sure seems to us like that it may in fact be pretty hard to catch or spread the Covid-19 while on scuba diving trips. Covid-19 just doesn’t seem to stand much of a chance out on the ocean, in the fresh air, in the blazing sun… and even less immersed in salt water!
Monroe County is 100% open. Of course everyone observes social distancing practices, but Hotels, Restaurants, Dive Centers and everything the Florida Keys has to offer is ready for you!
still has a mandatory
mask mandate for
all residents and visitors.
You don’t need a passport, but you do need a mask, and we don’t mean the diving kind! (although you’ll need one of those too!)
Monroe County has also advised us that customers and crew need to wear masks on the boats while we load up, set up, ride to the reef, and pretty much all of the time except when we are getting ready to dive.
Here are just a few of the changes and procedures we implemented back on June 1st to keep our customers and crew safe and healthy:
Reducing the number of divers on each boat
Cleaning the boats and tanks between every trip
Crew wears masks
Temperature checks daily for crew
Temperature checks for all customers
Sign releases on your own device
Check in process as touch-less as possible
Hand sanitizers in all buildings
Rental gear is sanitized, dried, and rotated so it's only rented to 1 customer per day
Max of 4 in each recreational class
Boarding procedures to maximize social distancing
Gear up and water entry procedures to maximize social distancing
Fresh water gear rinse and no community rinse tanks
That is the current update in regards to Covid-19, Scuba Diving and visiting the Florida Keys. We continue to adapt and evolve how we do things as the situation unfolds and will update you as things move forward.
So give us a call, say hello on our social media, or send us an email. We are here, ready for you and can’t wait to go diving with you! Until then stay safe, stay healthy, and best of luck to you and your families during these strange times.