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
centers for safety, additional information, level required
for each dive site and without being accompanied by a
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.