Me and a friend of mine are planning on going to Florida in September to vacation.

Where would be a good relatively inexpensive ( but not a cheap dump ) place where we can stay sea side to snorkel and do some scuba diving.

Prefer either a hotel or rent-able condo. for a week.

Key Largo has some great scuba diving and snorkeling. I’ve gone diving with Ocean Divers, which has dive-and-stay packages with the next-door Marina Del Mar and the Holiday Inn, just across the marina. Marina Del Mar is relatively inexpensive, but it’s in good condition and makes for a relaxing place to stay.

The diving in the Key Largo area is great — in particular, I’d recommend doing any reef diving in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Molasses Reef has some nice, colorful fish. There are also some wrecks to dive, like the "Duane" and the "Spiegel Grove".

When I was down there last February, the winds made the seas too rough for diving, unfortunately. I ended up trying kitesurfing instead.