Every year, huge numbers of divers flock to Florida. This is their destination for a diving vacation to remember.
If you’re looking for a dive vacation to remember, we have a whole list of Scuba diving packages / all inclusive dive resorts in Florida for you to check out here.
Florida is a diver’s playground with a huge choice of Ocean sites and freshwater springs. Did you know that the Florida Keys is home to the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States?
The protected reef is abundant with a variety of fish and sea-life and the area is rich with diving resorts that cater for all diving levels from beginners to the advanced.
Click here to read about the best dive sites to visit in Florida. So let’s get on with our list of the best resorts in Florida for diving!
We have marked each resort with a badge
If you’re looking for a diving package, or a pure diving trip and accommodation look for STAY & DIVE.
If your priority is a vacation resort with a variety of activities including onsite diving look for RESORT-ONSITE DIVING.
10 ALL INCLUSIVE DIVE RESORTS IN FLORIDA
- TRANQUILITY BAY
- HAWK’S CAY
- LOOE KEY DIVE CENTER & RESORT
- POSTCARD INN (HOLIDAY ISLE)
- AMORAY RESORT
- TRADEWINDS RESORT
- SEA DWELLERS DIVE CENTER
- RAINBOW REEF DIVE CENTER
- PELICAN GRAND BEACH RESORT
- LITTLE PALM ISLAND
Tranquility Bay is just that – tranquility in a Caribbean-style setting. Accommodations consist of guest rooms or beach houses.
From the beachfront houses, you can step right onto the beach. Click here to view the gorgeous beach houses available and a gallery for each.
Named number 12 dive resort in the WORLD by Big 7 Travel! Top resort in USA!
Customer reviews state that the rooms and beach houses are clean, spacious and well-stocked.
Scuba Diving expeditions
Embark on a journey to learn diving, secure your Florida Keys diving certification, or participate in a specialized class within Marathon (exclusively offsite).
Scuba expeditions last for four hours and leave twice daily, with departures at 8 am and 12:30 pm.
Accommodations include rooms, suites and villas. You’ll not only experience a beautiful vacation resort at Hawks Cay but you’ll also experience a diver’s paradise in an aquamarine-island setting.
Hawks Cay Resort operate a dive center called “Better than most SCUBA” and have a professional dive team onsite!
Hawk’s Cay cater for both the advanced diver and the novice. They offer various programs including a class for Open Water Certification.
So for those of you who are itching to get underwater for a full SCUBA experience, Hawks Cay resort may be the ideal diving holiday for you.
For novice divers, a great program they offer at is Discover Scuba Diving. It allows you to experience SCUBA diving without the certification.
Looe Key is a “diver’s hotel” and more emphasis is put on the diving activities than the accommodation. Guest rooms are adequate but basic.
They have a number of “Stay & Dive” packages that you can view or book here by clicking on the Stay & Dive link (Click the link below or else it is at the bottom right hand corner of their own web page.)
Looe Key offers both PADI and SSI instruction and a wide range of courses/ trips. Click here to view more.
The Postcard Inn Beach resort and Marina at Holiday Isle have rooms or cottages and a full dive shop onsite.
They promise a “nostalgic American beach vacation” combined with activities to suit all – including diving enthusiasts.
Islamorada Dive center at the Postcard Inn has a full-service PADI Dive Center offering scuba diving trips daily, scuba instruction and private charters.
Amoray Dive Resort, nestled in the enchanting Key Largo, Florida, offers a unique blend of comfortable accommodations and exceptional diving experiences for enthusiasts of all levels. Guests can choose from a variety of lodging options, including charming waterfront rooms, delightful garden view suites, and spacious townhouses that cater to the needs of families, couples, or solo travelers. Each accommodation is thoughtfully designed with modern amenities and a touch of island-inspired decor to ensure a serene and relaxing stay.
As for the diving adventures, Amoray Dive Resort is a diver’s paradise and boasts a top-notch dive center, providing easy access to the world-famous Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
With expert guidance from professional PADI-certified instructors and well-maintained equipment, you can explore the awe-inspiring coral reefs, diverse marine life, and captivating underwater landscapes that make Key Largo a diver’s paradise.
