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Address: 6345 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3936
Phone Number: +1 941-870-4461
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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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The learning experience was well structured, professionally taught to the extent were I can not only do the various drills but also feel competent and relaxed under water. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
quintus941
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The learning experience was well structured, professionally taught to the extent were I can not only do the various drills but also feel competent and relaxed under water. A special word of thanks to Jason who competently guided me through the course. The store had everything I needed in the line of gear and competently advised me on the pros... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback! Glad we could get you comfortable in the water and help you find gear that works for you. Jason is a great instructor and loves to go above and beyond to make sure people feel comfortable, both during and after class. Give us a call when you are ready to get back in the water and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Jason rocked! Very professional, entertaining, enthusiastic ...& patient!! Highly recommend this outfit (& ideally Jason) if you have a family or group of teens that want PADI certification.

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

Thank you for the terrific review. Diving is our passion and in our classes and activities we strive to share the fun and thrills with our students and customers. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a first class dive store. The staff was super helpful and most knowledgeable. Good range of products and services that they offer and certainly most competitively priced. I would not hesitate to go back to the store and recommend them highly to other folks looking for dive equipment or services. Great job!!

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

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time for the review. We look forward to assisting you again in the (very) near future! Tim More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I took the Advanced Open Water course at Florida Underwater Sports with Ben Helming! He was a great instructor and slowly went over everything we were going to do and explained everything efficiently. If I had questions he answered them all very well and went over techniques with me as many times as I needed to understand it. I felt... More 

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

Thanks Sabrina! We appreciate you taking AOW with us and glad you had a good time. We're looking forward to completing your Nitrox Diver class soon, and hope you stick around for some more fun dives! More 

Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The open water diver cours at Florida Underwater Sports was the highlight of my Vacation. Before I startet the cours I was a bit scared, but after my first day of training with my capable and friendly Instructor Jason Coladner I felt much more confident. I had so much fun and can just recommend to take the class!

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

We are so glad to hear that your scuba class was rewarding and the highlight of your vacation. Continue to dive and it will be the highlight of your life! More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Hands down, the absolutely best dive shop! I started diving with Florida Underwater Sports (FUS) about 4 years ago when I earned my open water certification. About 2 years ago I decided to go for my Advanced Certification with Jason Coladner (instructor), amazing instructor. He made the entire course, even the knowledge review, fun, informative, and interesting. While performing my... More 

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

Wow - we are blushing! Thanks for the great review. You are going to have fun getting out a using your new DM cert for real! Congrats! Greg More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I've gotten my open water, advanced water, and PPB specialty here. Very accommodating bunch and a whole lot of fun. I've even made some great friends through the shop. My homeboy Jason is totally a character. If you want a fun (and safe) time, ask for him by name. You won't regret it!

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Thank Darby M
fuse3, Manager at Florida Underwater Sports, responded to this review

Thanks for always making the trek down here and diving with us! We know its a bit of a commute for you ;-) Glad you are having fun with class and diving with Jason. He definitely likes to keep class interesting... We're always looking forward to the next trip and hope to see you again soon. More 

Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If scuba diving is on your bucket list, don’t wait another minute! FUS had more than I expected. The shop is up to date, clean, and organized. The staff was attentive and experienced (They LOVE diving and want to share the joy). The schedule for the PADI open water certification class was convenient and small with just 4 students. I... More 

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

Thanks for the review Luci! We're glad to have enthusiastic divers around that can enjoy these types of trips with us! Peak Performance Buoyancy class is important for every diver and we cant wait to see you again for more trips and training! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

When I decided to start scuba diving I had no idea what to expect, all I had was my love for the water. Thanks to my instructors Jason Z. (open water) and Jason C. (advanced) and everyone at the shop diving became part of my life. They are simply the best! They made every step of my learning experience fun,... More 

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

Hey Juliana. Thanks for the kind words! Now... if we could just get you to dive more and work less, that would be great ;-) We'll have to straps some tanks to those paddleboards and head out for a dive! More 

Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Everyone at this 5 star PADI dive shop makes you feel like family! From confined water classes thru open water certification dives, to getting me underwater with new buddies up and down the Venice/Sarasota coastline, my terrific Instructor Jason C. continues to go the extra mile! You can't help getting excited by his experience, enthusiasm and love of diving! More... More 

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