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About the Islamorada Dive Center

Islamorada114The Islamorada Dive Center (IDC) is a full service PADI scuba diving resort in the Florida Keys, offering daily guided scuba diving trips, scuba instruction, and private dive charters. You can find us at Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle (mile marker 84 along the Overseas Highway), 15 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, IDC 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, IDC 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 IDC dive. Our neighbor, the Postcard Inn Resort, has been newly renovated and offers its guests an oceanfront white sand beach unlike anything else in the Keys. After diving with us just once, we feel confident that you’ll be ready to join the Islamorada Dive Center family and make IDC your home dive shop whenever you're around. Thanks for stopping by!

Meet the Team

  • Captain Alison Matherly

    Alison's experience on a boat is too long to list.  She's captained or crewed boats ranging from a dinghy to the Americas cup sailing vessel.  And she can drive a…

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  • Joe (Scuba Joe) Nunnally

    "Scuba Joe" Every year for the past 7 years Joe drives to the Keys from Oklahoma, and stays with us for around 8 months. He has a super chill way…

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  • Charlotte (Charlie) Dean

    Charlie is a midwest girl from Iowa. She worked in the Caymans before we found her and stole her. Super bubbly and kind, you’ll find her teaching and guiding and…

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  • Sophia Hattemer

    Sophia joins us from the Buckeye State.  She completed her instructor course with us and we didn't let her leave.  Shes an incredibly patient instructor with a constant smile on…

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  • Captain Bob Eskew

    Captain Bob has run many many dive boats in his life.  He comes to us form Sarasota where he owned his own dive boats for years.  He decided he'd prefer…

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  • Chobee, Lee, Sophia and 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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  • Alanna 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nathan Sterns

    Nate comes from the great state of Massachusetts.  He's an excellent instructor and helps out with our conservation programs.  He's our ocean garbage picker, so he's got that going for…

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  • Faith Hertz

    Faith comes from sunny California.  Shes a super bubbly instructor and is in charge of all the our social media needs.  Most of the cool insta and facebook stories are…

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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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  • 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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  • Captain Jason Adams

    Jason is a pure southern charmer from North 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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  • 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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  • Brandon Ruffenach

    Brandon also comes from Pennsylvania, (thats 3 from that state!) A chill instructor and guide, you'll find him on the boat guiding divers and teaching shark awareness.  Bring him a…

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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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  • Jordi Hortensi

    Jordi is our token "local" kid.  Its rare down here!  But we love the fact he flew the coupe and dove around the world, and made his way back to…

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  • Sonja Bayer

    Sonja hails from the cool town of Doylestown Pennsylvania.  Sonja is one of our best instructors and a certified slayer in the spearfishing game.  You'll see her trusty furry companion…

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  • Kiera Stilson

    Kiera is from places unknown.  Maybe Ireland maybe Philadelphia.  We really don't know.  We theorized its probably because she's in hiding from the authorities.  But she's a riot on the…

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  • Kelsey Miller

    Kelsey joins the team from the beautiful state of Oregon.  She's taught scuba in other Caribbean destinations but choose the Keys as home and we couldn't be happier.  An amazing…

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  • Captain Eric Billips

    A hobby became a passion and then a dream became a reality for Captain Eric with the opening of Islamorada Dive Center. Eric traded his business suit for a wetsuit…

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  • Grace Billips

    Grace hails from Michigan.  She's an instructor but mostly helps run the shop with Hubby Eric.  She's responsible for keeping that shop trendy and cool.  Addicted to the sea you'll…

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