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“Great guys, fastest boat!”
Review of 2 Shea Charters

2 Shea Charters
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Owner description: 2 Shea Charters is the premier charter outfit for rod and reel fishing, recreational scuba diving and the only outfit catering to spearfishing in SW Florida.
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Considering the best dive sites are a bit off the coast of Clearwater you will want a good boat to get you there quickly. TJ and crew were very concerned as to the comfort, safety and interests of those of us diving! In our group was one Nitrox cert diver, one who had repeatedly spearfished with the charter and a few tourists from out of town. All of us came home happy.

I can imagine that this would be a phenomenal boat to take out divers doing their open water certs that had already done their book work- he is that conscientious of conditions, capabilities and diversity in dives.

Also, for those who wonder if there is anything to see with artificial reef diving? Turtles, Goliath Groupers, Dolphins, Electrically colored Sea Hares, Flounder, giant jacks and all your colorful usual suspects!

As to safety- I knew more about the safety and operations of a boat than I ever had (in 11 years of diving) after Captain TJ's briefing!

Thank Tohaveaplan72
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

They are going to make you happy, period. Fishing, Diving, Spearfishing - the best. Never spearfished before? -No problem.

Always brings back fish, always safe, always a great time!

Thank Jeffinstpete
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

TJ was great. I have dived in Key Largo, Islamorada and Key West but 2Shea is the most professional company yet. His first concern is your safety and comfort. Helps you in and out of boat and gives many tips and pointers to make it a great dive. Even had cold pop, beer and water. It was my son's 2nd dive so I wanted it to be right. TJ stayed on boat but he arranged an instructor to go down with us. We felt safe the whole time. Would dive again with 2Shea, no problem.

Thank Scuggin
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

...Literally... Both of his boats are faster than any other charter boats in the area which means you spend more time fishing, diving and shooting, and less time riding around and waiting. It is a great start to the day when you park within a gated marina, climb aboard either of the fully equipped 2Shea vessels and laugh at the other less fortunate anglers who are stuck breathing in diesel fumes and crawling out to their first spot of the day as you blow by them! And that is just the beginning. Whether you are fishing or diving, Captain TJ's mission is to put you on fish. I have been out with other captains who are margin conscious and more concerned with how much fuel they burn than how many fish they catch. Those captains tend to anchor in one spot for the day and "wait for the bite"... TJ MAKES the bite! If a spot isn't productive in the first 10 minutes, it's on to the next one (he has thousands in his machine!). Every trip (close to 20) I have been on with him is well thought out based on the tides, weather, what is biting and what we can put in the cooler...all of which means less fishing and more catching. Top all of this off with the fact that when you get back to the dock, he will clean and bag your catch for you to take home and enjoy. There really is not a more complete, enjoyable charter service in Florida. You will NOT be disappointed!

Thank mputt38
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I have over four dozen dive/spearfishing trips on the 2Shea with Capt TJ and will continue to recommend him unreservedly to friends and colleagues. Two spacious, comfortable, safe, and safely-equipped boats quickly take you to the best Tampa-area Gulf recreational diving, spearfishing, and line fishing locations. With hundreds of sites to take you at his disposal, Capt TJ ensures that you will wind up on multiple productive sites during your charter, often as the only one on that location, and often at a private number you'll be one of the few to ever dive. Quick to lend a hand to fix a gear problem, lend you a forgotten item, recommend a new spearo technique, or discuss the latest dive conditions, Capt TJ's personable and customer-focused attitude adapts to your needs versus your "taking it or leaving it" like other charter offerings. His charter attracts a professional but personable crowd, and even newbies mixed with seasoned divers are going to have a great time in an environment where fun and learning are encouraged and attitudes and unhealthy competition stay back at the dock. Complimentary filleting services back at the end of the day complete the package. You are NOT going to have less than a productive and fun trip with the 2Shea, ever.

2  Thank Adam K
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