Bradenton: 6 Divers Max!
2-Tank, Boat Dive to Local Reefs & Wrecks
Welcome to Blue Water Explorers: 6 Divers Max!
We’ve been scuba diving and spear fishing in Sarasota, Bradenton, Longboat Key, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area for over 35 years. Blue Water Explorers are the largest dive charter operator in the area and offer daily trips to the many (over 100!) offshore reefs, ledges and wrecks in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Our roomy custom dive boats are all U.S.C.G. inspected and certified — an important safety feature.
Most dives are in 40-65 feet of water and 10-18 miles off shore, but our specialty dives are usually in 80-100 feet depths and up to 25 miles out. Visibility varies, with an average of 30 feet. But, there are also days with 80+ feet of visibility! There is a huge variety of marine life to be seen and each site has “regulars” that live there in addition to fish that are just passing through.
In addition to scuba charters, Blue Water Explorers offer snorkeling and shelling excursions. We’re located right on the Intracoastal Waterway and can get out to the Gulf in only 5 minutes. It’s all about convenience….park your car next to the dock/dive shop, get your tanks and gear and walk down the ramp to get on the boat. No shuttle vans or long gear-hauls.
Blue Water Explorers offers 2-tank and 3-tank scuba dive charters, including night dives. Nitrox fills, air fills and scuba equipment rentals are also available in the dive shop. “Bubble watchers” (non-diving friends and family who would like to come along for a boat ride) are welcome aboard!
Book Blue Water Explorers for the best scuba diving and spearfishing in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Longboat Key, St. Pete and Tampa Bay area!
Our trips leave from the Bradenton Beach Marina located on the water at the SW corner of the Cortez Bridge (Cortez Rd./S.R. 684) on Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach.
- 7:30am - 12.00pm
- MORNING Dive
- Local wrecks / reefs