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Address: 6345 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3936
Phone Number: +1 941-870-4461
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We are a full-service, 5 STAR Dive Center minutes from Siesta Key. Our...

We are a full-service, 5 STAR Dive Center minutes from Siesta Key. Our main focus is creating outstanding underwater experiences for beginners and professionals alike. Whether you're trying SCUBA for the first time,training to be a professional, or purchasing snorkel and dive gear, Florida Underwater Sports will make sure your goals are met while maintaining the highest standards. We specialize in all things Scuba and Snorkel related and have a passion for the underwater world!

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I just keep coming back

I've gotten my open water, advanced water, and PPB specialty here. Very accommodating bunch and a whole lot of fun. I've even made some great friends through the shop. My homeboy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Darby M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've gotten my open water, advanced water, and PPB specialty here. Very accommodating bunch and a whole lot of fun. I've even made some great friends through the shop. My homeboy Jason is totally a character. If you want a fun (and safe) time, ask for him by name. You won't regret it!

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Thank Darby M
fuse3, Manager at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Thanks for always making the trek down here and diving with us! We know its a bit of a commute for you ;-) Glad you are having fun with class and diving with Jason. He definitely likes to keep class interesting... We're always looking forward to the next trip and hope to see you again soon. More 

Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If scuba diving is on your bucket list, don’t wait another minute! FUS had more than I expected. The shop is up to date, clean, and organized. The staff was attentive and experienced (They LOVE diving and want to share the joy). The schedule for the PADI open water certification class was convenient and small with just 4 students. I... More 

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Thank luci f
fuse3, Manager at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Luci! We're glad to have enthusiastic divers around that can enjoy these types of trips with us! Peak Performance Buoyancy class is important for every diver and we cant wait to see you again for more trips and training! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I decided to start scuba diving I had no idea what to expect, all I had was my love for the water. Thanks to my instructors Jason Z. (open water) and Jason C. (advanced) and everyone at the shop diving became part of my life. They are simply the best! They made every step of my learning experience fun,... More 

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Thank Juliana F
fuse3, Manager at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Hey Juliana. Thanks for the kind words! Now... if we could just get you to dive more and work less, that would be great ;-) We'll have to straps some tanks to those paddleboards and head out for a dive! More 

Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone at this 5 star PADI dive shop makes you feel like family! From confined water classes thru open water certification dives, to getting me underwater with new buddies up and down the Venice/Sarasota coastline, my terrific Instructor Jason C. continues to go the extra mile! You can't help getting excited by his experience, enthusiasm and love of diving! More... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

My girlfriend and I received our open water certification training from Brad who was absolutely amazing and continues to be. If it weren't for Brad it is likely my girlfriend, who was anxiety ridden about scuba diving, would have never been able to complete the course. It has been about 9 months since certification and we have gotten to know... More 

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fuse3, Owner at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

It's been great having both of you around and soooo happy you are enjoying diving. Hope to see you out again soon! Tim More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I completed my PADI Open Water certification with Skip on 6/22/16. He made me a priority b/c the goal was to be certified before my trip to St. Thomas on 6/23/16. I wanted St. Thomas to be my first official dive & he made sure that it was completed! Florida Underwater Sports also assisted with getting my paperwork submitted quickly... More 

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fuse3, Owner at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Wow - what a challenge keeping this a secret! Glad it all worked out and your St. Thomas vacation was a success. See you out diving locally soon. Tim More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

While staying on Anna Maria Island for a long family vacation, I researched the PADI 5 Start training nearby and this was one of my choices. After reading reviews and additional research I chose Florida Underwater Sports for my Advanced Open Water Diver Certification. Due to Tropical Storm Colin we did most of the classroom work on day one, there... More 

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Thank Ezekiel A
fuse3, Owner at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Thank you for your understanding about the weather and alternative options! Keep diving and come back again and join some of our specialty classes. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I discovered Florida Underwater Sports through the referral of a friend & began my PADI training back in March. Although I was able to whiz through the majority of the skills needed, I had difficulty overcoming fears of my mask...It's taken over 2 months for me to finally face those fears & overcome my own personal battles with it. But... More 

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fuse3, Owner at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing comments! Heather, never lose your great spirit and positive attitude. May you have many happy dives. More 

Bluefield, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is a great shop. The staff was very attentive to everything. From training to gear I needed. Can't say enough about Brad. He is excellent and fun instructor. Taught me so much on the 12 dives training with him. I also owe him more gratitude than he received for saving the day on a bad morning headed to do... More 

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fuse3, Owner at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Jeff - it was great having you down and excited to get you started on your scuba diving adventures. Brad and Ben both commented on your excitement for scuba and learning new things. We all look forward to your return in the no so distant future! Tim More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I started diving with Florida Underwater Sports (FUS) in October 2015: completed my open water certification and subsequently have gone on several day-trip excursions (check out all the fun options on their FB page). I am a person who never dreamed I would dive, and had to overcome some personal fears in the process. I've now completed my 10th dive... More 

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Thank Mary K
fuse3, Manager at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Mary! We are very grateful to have you around, and we are glad that we could help you continue to dive! We're lucky to have a dedicated group of instructors and divemasters who go above and beyond to make these experiences possible. (Jason will appreciate the kind words). Looking forward to our next Blue Heron trip... More 

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