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Scuba Diving Key Largo with Silent World Dive Center!

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Whether it’s your first time in the water, jumping in for a leisurely dive or planning something deep, our on-site instructors, crew and captains are always willing to roll up their sleeves and help make your trip memorable. We take pride in our reputation for providing great service and a great diving experience.

We have some of the best staff in the industry and we always treat our customers like family. Our dive boat keeps with the philosophy of a less crowded, stable vessel so we have the ability to meet your needs and keep your experience with us as stress free as possible. We look forward to meeting you or welcoming you back to our little piece of heaven.

No Crowds Ever

No Crowds! Maximum of 16 divers at a time! No Rush! You will get at least an hour at each site.

We provide complimentary drinks, filtered water and coolers to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Daily dive and snorkel trips to Pennekamp Park and the Florida Keys.

Custom private charters and itineraries available daily. We cater to everyone Scuba divers, Snorkelers, and Freedivers.

5 Star PADI Training Center

Silent World Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center. We can train you from Open Water Diver through Scuba Instructor. Since we love what we do, you are assured of having a great time with Silent World Scuba.

For a new adventure or for a new career, we can meet your dive training needs. Diving in the beautiful Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary that hosts beautiful reefs and aquatic marine life for your enjoyment on a daily basis will surely make you want to dive with us everyday.



Hi I am Captain Bob! Originally from Fort Lauderdale. But I have lived in the beautiful Florida Keys for 50 years. I have been a commercial captain the the Keys for over 30 years…but taking boats to the Bahamas much much earlier than that. But that is a story for in person!



Hello, my name is Mike. I was born in Utah and raised in California and Arizona as a child.

I joined the Army at the age of seventeen after graduating high school. I served for twenty two years as a Combat Medic and as a Physician Assistant.

My retirement present to myself was to become a Dive Instructor and teach overseas. My first teaching job was in Fiji, and I spent another year teaching in Mexico. However, Key Largo is my home now and I love to share our reefs with all that come visit our magical island.



Learn more about me soon!



Learn more about me soon!



Captain Robert Saylor is a Florida Keys native, born in Key West and raised in Key Largo. He has been sailing and diving since age 12 and has run a variety of sailing, sightseeing, and dive charters since getting his captain’s license in 2017



I’m Caesar and I became Dive Certified and began Scuba Diving August 1986. I have been Diving ever since for both work and pleasure. My childhood friend and I used to watch Jacques Cousteau’s Under Sea World and as a result became interested in and wanted to experience the undersea world ourselves, so we became Dive Certified.



Hey I am Kevin! I was born and raised in Arizona, and married with three children. I served as a police officer for 24 years as a K9 Officer, Sergeant and Detective retiring August 1, 2021.

I’m a curious person and a prior detective and knowing only 5% of earths oceans have been charted and explored, I was impelled to become a certified diver and start exploring the ocean.



Hello future Silent World Dive Center visitors! My name is Brad and I am your friendly Captain or Scuba Instructor. I am originally from Detroit and spent the majority of my years as a Porsche Mechanic from Detroit. However Detroit had one big problem – no sailing, and it was cold…basically always. So I headed south to Sunny South Florida!


Operations Manager

Hello everyone! My name is Shelby and I am a PADI IDC Staff Instructor and the general manager of Silent World Dive Center. I am a life long Floridian and I spent the ages of 0-10 living on a sailboat with my family in Coconut Grove, Fl. I love everything that has to do with the ocean and the majority of my time is spent scuba diving, snorkeling, kite boarding and sailing.


General Manager

Hi guys, my name is Yasmin and I am the manager of Silent World Dive Center.

I’m also a PADI Rescue diver and have been diving since 2019, which is pretty new compared to the oldies but I can say that these past two years of diving have taught me a bunch. I like to say “every new dive is always a new experience”.


Director of Conservation

Hi everyone! My name is Rena and I am Silent World’s Director of Conservation.

After obtaining my degree from Towson University, I began my scuba journey diving off the coast of South Africa. Coral restoration research and marine conservation outreach brought me to the sunny Florida Keys. You’ll be sure to learn about our beautiful marine ecosystem while diving and snorkeling with us! From fish and invertebrate identification, coral conservation, shark behavior, and more!


Booking Specialist

Howdy! My name is Mallory and I’m from Manhattan Kansas! I fell in love with the ocean when I was 4 years old and dreamt of living by the water since then. I began scuba diving when I was 16 and I am working towards becoming a dive master! I love to teach, inform, and make people smile. My goal is to help as many people enjoy and love the ocean as much as I do!


Shop Crew

Hi everyone! My name is Gabrielle, but I also go by G (yes, just the letter G!). I’m originally from Canada but moved around a bunch growing up and have spent most of my time in the US. Wanting to be a mermaid doctor eventually led to me attaining a degree at the University of Miami. Covid unfortunately cut my time there short, but it did lead into me pursuing marine mammal training in the Keys where I worked as a dolphin trainer for two years before moving over to fisheries biology at FWC. Wanting to explore more of the underwater world led me to pursue diving more and now you can find me at Silent World telling anyone who will listen about dolphins and manatees (and the odd fish)!

