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Florida West Scuba and Charters

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Address: 509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
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+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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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derrick K
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 guys have the best operation to do so! I even consider this experience "luxury". They... More 

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Thank Derrick K
Galloway, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 West Scuba. They were very accommodating and kept in touch with me as the dates... More 

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Thank John B
Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews
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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 it's best. Easy diving at only 30' depth. Can't wait for my next trip out.

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Thank 44Cloudbuster
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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 all had a great time diving!

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Thank Grant G
Florida
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 8 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 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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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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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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Thank Timothy G
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
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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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26 reviews
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Reviewed 13 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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Gilford, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 21 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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