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Florida West Scuba and Charters

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“captain steve”(10 reviews)
“dive master”(29 reviews)
“dive shop”(7 reviews)
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.
509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
+1 941-483-3483
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All reviews captain steve dive master dive shop these guys dive sites shark tooth great trip artificial reef hermit crabs unique diving experience great dive surface interval venice area lots of fun dm megalodon visibility
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been diving with these guys twice, both times with large groups, and each time they were more than accommodating. Everyone (staff and crew) was pleasant and helpful. They showed us how to find fossils, and helped us to identify them after the dives. We...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Maybe it was just by chance, but I have had 2 bad experiences here. Have done several charters for prehistoric shark teeth. First time here, there was no dive briefing, and we were not placed over a fossil bed. Nobody found anything, and there was...More

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Steve J, Owner at Florida West Scuba and Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

I’ve read your review and I’m sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I think it is important to point out some facts though. First, when you signed up for the afternoon dive you were told there was no one else scheduled and it...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Captian Steve and Dive Master Dan and Zach were awesome! My boyfriend and I dove with these guys for 3 mornings and had a great time! Very professional, friendly, and informative! We found many smaller teeth and a couple nice megs. We look forward to...More

Thank Amber H
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here to rent tanks to do a Shore Drive on Venice Beach. Since we were not from the area we were not aware of red tide and the guy who gave us the tanks at the shop didn't mention the...More

1  Thank Lori H
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a great day of fun and adventure this is the shop to call. I was staying in Orlando and emailed Capt.Steve at the last minute who graciously fit me in for a fossil dive. Capt. Steve and the divemaster were...More

1  Thank Corey V
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Went on one of their fossil dives and was not disappointed. They made sure they put us on a fossil field before we entered the water by sending the DM down first to scout it. If he didn't like the area he would tell the...More

2  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Zack and Steve were great! A very informative trip with lots of fun finds. I loved that our DM scouted locations prior to putting us in the water, making sure that we could find fossils. The dive locations were close, giving us more bottom time....More

1  Thank rebecca m
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The day before our dive the staff gave us a courtesy call to advise us that visibility was less than ideal. They gave us the option to cancel at no cost. Though we appreciated the kind gesture, we wanted to carry on with our fossil...More

Thank Chad T
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were in town for a few days, and brought our dive gear with us. We were fortunate in that we booked our two days with Florida West ahead of time as they were full by the time we arrived in town....More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This was my second trip into the actual open water and with a new buddy. FIRST CLASS operation. Dan was out DM and Jimmy ? (I listened but forgot his name) was Captain. Both avid SCUBA divers and passionate about providing an excellent time and...More

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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.
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