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Company description Join us for diving and spearfishing onboard the motor vessel Playmate in the Florida Keys, Key West and the Dry Tortugas. We offer the best in liveaboard diving. Captain Bob DeMauro and Captain Joe LaBounty will take you to the most plentiful spearfishing grounds in the Dry Tortugas, Marquesas and the Florida Keys.
We offer 3 or 4-day overnight trips to the Marquesas Keys and Dry Tortugas area for the best spearfishing to be found in South Florida. Most trips are private group charters carrying from 6 to 11 passengers, but if you are an individual or couple, we can help match you with a group with space available for individual people.
We offer a variety of 1 day excursions whether you have a large group of 20 or a smaller group of 8. Our 60 foot vessel can accommodate you comfortable. You can arrange a day trip off Key West or to the remote Marquesas Keys.
If you are a small group of 2 to 4 seeking a hunting adventure, our 25` Center console boat can get you to the remote more abundant locations of Rebecca Shoals and South of Ft. Jefferson fast.
Prior to your day trip you may want to arrange with our caterer, meals such as breakfast, lunch or snacks. This can all be provided on our 60` vessel and a boxed lunch can be arranged for the 25` boat.
Rates vary according to the amount of people in your group and the destination you select. $300.00 Per person Per day
8 Guest minimum
We reserve the right to fill the boat with up to 11 guests.
Private Charter
$2,400.00 per day
8 Guest maximum
Additional guest(s) up to eleven,
$200.00 Per person Per day.
Price includes: all meals, snacks, iced tea or lemonade, liveaboard accommodation, dive tanks (aluminum 80`s 3000PSI), airfills, weights and belts.
NITROX available for $25.00 per person per day for aluminum 80`s, $35.00 pppd for 100`s.
You may board the M/V ``PLAYMATE `` the evening before your first day after 7:00 PM.
We leave the dock on the first day at 5:00 AM and start diving around 9:00 AM.
We`ll return on the last day by 3:30 PM.
You will average 6 dives a day and on the last day do 2 to 3 dives.
Bob DeMauro
Owner / Operator / Guide / PADI Scuba Instructor
Not enough can be said about Captain Bob. For sure he knows this business and how to keep it running smoothly. He grew up in Miami and started diving at the young age of twelve. After graduating from school he choose to become a commerical diver in the Gulf of Mexico and did so for 11 years. After missing Florida he decided to return and break into the recreational dive business in the Florida Keys. After running a day boat to Looe Key for 7 years he realized a need for a good charter boat to dive the secluded Dry Tortugas and that`s how Sea-Clusive Charters was born.
Kimberly Curry
Co-owner / Cook / Stewardess / Booking Agent
Kimberly has spent most of her life in Florida. She grew up on the water in Daytona Beach. She has learned most of her cooking and entertaining skills from previous positions in large hotels and bed and breakfast inns. Her knowledge of catering to guests aboard the PLAYMATE extends from her past duties doing the same on private yachts. Though you won`t find Kimberly on many charters, it`s most likely you`ll find her in the office handling all your needs before your trip and preparing ahead of time all the great meals you`ll savor during your charter. In fact, a lot of our returning guests say they not only return for Capt. Bob`s great diving but more for Kimberly`s cooking.
Location description: Capt Bob DeMauro has been running spearfishing charters in the remote areas of Marquesas Keys and Dry Tortugas for 12 years. He is constantly finding new areas and working different reefs so as not to deplete the fish population.
The remote areas of Tortugas Bank offer superb spearfishing conditions. Average visibility is 50` to 70`. Average depth is 60` and the currents are not strong. We do all drift diving so you can cover more bottom and not have to go over the same areas twice.
It`s not uncommon to see large Black Grouper or 26`` long 14lb hogfish.
Along with spearfishing most enjoy hunting lobsters as well. Florida Spiny Lobster are abundant in the Marquesas and we know where they are.
Although you will find more lobster in the Marquesas the spiny creatures are larger in the Dry Tortugas. If you have a keen eye you just might find that 12lb. Trophy lobster to take home and many of our customers do.
We`ll take you to the secret spots that we`ve been seeking out for the past 12 years including reefs and wrecks.
Our motor vessel, Playmate, is 60 feet long with a twenty foot beam and U.S. Coast Guard Inspected. Powered by twin 8v92ti Detroit Diesels. Also a 35 kilowatt generator. Full electronics.
With a crew of 2 to 4, she sleeps 11 passengers in four separate air conditioned staterooms, plus two bathrooms with showers.
Our fine cuisine is prepared to your approval, in our galley using only the best cuts of meat, poultry, and fresh-caught seafood.
Other Amenities Include:
•Sun deck
•Shaded back deck
•Satellite TV / VCR / Stereo
•Cut out transom with platform
•Water maker
•2 electric on board air compressors
Fishing on the Playmate will fill your cooler with various varieties of grouper, snappers and large yellowtail snappers. Our fishing grounds extend from Key West to the Dry Tortugas, which are located 50-70 miles west of Key West, Florida. We fish on soft and hard bottom formations and many wrecks too. Our fishing charters are private with your group only. You won`t find yourself, cramped with 50 other people. We supply all bait, chum and tackle. We recommend you bring your favorite and lucky rod and reel. We do have extra rod and reels available. The Playmate has a boat license, which exempts the charter from having to have a personal saltwater fishing license.
We have 3 crewmembers to assist you at all times with that big one, and to prepare all your meals to your approval. The fried fish bites are our specialty.

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Live-aboard diving charters in the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Keys.

Contact information:

Phone: 305-744-9928
Fax: 305-745-4311
Street Address:
17195 Kingfish Lane West
Sugarloaf Key
United States
Spoken language(s): English
Open: from 09-00 till 17-00
Local time:  GMT - 6 Mexico, Monterrey, Guadalajara
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