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Florida West Scuba and Charters

#3 of 19 Tours in Venice
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Address: 509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-483-3483
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We are a full service dive shop, charter boat and rental boat company. We...

We are a full service dive shop, charter boat and rental boat company. We provide scuba instruction,equipment sales,equipment repairs and scuba dive charters.

We also rent boats by the half day and whole day.

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Fossil hunting

First of all, Dan and Steve were amazing. Very helpful, entertaining and knowledgeable. I was there on my 2nd ocean dive and was by myself, they made sure I was comfortable and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, Dan and Steve were amazing. Very helpful, entertaining and knowledgeable. I was there on my 2nd ocean dive and was by myself, they made sure I was comfortable and took safety very seriously. All divers were attached to a flag so they could localize everyone at all times. Were fast at resolving minor issues and made this... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Super day of diving with a very professional crew. We found fossils. Two tank dive and good cookies for the surface interval. See you next time.

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Key Largo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a fantastic day with the crew, We will gladly go out with this operation again. From making sure you have everything before you leave the dock, to safety, briefing on the way out, on what to look for, how to look, samples so you have an idea of what you may find. The service when you get out... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a group of 6 go on a shark tooth dive yesterday. We could not have asked for a better captain and crew. Everything went smoothly from check in to after dive shower! Captain Steve piloted the boat and Divemaster Dan served as crew. These guys go above and beyond to make sure your dive is as perfect as... More 

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Thank Carolyn K
Port Charlotte, Florida
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

this was a two tank shark tooth dive off the beach in Venice. Our captains Steve and Dan were excellent at giving us our pre dive briefing and what to expect below. Valuable tips were offered on how to recognize the various teeth and bones we'd find below. Depths were 20-25 feet on the two dives so it is suitable... More 

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Thank Lee M
Gilford, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Two excellent dives. Dan and Steve were both friendly, and informative. Dan helped a great deal in delineating fossil from rock. His best advice; "If you aren't sure, bring it up and lets have a look!". Found a 4 inch Megalodon tooth and lots of Dugong ribs, some of which, after cleaning and closer inspection, were discovered have teeth marks... More 

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Thank nb52016
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went in Venice for diving and finding some shark teeth. We had some problems in booking our dives (problem with my European phone), but the team was great !! They proposed us several dives (shore and boat) and we have found lot of shark teeth and the famous megalodon !! It was amazing !! The team (Gary, John, Dan... More 

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Thank Bastien M
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My 15 yo son and I went on a terrific 2 tank shark tooth dive. Steve, our captain, gave a good briefing so we knew exactly what to expect. Dan, our DM, took time to explain the history of the area. He also showed us several examples of fossils and teeth, and tips on how to spot them. After each... More 

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Little Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I dived with Steve and Bruce this past weekend for the first time and it was a great experience and surpassed my expectations. I manage a dive resort and have taken thousands of divers diving, and I found the operation to be well run, professional and safety conscious. All 12 customers found fossils including one who found three Megalodon teeth.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is a fun and professional operation. These guys will take good care of you and if your lucky you will find some really great sharks teeth. I've never been skunked. Every site they take us to there is something to find. The teeth are down there. You just need a little luck and a little patience. If you are... More 

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