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Florida West Scuba and Charters

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509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
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Uncertain marine conditions didn't stop a great find!

The day before our dive the staff gave us a courtesy call to advise us that visibility was less... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chad T
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Great dive group

My daughter and I were in town for a few days, and brought our dive gear with us. We were fortunate... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Tim B
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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“captain steve” (11 reviews)
“dive master” (29 reviews)
“these guys” (9 reviews)
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509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
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"dive master"
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"dive shop"
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"shark tooth"
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"dive sites"
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"artificial reef"
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"hermit crabs"
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"unique diving experience"
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"cookies"
in 6 reviews
"great trip"
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"fossil hunting"
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"great dive"
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"venice area"
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"megalodon"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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
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Reviewed 20 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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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Been diving with this company for years whenever I visit my family in Venice. The service and staff are consistently excellent. They are without a doubt the best dive company in Venice.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This isn't your regular dive, where you go underwater to see the sea life and what the ocean has to offer. Instead you are sitting on the bottom dining through sand and silt to try and find unique keepsakes. The dive shop personnel are extremely...More

Thank Scott A
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day on the water. I highly recommend this as the scuba diving was great, found lots of shark teeth, and the crew were very professional and also fun!

Thank Afussner
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 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
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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
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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...More

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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...More

Thank Grant G
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tilty47
12 March 2017|
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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.
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X4808FBkimk
15 November 2015|
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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
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