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Address: 6345 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone Number: +1 941-870-4461
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Great dive shop for the Sarasota area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
brandonaltice
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Met Tim at Ginnie Springs for four days of Cave Diving in the area. We dove Ginnie Springs and Little River during the four day stay. Tim was awesome to have as a dive buddy. I was working with some new video gear so Tim ran all the reels/jumps and navigation while I shot footage. As a side note I... More 

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

Thanks for the dives and video, had a great time and let us know next time you are coming down. Tim More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I've been to Sarasota on holiday a few times but never dived there because I'd read that diving on the other side of the Florida peninsula would be better. This time I decided to stick closer to home and got in touch with these guys. I'm so pleased I did. I went out on a couple of trips and had... More 

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

Thanks for the review Elisa and hopefully you had a good trip back! It was great getting to meet you, and hopefully you'll be back soon to dive with us again! We're always glad to take people to new places that may go overlooked and there is plenty more when you return. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I needed to find a place to continue my diving hobby. I've been sport diving for years and normally do it with groups or on vacations. I went to this dive shop because it was close to home and I was impressed by staff when I first walked in. They were friendly and informative. I brought my basic equipment down,... More 

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

Hey Paul - glad you had a good time - thanks for the great review, we really appreciate it and if there is ever anything we can do for you, let us know. Greg More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I am a 'would be diver' who had gotten his Open Water and Advanced Water certification last summer up North but hadn't had a chance to actually dive. As such, on a recent trip down to Florida I thought I might go out diving but first wanted to do a scuba review so to build up my confidence and feel... More 

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

Paul, Thanks again for coming in and we're glad that you had a chance to experience all that our shop has to offer. We are proud to work with very professional instructors who love teaching all levels of SCUBA. Brad was more than happy to work with you, and we're glad he went above and beyond during instruction. We always... More 

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