We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Blue Water Explorers

Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: SW corner of the Cortez Bridge, Bradenton Beach Marina, Cortez, FL 34217
Phone Number:
+1 941-798-3483

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 45 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 3
two tank dive

very much enjoyed the trip. Bob took us to tow locations and described each prior to hitting the water to make sure we know how to get them to offer bottom time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 45: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very much enjoyed the trip. Bob took us to tow locations and described each prior to hitting the water to make sure we know how to get them to offer bottom time.

Thank John B
Winneconne, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Had a great time ! Will definitely be going back whenever I am in Sarasota! Went to 2 different reefs, one man made and one natural, and saw many different fish,and even a few things I wasnt sure what it was! but it was maving! All in all a great time!

Thank Joe S
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you Bob for the two great days of diving wish we could have made it out Wednesday to, you and Bob did a great job. Water was still a little cool for my son but I had a great time. This dive boat was a pleasure to be on, great service and very helpful. Definitely check them out well... More 

Thank Darrell M
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very well organized dive. Bob and Pam were very helpful and attentive. Not the most exciting diving sites but I would definitely dive with them next time I'm in the area.

Thank benjaminkP4385KT
Sauk City, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Bob and Dave were helpful and humorous. We had 9 divers on board and they managed to get us all in and out of the water without any problems or commotion. We dove about 7 miles off shore at a ledge and an artificial reef. Not very scenic compared other tropical dive destinations, but there were plenty of fish to... More 

Thank Harry F
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I booked this dive charter so my wife could go diving. Crewed by Allison, the captain, and Pam, dive master, it was a great time. Allison and Pam did everything to have a safe dive. They both reviewed the expectations so all seven divers would get the most out of the two dives. They described the two sites and what... More 

1 Thank bob A
Worgl, Austria
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Nice trip, with the 2 girls, Captain Allison and Pam are a perfect team and they mad a great job. Dives where a little cold caused by a to thin suit (was my mistake,...)

Thank AndiAls
Level Contributor
68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is very well run diving outfit. Pros - From the first phone call, Owner Bob was courteous, helpful and professional. Captain Allison was kind, fun and helpful, and at the same time firm and clear, making the dive experience fun and safe at the same time. She is a gem. Assistants Bob and Dave were both top drawer as... More 

Thank glenn3610
Sheffield Lake, Ohio
Level Contributor
62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Husband and I drove quite a ways for this dive experience and we were not disappointed. Our dive was cancelled the night before because 2 of the 4 divers cancelled. I was disappointed but soon after we got a call that the dive was back on! When we met in the morning all the dive gear was waiting for us... More 

1 Thank Sherry131313
Devils Lake, North Dakota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I am a novice diver, but the crew, headed by Captain Allison, was very helpful and provided us with some very interesting things to see and experience. They were professional in their approach, safety conscious and then showed us a great time. I can't believe all the different species of fish (and a sea turtle!) that we saw!

1 Thank bruce7761

Travellers who viewed Blue Water Explorers also viewed


Been to Blue Water Explorers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blue Water Explorers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?