Dive Charters

Operating out of the Sarasota / Bradenton area, Captain Steve’s background with charter dives has made him an expert in providing memorable experiences for the highly skilled diver hoping to explore that amazing underwater wreck, or a secluded sandbar for the newly certified novice just getting started. Deep Trouble Dive provides the best in Sarasota Dive Charters.

We’re pretty great at customizing options and designing trips that fit the criteria for the kind of dive YOU want. We’re the best of the best– with Deep Trouble, we have something for everyone at all experience levels. Seriously, just let us know what you’d like your trip to include and we’ll take care of the rest.

What’s unique about Deep Trouble is the extensive list of offerings available to you. New to Scuba and need to be dive re-certified? Captain Steve can assist in getting you certified! He also offers dive instruction, courses, and scuba equipment rentals, including tanks, wetsuits and more.

Some ideas for awesome dives might include: wreck dives, deep dives, and the ever scenic reef dives.

What Can I Expect?

Well, once you book we anchor and you dive in, you’ll join an array of sea life including: turtles, queen angels, tangs, goliath grouper, eagle rays, and schools of all sorts of species like amberjack. Who needs a sunset dolphin cruise when you can swim right along side of them? That’s right, it’s not uncommon to see playful dolphins and even whale sharks! It’s all part of the experience when diving the Gulf of Mexico.

PADI Dive Certification

Heck yeah we offer Dive Certification! Interested in Diving but need a little instruction? PADI Dive Certification includes an online course, 2 in-pool classes and 3 open water dives. By the end you’ll be open water certified and confident with all the gear and technique.

Pricing is as follows: 

  • 2 Tank Dive – $115 (up to 80 feet)
  • 2 Tank Dive (2 people) – $130
  • 2 Tank w/ Gear Rental – $150
  • PADI Dive Certification – $400
  • Equipment Rentals– contact the Captain

What this Includes: 

  • Ice
  • Water and Soda
  • A Camera to take that Perfect Souvenir Picture
  • Filleting Services back at the Dock

What you should Consider Bringing With:

  • Sunscreen
  • A Hat or Head Covering
  • Food or Snacks for the Trip
  • Clothing Appropriate for Unpredictable Weather
  • A Cooler for your Take Home Catch (to be left in your car)
  • Specific Drinks (if you have a favorite)

What you should leave at home: 

  • Unnecessary Valuables or anything with an internal GPS
  • Bananas – just don’t bring ’em, they’re totally bad luck

*All cell phones must be stowed once we leave the dock

A few extras exclusive to Deep Trouble include: night dives, a female friendly dive buddy and female mate upon request, bottom fishing charters, and snorkeling trips to Eggmont.

We believe that the best way to learn, is by example, which is why we happily offer the courses needed to teach proper diving, etiquette, and safety procedures. Deep Trouble is your best option for Sarasota Dive Charters.