WE ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE YOU TO…THE CALYPSO! OUR BRAND NEW 2022 51ft SNORKEL ONLY BOAT!
Looking for an all inclusive snorkeling boat? This is the start of an incredible underwater journey with the best key largo snorkeling sites and friendly staff. We at Silent World would like to introduce you to our brand new 2022 boat, The Calypso. It is perfect for you and your snorkel buddies to make a splash at Pennekamp park!
The Calypso is a 51’ Corinthian with plenty of room for your family and friends to make your Florida Keys visit a memorable experience. Whether you are visiting the beautiful Florida Keys long term, a quick getaway or a local looking for a day out on the water. Our key largo snorkeling tour is something you cannot miss out on. Our all inclusive boat provides fruit slices, water and a cooler for outside snacks and drinks. We take pride in being an eco-conscious dive shop and protecting our only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States by supplying FREE reef safe sunscreen. Our professionals will be there to help you with any questions about the environment, equipment, or snorkeling. Enjoy a snorkeling trip through mild tropical waters for an unforgettable trip. We cannot wait for you to meet the Calypso!
COME FLY THE SEAS WITH THE PHOENIX AND LETS GO SNORKELING & SCUBA DIVING TOGETHER!
Visiting the Florida Keys and wanting to snorkel with your friends or family members while they scuba dive? As a tight-knit family atmosphere shop we understand you want to spend your vacation together sharing these experiences. That is why we run our boutique dive & snorkel boat, Phoenix, with both snorkelers and divers together with a total of no more than 14 snorkelers & divers on board!
The ocean is one of the last and greatest frontiers on planet Earth, as mysterious and beautiful as it is fragile. Located on the very southern tip of Florida, the chain of islands known as the Florida Keys are home to the last living coral barrier reef in North America. It is also home to the first undersea state park in the United States and our favorite place for diving, snorkeling, and exploring the world beneath the waves. Parks include John Pennekamp stake park, Bahia Honda state park, Dry Tortugas national park, and more!
Why Choose Silent World?
Here at Silent World Dive Center, we aim to provide an all-inclusive experience to our divers and snorkelers, focusing on an eco-friendly diving experience you’ll never forget. With decades of experience living near and diving the Key Largo reef, Silent World Dive Center is run by 5-star PADI-trained instructors and staff for maximum safety and enjoyment out on the water. We offer only small-group excursions to ensure we give each of our patrons the attention and assistance needed for a world-class dive.
A snorkeling mask creates a watertight seal against the face using a soft rubber or silicone skirt, allowing the wearer to see clearly underwater. The tempered glass lenses provide durability and clarity, while the nose pocket facilitates pressure equalization. Secured by an adjustable strap, the mask ensures a comfortable fit, enabling an enjoyable and leak-free snorkeling experience.
Snorkeling itself typically does not cause vertigo. Vertigo is often associated with inner ear issues or disturbances in the vestibular system, and snorkeling is not known to directly trigger these conditions.
Snorkeling during pregnancy is generally considered safe for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. However, at Silent World Dive Center, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional before engaging in any water-based activities while pregnant. Factors such as individual health, the stage of pregnancy, and water conditions should be taken into account to ensure the well-being of both the expectant mother and the baby.
Snorkeling itself does not typically cause illness, but factors like motion sickness and waterborne contaminants can affect some individuals. Silent World Dive Center prioritizes guest safety by providing guidance on preventing motion sickness, choosing snorkel sites with good water quality, and emphasizing hygiene practices. By following these measures, guests can enjoy a safe and enjoyable snorkeling experience with minimized health concerns.
Snorkeling, like any water-based activity, carries inherent risks. However, with proper precautions and adherence to safety guidelines, the risks can be significantly minimized. At Silent World Dive Center, your safety is our top priority, and we take several measures to ensure a secure and enjoyable snorkeling experience for all our guests.
The customary gratuity for a snorkel tour typically ranges around $10 per person or 15-20% of the total cost of the snorkeling excursion. Snorkel tour guides merit a gratuity when they elevate the tour into an exciting and enjoyable experience. You can guage how much to tip your snorkel tour guide by whether they go the extra mile and create an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality – but also ensure that their guests have a safe and pleasurable journey. Tipping is entirely optional, and individuals have the freedom to refrain from tipping, particularly if they are dissatisfied with the service provided.
