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Florida West Scuba and Charters

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509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
+1 941-483-3483
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Can't wait for the next trip

This was my second trip into the actual open water and with a new buddy. FIRST CLASS operation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The one to choose

Been diving with this company for years whenever I visit my family in Venice. The service and staff... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“captain steve” (10 reviews)
“dive master” (28 reviews)
“these guys” (9 reviews)
509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ErinSRQ
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.

Thank theabyss08
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
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
Reviewed 23 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
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.

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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.
15 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