My favorite dive site in the keys is Train Wheels reef! My favorite restaurant is Burdine’s.


Shop Crew

What’s up guys! My name is Jolisa :) I’m a shop girl and a future PADI dive master here at Silent World. My first time scuba diving was in Summer 2021 for my open water course and after that I fell in love with diving. I’ve been an AAUS scientific diver for about 2 years now. I really like the research side of diving but recently I decided to spice things up and get into the recreational side and I love it! If you’re curious about scuba diving come on down and give it a try. I look forward to seeing you here at the shop :)


Platinum Course Director

I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia and have lived in Miami for the past 20 years.

I founded Grove Scuba in 2006 and I am a PADI Platinum Course Director. I am also a CPR and First Aid Instructor Trainer, as well as a DAN Instructor Trainer who is actively involved in diver safety training.



My name is Michael and I’m originally from Syracuse NY. I have been diving since I was 10, and am now a PADI Open Water Instructor and enjoy teaching and guiding in the keys! Recently I obtained my degree from the University of Miami and hope to continue to share my passion for the ocean and diving with others!

My favorite dive site in the keys is the Benwood wreck. My favorite restaurant is Tacos Jaliscos.



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MSDT Instructor

Hello! I’m Ashlyn and I am from Atlanta, Georgia! Growing up in an inland state I found my passion for the ocean through volunteering on the manta ray and whale shark care team at the Georgia Aquarium. This experience inspired me to study environmental sustainability at Florida International University! After obtaining my degree I moved to Hawai’i to become a Scuba diving instructor! Diving is my true passion and I love being able to educate and inform about our oceans, while also being able to show off our beautiful underwater world. When I’m not diving, I am teaching youth sailing at the Sailing Club here in Key Largo! My favorite dive site is the City of Washington wreck. I get to see my bestest fish friend Gracie there! I absolutely love living here in the Keys and living out my dream of being by the ocean. An I love to eat at Sal’s Ballyhoo’s.



Hey there! I’ve been hooked on diving for about 10 years now. To help share my passion of the ocean I acquired my instructor certification 3 years ago. I grew up around the ocean and have always had a driving force pushing me to live and work on the water. Super stoked to join the team and share the lovely diving around Key Largo. Hope to find you all underwater soon!



Hey everyone! My name is Alex and I am an open water scuba instructor and a conservation biologist specializing in coral reef restoration. I’m originally from Arizona and have done coral restoration in the Florida keys as well as spent some time in Madagascar building artificial reefs in their marine sanctuary. I predominately deckhand for silent world because I love getting to show people the coral reefs and all the marine life, on my time off I enjoy traveling, music, and paddle boarding.

My favorite dive site in the keys is Horseshoe Reef, I find it the best place to find Eagle Rays! My favorite restaurant is Key Thai.



Hi there my name is Cecelia! I am a divemaster and shop girl here at Silent World! I am originally from Illinois but grew up in Chengdu, China. I lived in China for 10 years, and was very lucky to be able to dive in South East Asia. The reefs in Thailand and Indonesia made me fall in love with scuba diving when I was 9 years old! This inspired me to pursue a degree in Conservation and Restoration Ecology. I now am working in marine conservation and education with a local non-profit in Key Largo!

My favorite local dive site is North North Dry Rocks and my favorite restaurant is Key Thai!



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If you’ve made it this far then you already know, my name is Robert and I am a PADI certified Divemaster. I am originally from North Carolina which is home to the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’ offering some of the world’s most intriguing wreck dives. But nothing compares to the diving here in Key Largo – with a fantastic mix of storied wrecks and vibrant reefs, there truly is something for every type of diver!

My passion is helping divers from around the world discover these amazing dive sites. Whether it’s as a guide, helping you get certified, teaching a refresher course, working as first mate on our beautiful boat, The Phoenix, or simply swapping dive stories at the shop, I look forward to sharing my love for the underwater, dare I say it…’silent’ world with you!



Hello, my name is Emily! Originally from Wisconsin, I wanted to escape winter and ended up in the Keys! When I’m not a deck hand on the boat you can find me working as a dental assistant or out on my paddle board exploring the mangroves. Conservation of our oceans and coastlines is a huge passion of mine and I do regular shoreline cleanups, trash pickup dives, participate in lionfish derbies, and I have my own jewelry brand where I make jewelry out of lionfish fins! I hope to see you on out the boat soon!



Hi! My name is Brianna. I was born and raised in the Keys. I love to sail, fish, snorkel and anything water related. Im excited to share my passion with you guys! :0)



Hey there, I’m Amanda! I am born and raised in Clearwater, FL. Growing up I always knew I wanted to become a marine biologist and work underwater. In 2018, I graduated from USF with my degree in marine biology and after graduation I decided to become a dive instructor. I have loved teaching new students how to dive ever since! In 2021, I decided to take my education a step further and began my master’s degree at the University of Miami. I worked in the Ocean Acidification Lab studying local impacts on Caribbean coral health. I have a strong passion for coral reef conservation, research, and education. I am always happy to share my passion with new people!

My favorite dive site here is the City of Washington and my favorite restaurant is Sharkey’s. I can’t wait to see you guys out on the water! :)



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