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Venice Dive Charter

Join us on our charter for personalized exploration!

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Interested in Exploring or Expanding

your Scuba Diving Skills?

Venice Dive Center

Come in and check out our full service shop

Some words about us:

Welcome to Venice Dive Center & sister company, Venice Dive Charter, where we strive to be a place of shared interests for scuba divers, snorkelers and people who enjoy the ocean.  We are a full service retail scuba shop, offering products, contracted training classes, air and nitrox fills, as well as dive charters.  We work to provide the great service and customer care that the Nokomis and Venice area have grown accustomed to since 2010.  Come in and chat with our staff, we enjoy hearing stories of your finds and what you are seeking.


Venice Dive Charter now offers two boats for your convenience; the Catalina Grace in the morning and the Angelina in the afternoon.  Both boats will have Fossil Guide/Dive Master Ben on board.  Ben will tell you all about the location you are diving and give you pointers on the best way of finding the fossilized shark teeth at each spot.  Meet Catalina Grace at 7 am or Angelina at 12:15 pm for two tank charters.  Catalina Grace runs every day, Angelina runs Monday's, Thursday's and Friday's, weather permitting.  Click the charter tab to read more about our charters.

Training Classes:

Venice Dive Center is a NAUI Platinum Pro scuba training facility.  We currently have three contracted NAUI Instructors who offer training up to your Dive Master level.  Our instructors are also shop employees, so you can come in the store on most days and be able to speak with at least one instructor for your education needs.  Once you earn your DM, we can recommend an Instructor Trainer if your goal is to become an instructor.  We offer monthly group Open Water level classes with a max of 6 students.  If you'd prefer one-on-one training or you have young children, we also offer Private Classes.  There is a maximum of three students for Private.  Please click the courses tab for more class information

We look forward to meeting you!

Contracted Diving Courses

Open Water $500 per person, includes book kit

Open Water Diver (OWD) is an entry-level full diver certification for scuba diving.

Duration: 5 sessions with 2 check dives

Level: Basic


Advanced Scuba Diver $500 per person + Book Kit + dives

Advanced Scuba Diver is for certified divers who desire additional training.

Duration: 6 Dives + 1 Classroom

Level: Advanced


Advanced Rescue Diver Course $550 per person + book kit

Your Advanced Scuba Rescue Diver Training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader.

DFA Pro Class Required

Duration: 1 pool + 1 open water + eLearn

Level: Advanced


Open Water Private $750 per person, includes book kit.

Max. 3
Open Water Diver (OWD) is an entry-level full diver certification for scuba diving. E-learning is available.

Duration: Based on student's needs

Level: Basic


Enriched Air Nitrox Diver $208 per person + book kit

Want to extend your bottom time, lessen your surface interval, and maximize every dive? Become an Enriched Air Nitrox diver!

Duration: 2 Hours

Level: Basic

DFA Pro $250 per person + book kit

NAUI/DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium and scientific divers, providing first-aid knowledge and skills specific to these work environments. It also provides rescue management skills for dive masters and dive instructors.

Duration: 6 Hours + eLearn                                              Level: Advanced

Our Convenient location
Located close to the beaches of Nokomis and Venice. Fill your tank or grab whatever you forgot before heading out.

Our Expert instructors and Staff
There to help with all your needs. Learn to dive, browse our selection or share your most recent finds.

Our Wide Range of Equipment
We carry a wide range of equipment to fit everyone's needs and budget. From entry level to top of the line for those that gotta have the best.

Our Passion for Diving and Ocean Conservation
Most dive shops are all about the sale. We strive to build relationships with our customers, share in ocean conservation and community awareness.

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