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Florida West Scuba and Charters

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Great dive charter operation!!

Went on one of their fossil dives and was not disappointed. They made sure they put us on a fossil... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark W
via mobile
Will be back!

Zack and Steve were great! A very informative trip with lots of fun finds. I loved that our DM... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rebecca m
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Fort Myers, Florida
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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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509 C. North Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
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+1 941-483-3483
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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 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

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 17 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
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tilty47
13 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
16 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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