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About the Florida Keys Dive Center

Islamorada114The Florida Keys Dive Center "Flakeys" is a full service PADI scuba diving resort in the Florida Keys, offering daily guided scuba diving trips, scuba instruction, spearfishing and private dive charters. You can find us in Islamorada, Fl at mile marker 84 along the Overseas Highway, Just 10 minutes South of Key Largo and a short drive from Key West and the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area.

Whether you're looking for wrecks or reefs, Flakeys has your ticket. We are one of the top dive destinations in the world. People come from as nearby as Florida and as far away as Australia and New Zealand to visit our dive sites. Our dive guides are renowned wreck and reef experts who will take you on thrilling tours, illuminating the wonders of the deep.

While we know it's all about the dive, Flakeys is a comprehensive experience. Your adventure begins the minute you walk through our doors. Our friendly and experienced staff handles all the details of your trip, from making sure you have all the gear that's right for you to setting it up on the boat to spraying it down for you at the end of the day. Everything will be taken care of when you're on an Flakeys dive.  After diving with us just once, we feel confident that you’ll be ready to join the Florida Keys Dive Center family and make Flakeys your home dive shop whenever you're around. Thanks for stopping by!

Meet the Team

  • Captain Alison Matherly

    Job: Captain Favorite Dive Site: Yellow Sub Favorite Keys Restaurant: Conch house Alison's experience on a boat is too long to list.  She's captained or crewed boats ranging from a dinghy to the…

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  • Jessi Goring

    Jessi moved to the Keys from the Show me state of Missouri.  As one of our top instructors you'll find her in the pool and occasionally off-gassing in the shop. …

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  • Captain Greg Lehman

    Captain Greg comes to us from Pennsylvania.  He drives all of our boats and is our head captain for private charters.  His background is in mechanics so if you don't…

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  • Captain Jason Adams

    Jason is a pure southern charmer from South Carolina.  He heads up our vessel the "Aquatic Liberty".  He's the chillest, most laid back Marine you'll ever encounter.

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  • Devon Buttenshaw

    Devon comes to us from the Garden state of New Jersey.  You'll find Devon in the pool a lot teaching our new divers.  He's a great instructor with really fun…

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  • Angeline Lawson

    Angeline moved a little south from Alabama.  Don't let her small stature fool ya, she's as tough as nails.  An amazingly patient instructor and is wonderful with the kiddos.  Nicknamed…

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  • Nate Sterns

    Nate comes from the great state of Massachusetts. After spending months of his life in a thank-less intership he became an instructor. Since that time, Nate has become a PADI…

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  • Seanna Knight

    Seanna is from Maryland and is our go to liason for all our conservation programs.  She is super knowledgable in marine debris clean ups, shark aware and coral restoration.  When…

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  • Claire Stickney

    Claire was instructing in California when she decided the other coast looked fun.  Originally from Idaho, she packed away her ski's and headed south.  Just about as south as you…

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  • Alanna (Lana) Hall

    Alanna (Lana) sailed over from Arizona with her fur baby Sophia.  She's full of energy and her students love it.  If shes not guiding or instructing you'll find her scootering…

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  • Chobee, Lee, Sophia, Fin

    We are Dog friendly here.  Every day you can pretty much guarantee one of our fur babies is hanging around the shop.  So prepare, if you don't like dogs, well…

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  • Alana Alexander

    Years ago Alana got Open Water Certified in the Florida Keys. She loved it so much, that she moved, from St Louis, Missouri, to continue her diving career. She previously…

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  • Eric Billips

    Eric moved to the Keys from Michigan, supposedly for just a 3 month sabbatical. 15 years, and the opening up of two dive shops later, he decided that this is…

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  • Grace Billips

    Grace moved here from Michigan, when she was 19, to be an scuba-intern for the summer. That was 8 years ago. She embraced the scuba lifestyle and has worked in…

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