The Florida Keys is home to the last living coral reef in North America; and the 3rd largest barrier in the world. Because of this, many realize that this is a one-of-a-kind experience. The sites are also easily accessible to divers and snorkelers, making Key Largo snorkeling an experience to remember.
Our tours provide an unforgettable journey to the underwater world that can’t be found anywhere else. We provide care and attention to each person that visits these amazing coral reefs. Here at Silent World, our center is run by a 5-star PADI- trained instructors and staff that prioritize your enjoyment and safety. Our tours are small-group excursions that give all patrons the time and attention they need to truly capture the full experience of this amazing world below the surface. Our mission is to give you an amazing experience you will never forget!
Key Largo's incredibly clear water and world-famous reefs make for fantastic snorkeling any time of the day. That said, as with most diving, sunlight penetrates the deepest when it is directly overhead, typically at or just after noon.
There are two designated areas for beach-accessible snorkeling in John Pennekamp State Park. However, the most beautiful snorkeling locations are only accessible by dive boat. Let our team take you to life changing locations around the reef, like The Christ of the Abyss Statue, the Benwood wreck, and so much more.
With winter temperatures ranging between 68° F and 76° F, this depends on you. If you are accustomed to diving in cool mountain lakes, you probably wouldn't notice it if you were swimming sans wetsuit. If you are used to warmer snorkeling waters, you'll likely want a wetsuit. Silent World has wetsuits available for use.
Swimming in Key Largo is as safe as any other world-class snorkeling location - the safety depends on you! If you are a capable swimmer, and listen to the instructions of the Silent World Staff member, swimming the beautiful water of Key Largo is perfectly safe.
A National Marine Sanctuary is a zone where marine life has special protection. These sanctuaries were made in response to the speedy destruction of many marine ecosystems. Here we proudly protect and promote the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary! Key Largo snorkeling allows you to view how we protect the area so it can grow and flourish.
Other than the Florida Keys, coral reefs are found on the borders of Australia, India, Fiji, the Phillippines, Papua New Guinea, and the Maldives. Reef systems are typically found in tropical and subtropical waters and usually need strong waves to bring nutrients and oxygen to the reef.
All of our Key Largo snorkeling sites have such a diverse spectacle of marine life. You’ll be able to experience seeing the exotic array of tropical fish, lobsters, nurse sharks, barracudas, sting rays, and even endangered sea turtles! When you snorkel at Key Largo, you’ll be able to see this rare, beautiful creature in its protected and natural habitat.
An artificial reef is a man-made structure that is built to promote marine life in the area. When snorkeling at Key Largo, one of our largest artificial reefs is the Speigel Grove site, which is a Landing Ship Dock that sunk in 2002, creating its own reef system. The ship is full of hundreds of tropical fish, coral, and sponges, twisting and combining itself with the human-made structure. It is a mysterious and challenging site for those who want to test their skills. This is one artificial reef you won’t want to miss!
Our lives on land are interconnected with the lives of our friends in the ocean. More than 8 million metric tons of plastic waste make their way into the ocean each year, causing marine animals to either swallow large amounts or become entangled in our man-made trash. This leads to the deaths of millions of sea creatures by starvation or severe injury. The rest of the plastic waste then breaks down into even smaller pieces and absorbs toxic chemicals that kill off coral reefs and other ecosystems in the ocean. We each must do our part to protect the ocean and its creatures. Just as their lives are tied to us, our lives are tied to their survival as well.
There are over 800 keys in total! These low-lying coral islands stretch for over 120 miles, varying in size and accessibility. Coral reefs are found at each of these sites. Some of these are very small islands, but the larger ones, like Key Largo and Key West, are quite busy and popular sites.
The Florida Keys are made up of hundreds of keys; sorting through all the names is quite the challenge! However, the largest and most popular isles of the Florida Keys are divided up into five main regions: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine, and Key West.
Grecian rocks are a coral reef that is right off the side of the Christ of the Abyss snorkeling site. It’s one of the most popular and studied reefs within the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary and is known for its unique structure and look. It’s a favorite diving site due to the amazing coral diversity, the clear waters, and the calm back-reef area.