Keys Huka Dive
Dive the reef today no experience needed.
Dive Siesta Key, FL
Dive Charters and Dive Training
Keys Huka Dive offers reef diving in Siesta Key, FL, with dive charters, snorkel trips, spear-fishing expeditions, dive training, and advanced scuba courses. Visit us for the ultimate reef experience!
serving the following areas:
Siesta Key, FL
Anna Maria, FL
and all surrounding areas.
The Huka Dive Experience
The Huka Dive is a chance to dive the reef just like a scuba diver, but it doesn't require any scuba certification. You are led by a dive master down to 20 FT. Each huka dive is about 25 minutes long. Where you get a fish's eye view of the underwater world. You will have air supplied from a surface float, so you are free to just enjoy the reef while looking for megalodon sharks teeth
1. Huka dives 25 min. from shore $99
2. Huka dives 50 min. form shore $139
3. Huka dive from the dive boat is a chance to huka and snorkel during a 4 hr charter on the boat. You'll get to dive, snorkel, paddle board, dolphin, and manattee watch. Its just a fun half day on the water. $159
The Two Tank Dive Trip is a chance to get out and dive. We have dive sites for everyone's comfort level We always have a dive master to guide your dives, and this is free of charge.
Near shore dives are in 20 to 30ft of water.
Off shore dives are in 60 to 75ft of water. In this way, all you have to do is just enjoy the dive. Rental gear available for boat dives.
Guided beach Dive 1 tank (all gear included) $99
Inshore boat dive 2 tanks 25ft depth 4hr trip $99
Off shore wreck and reef 55 to 75 ft. boat 4hr trip 2 tanks $130
4hr or 8Hr High Seas Adventure
Boats, snorkeling, food, dolphins, and drinks
4 hour boat adventure from Venice, and Siesta Key for just 4 hr$549/8hr$999 for 6 people. Are you ready for a fun day on the water? We offer several options for a unforgettable day boating, snorkeling, diving, fishing, booze cruise, dolphin, and manatee tours. The cabbage key adventure is a chance to boat to world famous Cabbage Key were you will enjoy lunch on the private island followed by snorkeling, and a dolphin, manatee tour. This is a totally customizable tour. The Caya Costa private beach adventure. This is a great opportunity to see old Florida. Caya Costa is an island paradise only accessible by boat. With pristine beaches loaded with shells you'll spend the day exploring this island then off to lunch on Boca Grande. We have several tour options available to suit everyone's needs. Give us a call at 305-609-7725www.keyshukadive.com
Huka Dives, Snorkel Trips, and Dive Charters
Our snorkel trips are very low key with no more than a max of 6 people on board. You will get a chance to just enjoy your reef experience. We provide all the gear needed to snorkel, snacks, and water. You can also bring any food or drinks that you want.
All this for just $79p.p.
Family Fun Day Fishing Charters
The family fun day fish charter is a hybrid charter.
Which means you supply all fishing gear and license required for fishing. We supply the boat, captain, and mate.
This trip is for people who want a private laid back fishing/snorkeling experience. This is a perfect way to get the younger anglers, or anyone looking to wet a line out on the water. This is a low key experience that can be combined with snorkeling (we provide all snorkeling gear), and site seeing as well. This is a 4hr trip that is truly a way to please the whole family.
Just $500 for up to six people. Your group will be the only ones on the boat, so its your private charter.
DIVE TRAINING and PADI DIVE CERTIFICATE TRAINING
Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor (all inclusive) pricing.
Open Water Diving $499 all inclusive
The first course in Open Water Diver and this will get you diving. In this course, you will go through the academic portion, pool sessions, and 4 open water dives. This course can be done in as little as 3 days.
Advanced Diver to Dive Master
We offer Advanced Scuba courses through to Dive Instructor. These courses are customized to fit your schedules, As with all advanced courses, payment plans are available. All courses are PADI Dive courses. All are dive training packages are all inclusive pricing which means the one price gets you your certification no nickel and diming you to death here.
Advanced Diver $499
Rescue Diver $499
Dive Master $1399
CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
First Aid Courses
The CPR/First Aid course is U.S. Coast Guard approved for the captain's license. This is a 6-hour course where you will be taught basic lifesaving techniques including oxygen use. This is a very important course and could help save a life. $79 p.p.
