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Aristakat charters

Venice Beach, Venice, FL
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Ranked #1 of 18 activities in Venice
Type: Water sports
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My son and I had the pleasure of meeting Capt. Jamie and Lori today. These guys were fantastic.........very professional, knowledgable and just plain good people. Will definitely dive with them again!! Thank You Captain Jamie and Lori!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Captain Jamie is fun, professional, safe, and knowledgeable. He consistently put me over shark teeth, was personable and fun, and created a relaxed atmosphere. The mates, Lori and Scott, were very helpful and attentive. Found six Megalodon teeth, one of which was 3 1/4" long. I can't think of a time I have had so much fun. HIGHLY recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Great fossil diving. Great charter out to the local wrecks. 100% service, from gear to assistance to getting us to the sites. Beats the other local outfits out of the water. Literally.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

5 to 6 foot seas and a heavy wind out the West, Capt. Jaime gave us the choice of "giving it a shot" or calling it off for the day. We launched the Aristikat and headed out of the harbor. As soon as we got to open sea the choppy waters began. We continued on and dropped anchor at the... More

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Rotonda West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went diving with Capt. Jaime and his first mate Lori recently and had a great trip. He explained each dive thoroughly before we want in the water so we knew what to look for and what to expect. They took the time to show us things we may have missed and able to give us insight on the area... More

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Brenham, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had a great time diving with Captain Jamie and first mate Lori! They were very professional, but funny and informative as well. We had a great time and found lots of relics, including Megaladon teeth, dugong (prehistoric manatee) bones, whale ribs, and other shark teeth of various sizes! Lori has a knack for finding things that looked like sand... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Cancelled by other boats for too few divers. Jamie and Lori say they will dive THEY DIVE. Well run boat. Good dive site for teeth collecting. Very smooth operation and a great boat. My only choice for diving Venice area.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After been cancelled on twice by other charters in the area we were despairing of going diving in Venice until we found Captain Jamie. What a find ! A beautiful boat and great great service. Capt Jamie and mate Laurie welcomed us like family and stowed all our gear carefully and then we were off. Laurie went through a safety... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We go down to Venice from North Carolina just to dive with Captain Jamie. This trip was classic Captain Jamie... Every morning he had the boat ready and waiting on us. He offered suggestions for dive sites but let us decide on the itinerary. As other posters pointed out, he is very sociable and seems to really love what he... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I have been out with Jamie on multiple fossil dives as well as a trip to the U.S.S. Mohawk within the past year. He is an excellent captain who runs a very safe operation. He will put you in excellent locations for fossil diving. I highly recommend him and look forward to diving with him again in the near future.

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