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Blue Water Explorers

#7 of 22 Tours in Cortez Features Animals
SW corner of the Cortez Bridge, Bradenton Beach Marina, Cortez, FL 34217
+1 941-798-3483
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Learned a lot and had fun!

We loved our dives with Blue Water Explorers. The crew was nothing but professional, and the best... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lynnerandazzo
Professional and enthusiastic dive charter

Great dive charter! Crew was very friendly and professional. Visibility in the Gulf was 10-15 ft... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jonathan S
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“captain bob” (11 reviews)
“dive master” (10 reviews)
“great dive” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
SW corner of the Cortez Bridge, Bradenton Beach Marina, Cortez, FL 34217
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+1 941-798-3483
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our dives with Blue Water Explorers. The crew was nothing but professional, and the best dive educator we've encountered. We were nervous about our first dive not in smooth and clear carribean water. The divemaster walked us through it all and made sure...More

Thank Lynnerandazzo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great dive charter! Crew was very friendly and professional. Visibility in the Gulf was 10-15 ft, so not the best, but still a fun time. I would definitely use them again.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been diving with Captain Bob over the past few years whenever I visit the Bradenton area. He is very knowledgeable and provides a great diving experience every time. Thanks again for a nice day of diving off Anna Marie Island!!

Thank jjk7NJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt. Bob is a wealth of knowledge with a great sense of humor. The first dive on pilings was okay but the second dive - WOW. Bait fish schools, Snook, Snook and more Snook spawning, barracuda, snapper and a tons of others. The bait fish...More

Thank Pete_Wheeler
captboby2k, Owner at Blue Water Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for bringing your group to dive with us! We will look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Bradenton Marina. Great people. Put us right on the spots. Very reasonably rated and great service. Will be back.

Thank Donna D
captboby2k, Owner at Blue Water Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for diving with us! It was a pleasure to have you and your dive buddy aboard.

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I booked a solo trip for Memorial Day hoping to be paired up with someone for the dives. Arrived, everyone was super friendly and Capt Allison along with first mate Pam did and excellent job of buddies for those without. Super knowledgeable about the area...More

Thank ErinSRQ
Reviewed 7 June 2017

to dive with Bob at blue water explorers. We have a dive club (Saltwater Adventures) on Meetup.com and we have 600 members. Blue Water Explorers is at the top of the list when we are making dive plans.

Thank Fernando S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Went on a two tank dive trip with Blue Water Explorers. Had a great time. Allison was the boat captain and Pam was the instructor. I have known them for years and went diving with them for years. They always make safety a top priority.

Thank nflorida765
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Let's face it, this part of Florida isn't know for fantastic diving, none the less, we enjoy diving with Blue Water Explorers as a way to get out and keep our licenses current. BWE has great knowledge of the area and good equipment. We appreciate...More

Thank AMcKennaS
Reviewed 15 May 2017

very much enjoyed the trip. Bob took us to tow locations and described each prior to hitting the water to make sure we know how to get them to offer bottom time.

Thank John B
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