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Scuba diving in Venice

Venice in Sarasota County is home to a great variety of dive sites. Venice dive sites are composed of wrecks, artificial reefs and natural ledges. The diving in Venice is not only varied, the waters are very rich in marine life. Giant jewfish, barracuda, grouper, amberjack and snappers are frequently seen on dives.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Venice dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 22°C and 26°C. (74° F and 85° F)
Average Water surface temperature: 24° C (80°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 10 and 100 feet (3 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.

Venice artificial reef program is helping to establish new artificial reefs to increase sea creature in the area and helps the growth of underwater life. Venice wrecks and reefs are worth seeing. They are home to a wide variety of sea life including jewfish, barracuda and grouper. Visibility is great in the area allowing you to enjoy underwater beauty. Fossil fans like to dive on the sites here for all kinds of fossil under its wrecks and reefs and it's famous for being the shark tooth capital. The waters here used to be prehistoric feeding grounds for the ancient giant shark, Carcharocles Megalodon. Although this place is very famous for unique fossil and shark tooth searchers Gooddive like all addicted recreational divers do not encourage the removal, killing or feeding of underwater creatures. Exchange your new experiences with other divers gathering in Venice diving Clubs.

Some of Venice dive sites

Bayronto wreck is an old 450 feet (137 meters) long German freighter. It was sunk in 1914 and became a beautiful wreck site. The wreck sits intact but upside down. It is in about 100 feet (30 meters) deep. Both soft and hard corals cover the hull of the wreck and this in turn attracts a lot of marine life like amberjack, snapper, jewfish, groupers and barracuda. This is an advanced site amd the visibility is good in general.

The Army tanks are 5 intact army tanks that were sunk in the area in about 60 feet (18 meters) deep. The visibility is great in the area but it requires an advanced certification. The site is home to plenty of sea life.

Natural Ledges are great dive sites. The ancient river beds make a great home for underwater creatures. The ledges are great spots for underwater photography.
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