SHARK TOOTH DIVE
Venice is the"Shark Tooth Capital of the World". Our waters were prehistoric feeding grounds for the ancient giant shark, Carcharocles Megalodon. On one of our specialized Shark Tooth Dive charters you can find giant shark teeth, manatee bones, whale bones, prehistoric horse bones or other unique fossils. All fossil dives are in the 25-35 foot depth range allowing for plenty of bottom time.
The average visibility in our diving area is 4 to 9 feet although teeth can be found in as little as 2 ft visibility.
We offer daily Shark Tooth Dive trips, except for some holidays. The Shark Tooth Dive is always weather dependant.
On dive days, we'll tell you what time to meet when you book your dive. A Shark Tooth Dive is a 2 tank dive; tanks and weights are included in the price, $79.00 (plus tax) when we dive in Venice and $99 (plus tax) when we dive down South. Current weather conditions determine where we will dive. We also provide an on-board snack, bottled water.
Each diver is required to present a Dive Certification Card upon check in. For the dive you will need a fine mesh bag for holding the fossils you find and a compass. We sell shark tooth bags in our shop, designed especially for the job.
Come, load your gear, right on our vessel which is docked behind our dive shop. We are the only facility in Sarasota County with a boat docked next to a dive shop. We have a 31', 12.5' beam Island Hopper dive boat ("Hammerhead"), diesel powered with full electronics for finding the best sites. It is US Coast Guard certified for 12 divers.
If the excitement of finding a rare tooth or other unique fossil appeals to you, then join us for a Shark's Tooth Dive!
We also offer a Combination Dive. This is a 3 tank dive that will include an artificial reef, a ledge and a Shark Tooth Dive. This is a great way to see all the types off diving we have here. We offer this dive 2 times a month. Check the calendar page to see availability.
Locations will be chosen based on the current conditions.The depth of the artificial and ledge dives ranges from 45 to 55 feet and the Shark Tooth Dive is in 20 to 30 feet. Tanks and weights are included in the price, $125. We provide bottled water and our world famous cookies.
This dive is suitable for beginner Open Water divers. Each diver is required to present a Dive Certification Card upon check in.
Come, load your gear right on our vessel, which is docked behind our dive shop. We are the only facility in Sarasota County with a boat docked next to a dive shop. We have a 31', 12.5' beam Island Hopper dive boat ("Hammerhead"), diesel powered, with full electronics and safety gear for a fun and safe trip. We are US Coast Guard certified for 12 divers.
We can also customize a trip for your group. Spearfishing,sightseeing whatever you want. Price will be based on how many divers and type of trip. Please call for more info.
We have a full line of quality rental gear for your convenience.
SAVE THE BAGGAGE FEES - RENT IT!
Wet Suit $15
Mask W/ Snorkel $5
Fins w/ Boots $10
Hood,Boots or Gloves $5
Dive Flag $7
Weight .35 per lb
Charter Boat Package: MFS, BC, REG and Wetsuit $45 Tanks and weights are included on boat charter.
The cost for a Bubble Watcher is $40 and is contingent on space available.