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Address: Venice Beach, Venice, FL
Phone Number: 941-321-0852
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Awesome with Jamie diving in the gulf

By far one of the best bare bones dive guides in the area Had fun diving in and seeing large Goliath grouper Lots around and amberjack . Thanks for the awesome trip

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Riverview, Florida
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Riverview, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

By far one of the best bare bones dive guides in the area Had fun diving in and seeing large Goliath grouper Lots around and amberjack . Thanks for the awesome trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We found him on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Great guy and a great experience. He is happy, fun, responsible and knowledgeable! You will be glad you chose him.

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Thank Diane R
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Capt. Jamie and mate Chris provided a great day for me and my wife to search for Megaladon teeth at a 25 ft dive called "the boneyard". Make sure you ask him to dive with you if you aren't sure of your ability to dive without a guide. He is knowledgable about the local waters because he is from there.... More 

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1 Thank Rich C
Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Captain Jamie is the best. I was traveling alone and didn'T have a dive buddy so he went out of his way to dive with me and made sure I had a great dive. And this is after my reservation was canceled with another dive operation in Venice.

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2 Thank Dorismorrissette
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I've been a beach diver for years in venice and have a decent collection of teeth. I had a friend who wanted to join for tooth dive to avoid beach hassle and potentially find better fossils further out so we booked with aristakat. Captain and crew were awesome. Quick easy trip, got as much time under water as I could... More 

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2 Thank BlackBlake
Tarpon springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

As a scuba instructor I have been on a lot of dive boats and Capt Jamie on the Aristakat is on the top of my list! He is very personable and creates a great atmosphere on the boat that is just as fun as the great dive sites that he puts you on. Captain Jamie runs a safe boat that... More 

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3 Thank hogfishhunter
Littleton, Colorado
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We decided to dive the "Bone Yard" (near Venice, Florida) pretty last minute, didn't bring any of our dive gear. Local dive shops in both Englewood and Venice suggested them and they were great. Reasonable rates to rent gear, they brought it right to the boat. Captain Jamie was full of information, as was Dive Master Steve. Steve goofed a... More 

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1 Thank ACBrown153
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A great couple of days of shark tooth hunting. I first researched charter operators on TripAdvisor. I reached out to three of them. One never responded, one took over a week to get back to me and Capt. Jamie responded in less than a day. I booked with Aristakat for two days of shark tooth hunting. Capt, Jamie had the... More 

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2 Thank Waterproof_Wally
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Thanks to Captain Jamie for organizing a shark tooth dive for my 3 out of town guests. They had done this dive before with another company but liked Aristakat better because of the smaller boat with fewer divers. Jamie arranged for the needed equipment at a reasonable price.

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Thank Linda F
Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Jamie has been here in Venice for any years and runs a very nice boat and is very hospitable. Give him a try if you want to dive for sharks teeth

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