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Fantasea Scuba Dive Center

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Address: 3781 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33952-8361
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+1 941-627-3888
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

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I cannot say enough in praise of this operation. Every one of the instructors was over the top wonderful. My wife and I decided to get certified to as a wedding gift to... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
licata232000
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

I cannot say enough in praise of this operation. Every one of the instructors was over the top wonderful. My wife and I decided to get certified to as a wedding gift to ourselves. We were given the chance to mix and match classes and dives to fit our busy schedule. Everyone we dealt with was extremely patient and knowledgeable.... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Received my NAUI scuba diver certification from Fantasea. Jim, Kinga and Dave are excellent instructors and very knowledgeable about all aspects of diving. Being patient and encouraging are their strengths. The shop has every piece of scuba diving equipment that you could want and the prices are great. Jim, the owner, services every piece of equipment that he sells. Will... More 

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Thank Lee M
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stopped in to get a tank hydro'd and was handled with professionalism. On subsequent visits I purchased a new wetsuit and upgraded my BC receiving the same professional treatment. its obvious they like what they do and are good at it. I wouldn't hesitate to shop there again or refer anyone. Great business!

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Thank Tim L
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

I've been on many dive trips with them. The Captain has extensive knowledge of the area and takes you to memorable dive sites, including my favorite dive site, (USCGC Mohawk). Very professionally ran boat. He answered all my questions and gave the best pre-dive talk I've ever had. I will not hesitate to go with them again.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Fantasea is owned by and employs friendly, serious divers-- the type of dive masters I trust to keep me safe on dives and the type of instructors that are going to ensure skills are perfected for optimal safety.

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Florida
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

These folks are extremely knowledgeable and very open to questions from their students. The pool and cert. dives were thorough, fun and well supervised. Do yourself a favor and use these folks to learn or enhance your diving knowledge.

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Thank SusanJFlorida
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Jim and Julie run a shop that is friendly and welcoming. They actually fill HP tank as opposed to others around who always come up short. The dogs might greet you and let you know that this is home! Good information on equipment, dive skills, repair and trips. A well rounded dive shop that takes care of its' customers!

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LaBelle, Florida
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

I've taken several courses through various LDCs and Fantasea Scuba has won my hard earned trust. The owner, Jim Joseph, is a treasure chest of knowledge. Smart, smart guy with a top notch shop. Every place I have been taught seems to read your class material from a checklist and if you ask WHY a diver should or should not... More 

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