Keys Huka Dive
Dive the reef today no experience needed.
Dive Siesta Key, FL
Dive Charters and Dive Training
Keys Huka Dive offers reef diving in Siesta Key, FL, with dive charters, snorkel trips, spear-fishing expeditions, dive training, and advanced scuba courses. Visit us for the ultimate reef experience!
The Huka Dive Experience
The Huka Dive is a chance to dive the reef just like a scuba diver, but it doesn't require any scuba certification. You are led by a dive master down to 20 FT where you get a fish's eye view of the underwater world. You will have air supplied from a surface float, so you are free to just enjoy the reef.
1 tank huka dive & snorkel $130
2 tank huka dive & snorkel $170
Tank Dive Trips
The Two Tank Dive Trip is a chance to get out and dive. We have dive sites for everyone's comfort level. We always have a dive master to guide your dives, and this is free of charge. In this way, all you have to do is just enjoy the dive. All gear included.
Inshore trip 4 hr trip$130
Off shore 7 hr trip $180
Huka Dives, Snorkel Trips, and Dive Charters
Our snorkel trips are very low key with no more than a max of 6 people on board. You will get a chance to just enjoy your reef experience. We provide all the gear needed to snorkel, snacks, and water. You can also bring any food or drinks that you want.
All this for just $65 p.p.
The spear and lobster fishing trip is for tank divers and free divers. Whether you're an experienced underwater hunter or a beginner, we can get you out there getting fish. We have training classes that will teach you the techniques of the underwater hunter from aiming to fish ID.
DIVE TRAINING and PADI DIVE CERTIFICATE TRAINING
Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor (all inclusive) pricing.
Open Water Diving $425 all inclusive
The first course in Open Water Diver and this will get you diving. In this course, you will go through the academic portion, pool sessions, and 4 open water dives. This course can be done in as little as 3 days.
Advanced Diver to Rescue Diver
We offer Advanced Scuba courses through to Dive Instructor. These courses are customized to fit your schedules, As with all advanced courses, payment plans are available. All courses are PADI Dive courses. All are dive training packages are all inclusive pricing which means the one price gets you your certification no nickel and diming you to death here.
Advanced Diver $425
Rescue Diver $425
CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
First Aid Courses
The CPR/First Aid course is U.S. Coast Guard approved for the captain's license. This is a 6-hour course where you will be taught basic lifesaving techniques including oxygen use. This is a very important course and could help save a life.
MEET THE TEAM
Captain and Padi IDC Staff Instructor
Capt. Jerry is known around Siesta key as the pretty face of scuba. Jerry did his first dive in 1979 with his uncle Gene taking him on a pool dive for his 6th birth day, and that set in motion a love for diving. Jerry got certified in 1986 as a padi junior open water diver. After serving in both the U.S. Army and then the U.S. Coast Guard Jerry worked as a professional dive instructor in the Caribbean , and all over Florida. He has certified hundreds of divers through the years. Capt. Jerry takes great pride in training and running dive trips though the keys. He can always be found helping divers, and boaters alike enjoy the waters of the Siesta Key.
Dive Master Luke
Luke is the guy who has more stamps on his passport than hair on freshly shaved head. Luke grew upin New Mexico and Pennsylvania.
He's traveled and lived in China, Israel, South America and the Keys. After meeting Capt. Jerry in Key West, Luke was interested in getting his open water certification, but after his first dive on the reef he was hooked, and wanted to get his dive master certification. So, Luke started the process of getting his dive master with Keys Huka Dive. Luke is now the guy we turn to when we need anything done and is always willing to help out around the shop and on the boat.
"The smallest feline is a masterpiece"
-Leonardo da Vinci
Dive Master Canidate
Lisa was working in slave like condition at The Out back steak house in Daytona beach. Which is a tough place to work as a vegan. While she was doing OK in Daytona she set for hours on end staring out at the ocean wondering how could she make a life on the sea. Then she discovered scuba diving and decided she wanted a different way of life ( A dive life ). She wanted to live and work were the palm trees grow and there is no snow on the sand. Well soon after she joined the crew at Huka Dive. She moved into the company dorms and made the guys clean up the place (it needed it). Lisa is always the first person to jump on the boat and help get the trip started. She'll have you suited up and in the water in no time.
(Which Bikini should to wear to work today)
Dive Master Mike
Padi Dive Master
Dive Master Mike came to Keys Huka Dive after he graduated from the University of Delaware ( smallest state in the union ) population five. He then worked a full time job wearing fancy pants and a tie ( OMG the horror ). He soon quit that job in search of the great sunshine. After much time reflecting about life, and his time in Hollywood as Zach Efron's body double Dive Master Mike moved to Siesta Key to escape the paparazzi, and found happiness at the bottom of the ocean.
Super Diver Jennifer
Jennifer (A.K.A. Kara) was born in Miami, Florida and grew up swimming in the keys. Her uncle first introduced her to SCUBA diving when she was 8. Jennifer got SSI certified in 2014. Within one year she dove over 100 dives and continued her certified education to become an SSI Master Diver. Then one magical day she meet Capt. Jerry, and then started her PADI Dive Master journey with Huka Dive in 2019. After completion of her dive master she continued on to earn her certification as a padi dive instructor. Now Jen works with keys Huka Dive helping pass on her love of diving to our new divers. In the winter time she is a full time ski instructor and dives with Huka in the spring, summer and fall. Jennifer brings passion and safety to every dive she goes on and loves sharing the joys of the SCUBA diving with new comers.
Become a Dive Master
Dive master program complete for just $1200
Have you ever dreamed about working as a professional diver? Living a life style that most people only dream about?
No matter what your experience level is we can help you make the dream of becoming a padi dive master a reality. If your ready to change your life and start actually living instead of just existing than the dive master career might just be the right for you.
Becoming a dive master isn't easy, and not everyone can make it. But for those that do its like no other job out there. Your days are filled with prepping divers, loading gear, mating boats, and of course diving. Our program takes about 2 months to complete from start to end and less if you already have some certifications.
The general process involves going through 4 separate classes which are:
1. Open water Diver takes just 3 days to complete.
2. Advanced Diver takes just 3 days to complete.
3. Rescue Diver takes just 3 days to complete.
4. Dive Master is your first professional level course.
This course takes the average person about a month to get through. The DM course has several key requirements that have to be completed. Having 60 logged dives is one of the major ones.
One of the major training aspects that we offer with or DM program is essential boat mate training.
We run a 40ft twin diesel dive boat, and as soon as you start training with us you will also be training in boat operations. You will be taught how to drive the dive boat, anchor operations, basic marine maintenance, and marine emergency procedures. During the training period we will have you on the boat learning your new career hands on. You will shadow the other instructors, and DM's while logging dives, learning or dive sites, in general learning your job.
We offer job placement services for all of are graduates.
This includes working with us (which we hope you will), and working either in the Keys or in the Islands its your choice.
After graduation from the dive master program the job market is wide open. Most dive masters are employed prior to even graduation. So if wearing board shorts to work and having a flip flop tan lines sound like your type of office give us a call.
We offer installment payment plans starting at just $50 a week. Call and we can make this career work around your schedule.
Please feel free to give us a call and we'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Our dive boat The Journey is located at the
Escape Resort 208 Casey Key Rd.
Nokomis, FL 34275
We serve Siesta Key, Venice, Sarasota, and all the surrounding areas of Florida.
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