Accommodations offered consist of guest rooms, suites, penthouses and villas.
Tradewinds Island Resorts don’t have onsite diving but do offer Scuba diving trips and lessons at both their Island Grand and Rumfish Beach resorts. Scuba diving at TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Florida, promises an unforgettable underwater escapade along the picturesque Gulf of Mexico coastline.
Dive into the crystal-clear waters and discover a diverse ecosystem teeming with marine life, including sea turtles, dolphins, and various species of fish. With professional dive instructors and a range of dive sites suited for all skill levels, TradeWinds ensures an exhilarating and safe diving experience for everyone who seeks to explore the mesmerizing aquatic treasures of St. Pete Beach.
Click here to view more about Diving at Tradewinds resorts.
Tradewinds does have a good diving vibe and it’s a good resort for families. There’s a dive-in movie at night – where a huge inflatable screen allows viewers to watch from the pool or poolside!
“Tanked” is a snorkeling experience like no other at Rumfish Beach Resort! Swim with over 200 fish in a 33,500 gallon aquarium!
Sea Dwellers Dive Center offer all inclusive diving packages with 3 hotels located on the Key Largo Harbor Marina all within walking distance:
The Holiday Inn, The Courtyard Marriott and the Marina Del Marr. All 3 hotels are steps away from Sea Dwellers Dive center.
Sea Dwellers calls itself “a small boutique-style Dive center”. They focus on a “non-corporate” atmosphere and providing a personal touch. They cater for all diving levels. The packages offer discounts on diving, rooms and buffet breakfast.
Click here to view packages.
Rainbow Reef located at Key Largo offer similar packages to Sea Dwellers. They offer all inclusive diving packages with the same 3 hotels located on the Key Largo Harbor Marina all within walking distance:
The Holiday Inn, The Courtyard Marriott and the Marina Del Marr.
Rainbow Reef offers all kinds of diving excursions for all levels. Click here to view their packages.
The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is located at Fort Lauderdale Beach. Scuba diving is offsite at Pompano dive center where they offer scuba charters and courses.
FUNKY FISH OCEAN CAMP!
The Pelican Grand offer a fantastic kid’s program they offer in partnership with the Funky Fish Ocean Camp! If you have kids and you want them to learn about our underwater playground, you might want to check this one out. They can go to camp while you dive at the Pompano dive center!
The Pelican Grand offer a kid’s camp for ages 4 to 17, that you can avail of for a day or several days.
Funky Fish Ocean Camp is a great kids program that allows them to experience the world of snorkeling.
Not only will you keep the kids busy for the day, but they’ll have great fun, make great memories and learn loads!
Their program includes snorkeling, kids body boarding, kids surfing and fun parties on the beach. The snorkeling program includes trips to the coral reef and a shipwreck adventure. Adults can also partake in this one.
Private Island resort
If you’re looking for a diving holiday in absolute luxury, look no further!
Little Palm Island Resort and Spa is located on a private island in Florida. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the resort offers an exclusive and secluded experience for guests seeking a tranquil and luxurious island escape. Surrounded by azure waters, lush vegetation, and pristine beaches, this private island resort provides an idyllic setting for relaxation, romance, and adventure.
The resort is a luxurious and intimate tropical paradise perfect for those seeking a tranquil and rejuvenating escape.
This exclusive, adults-only retreat offers a collection of 30 thatched-roof bungalows, thoughtfully designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding lush landscape, while providing utmost privacy and modern comforts. The resort’s award-winning spa offers a sanctuary for relaxation, where guests can indulge in a variety of rejuvenating treatments, massages, and wellness experiences designed to revitalize body and mind.
Activities and diving
Set amidst azure waters and swaying palms, Little Palm Island Resort and Spa also boasts an array of outdoor activities, including world-class fishing, snorkeling, and diving opportunities that allow guests to explore the vibrant marine life and natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Click here to see more about their onsite diving. Have a look at the video below to see the resort! It’s really stunning!
Click here to visit Florida Keys & Key West Tourist site.