SCUBA Links
Identifying sea life. Sharing dive sites.

Sea Life ID is a site for marine life enthusiasts, scuba divers, snorkelers, and anyone else who is fascinated by the underwater world. Here we'll present interesting natural history aspects of selected animals and we'll also highlight local dive sites. Though much of what will be shown is found in the Gulf of Mexico, off west central Florida, many animals will be recognizable since their distribution and range comprise the wider Caribbean and beyond.

Spearfishingplanet.com
To protect, promote and grow the sport of spearfishing.
Join other spearos and divers on the forum for the lastest fish / dive reports, local conditions, info on local spearfishing tournaments or just to talk about your sport.
www.spearfishingplanet.com
Florida Skin Divers Association
www.divefsda.com
Founded in 1952, The Florida Skin Divers Association (FSDA) is a volunteer, non-profit coalition of Dive Clubs and individuals bound together by our common interest in sport, skin and scuba diving. The FSDA is the oldest and largest independent organization of divers in the state of Florida. It is governed by an unpaid board of directors who are active in the diving community. The board works hard to promote diving and organize membership to protect their diving rights.
Aristakat Charters
We are a bare bones charter, all divers must supply all gear including tanks. Rental of gear or tanks can be arranged in advance. Dives consist of 2 tanks, 1hr 30 minutes each dive during summer starting in March, winter months dive time is 1hr. each. Water temp. during summer get as high as 86 degrees, winter as low as 50 degrees. We must have a minimum of 3 divers for boat to go out. We can customize times according to schedule and groups. Since we are a 6 pack charter, groups of more than 6 will have 6 divers do the morning dive, while remaining group does a beach dive and then they will switch in the afternoon.

941-321-0852 Captain Jamie
www.aristakatcharters.yolasite.com
Blue Water Explorers Dive Charters
Diving and spear fishing in Sarasota, Bradenton, Longboat Key, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. We are the largest dive charter operator in the area and offer a variety of trips daily to the many (over 50!) 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 ceritfied.
941-798-3483
www.bluewaterexplorers.com
Lionfish Information
Follow this link for more information on the lionfish invasion and how you can help.
Wind Guru
Before heading offshore, check out this site for the latest wind and wave height forecasts.
www.windguru.com
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Information and regulations on hunting and fishing Florida
www.myfwc.com

Reel Animals Fishing Team
Join Captains Mike Anderson & Billy Nobles on their weekly TV and radio shows. Check out their website for channels and air times.
www.reelanimalsfishingshow.com
Dive Clearwater!
Explore the Gulf waters with Capt Rod and crew aboard the Plunger VII
727-443-6731
The Plunger VII is docked at the Clearwater City Marina
www.diveclearwater.net

2 Shea Charters
Operating out of the Tampa Bay area and entering their third generation on the water, 2 Shea Charters is a first class operation rigged to run far, dive deep, and provide you a personalized, unforgettable day on the Gulf of Mexico.

813-385-2169
www.fishanddivetampa.com
Florida Freeshafters Dive Club
www.floridafreeshafters.com
2011 Floira Freeshafters Open May 20 - 22, 2011
St. Pete Beach Aquatics Center
The St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center is a year-round heated facility that consists of a six-lane Junior Olympic swimming pool with an attached children’s play area featuring several water features that spray, drop and squirt water. This play area consists of a mushroom-shaped waterfall and colorful dumping cones. There are also two large tubular slides for older children. The pool area has tables, lounge chairs, showers, and dressing rooms available. There is plenty of room for sunbathing or shady umbrellas to escape the hot sun.
Tampa Bay Fossil Club
The Tampa Bay Fossil Club is a family oriented organization focused on paleontology, archaeology, and the natural sciences in general. Meetings are held monthly at the University of South Florida and feature prominent speakers from many areas of science. The Tampa Bay Fossil Club awards two annual scholarships to University of South Florida students working in the field of paleontology and geology. The 20 year old club hosts numerous field trips and gatherings through the year.
Fossil Expeditions
Search for bones and teeth of ancient mammoths, mastodons, camels, sloths, horses, tortoises, jaguars, saber-toothed cats, capybaras, tapirs, giant armadillos, whales, dolphins and sharks with fossil expert Mark.
www.fossilexpeditions.com