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Florida West Scuba and Charters

#4 of 21 Tours in Venice Features Animals
509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
+1 941-483-3483
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Outstanding operation

I have had the privilege of driving with Captain Steve and Captain Dan on several occasions. They... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derrick K
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Great Diving Experience

I am from the northeastern US, but get to Florida a few times a year and recently found out about... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
John B
Galloway, New Jersey
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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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509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
+1 941-483-3483
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had the privilege of driving with Captain Steve and Captain Dan on several occasions. They run a very polished, safe, and fun operation. This is one of the few sites where you can dive for these kinds of fossils in the world... these...More

Thank Derrick K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I am from the northeastern US, but get to Florida a few times a year and recently found out about the shark tooth dives in the Venice area. I took my basic OW training near home, but scheduled the cert dives in Florida with Florida...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

What an experience to go shark tooth diving. Gary & his staff were very knowledgable on what we might find. One diver found a 14" section of ivory tusk from a Mastodon which has been extinct for over 10,000 years. Treasure hunting for history at...More

Thank 44Cloudbuster
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I highly recommend this dive charter! They take a no-nonsense approach with divers on the boat and this keeps everyone safe as well as helping everyone have a great time. They are highly knowledgeable about fossils and they did everything possible to make sure we...More

Thank Grant G
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank stedmandoc
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.

Thank Forgun
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...More

Thank Timothy G
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....More

Thank Carolyn K
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...More

1  Thank Lee M
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...More

1  Thank nb52016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much do basic scuba lessons cost
13 March 2017|
Response from Steve J | Property representative |
Please give us a call and we can outline the details for you. Also I can sign you up for a free sample of the training materials. We look forward to diving with you. Thanks for the inquiry.
Do you offer beginning Scuba classes or snorkeling for meg teeth
16 November 2015|
Response from Steve J | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, we do offer SCUBA lessons. The teeth are mostly in deeper water so snorkeling for them is tough unless you are a free diver. Once you are certified you can dive off our boat and look for them. If you are... More