Scuba Refresher course $259
Scuba refresher course is a chance to review your dive skills if its been more than 6 months since you last dove. Our instructors will go over dive academic's, dive gear, and a pool dive. Were they will polish up your in water skills.
This is a half day training event lasting about 4 hours depending on the needs of the student.
All required gear is included in this course.
MEET THE TEAM
100ton master Captain and PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Capt. Jerry is known around Siesta key as the pretty face of scuba. Jerry did his first dive in 1979 with his uncle Gene taking him on a pool dive for his 6th birth day, and that set in motion a love for diving. Jerry got certified in 1986 as a padi junior open water diver. After serving in both the U.S. Army and then the U.S. Coast Guard Jerry worked as a professional dive instructor in the Caribbean , and all over Florida. He has certified hundreds of divers through the years. Capt. Jerry takes great pride in training and running dive trips though the keys. He can always be found helping divers, and boaters alike enjoy the waters of the Siesta Key.
Master Captain and
PADI Dive Master
Sheldon was a welder at a nuclear power plant were he made a 6 figure income.
Then one day he came to Venice on a vacation and went huka diving with the crew, and it changed his life. After being back at the plant for a few months he started to realize that money isn't everything in life. So he called Capt. Jerry and the next thing you know Sheldon quit his job moved to Venice and started working with Capt. Jerry and becoming a dive master, and a boat captain.
Is hero a strong word?
Dive Master/Master Capt.
and Operations Manager
Rex's voyage to Dive Master and Huka Operations Manager has been long and colorful. It includes being a retired Police Sergeant, owner of a small chainmail costuming company, author of romance novels, extra in 34 movies and television shows and he likes to talk. So be brave and ask him a question or just leave an uncomfortable silence and he will be happy to fill it with numerous stories.
(Hold on let me find my readers)
PADI Dive Master
Nick came to Huka Dive from the cold cold land of Providence, Rhode Island
in the land of northern aggression. Nick served in the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne division as a grunt. Capt. Jerry always has a place for veterans on his boats, so Nick started his journey to become a dive master.
Nick came to us as a lowly open water diver wanting to be more like the older and wiser the good Capt. Jerry.
He worked his way through all of the dive courses, and earned his divemaster. He has been a big part of the dive team. Nick is always ready to go diving and find the Megalodon teeth. Nick has a super power he can actually smell the Megs. Its not unusual to see Nick telling Capt. Jerry were to drop the divers. When not working Nick can be found diving in the local rivers looking for Megs.
What's that smell? Oh its Meg teeth
Dive Master Ian came to Keys Huka Dive having never dove before. Ian moved from Baton Rouge Louisiana, where he worked as a IT specialist. After a rough night in Gotham City, Ian (The Dark Night) decided that technology sucked and he needed a change. After seeing the Keys Huka Dive Bat signal saying divers needed in Venice Florida. Ian decided to take the giant leap and become a Dive Master. Ian contacted the good Captain Jerry and secured a Bat Cave at the infamous dive house. Four months later Ian became Dive Master and scribe of the dive house shenanigan's. Now Ian is working on providing Meg teeth, and a good time to the good people of Gotham.
Not the hero Venice wanted but the hero Venice deserved
Kaitlyn has always been passionate about marine life and the ocean her entire life. She identifies as a mermaid and can be found communicating with fish from time to time. Her lifelong dream has been to become a dive master and explore our planet's beautiful oceans. She’s worked at veterinarian clinics experiencing animals on land and has decided to “dive” into the deep blue to gain experience with animals of the sea. She is ecstatic to pursue this wonderful career path with Keys Huka Dive.
OMG yasss shark teeth!
Padi Dive Instructor
Taylor came to huka dive from Wisconsin. She moved to the town of Northport were the boredom drove her to look for a career were her love for the environment, and wildlife could come into play. That's when she seen that Capt. Jerry was looking for a divemaster trainee. She meet with the good Captain, and decided to take the jump and become a divemaster.
She worked her butt off for several months of training while holding down two part time jobs. Taylor earned her dive master and is also ready to jump into a dive while working or when off . She's always bring garbage back to the boat at the end of the dives. don't be surprised to see Taylor out diving most of the guys, and making them eat bubbles. She can always be found raiding Divemaster Nicks meg holes.
(5 min. beach clean up anyone)
Dive Master/25 ton master Captain
Haylee came to Huka Dive in Jan 2020 and in just a few months she went from never dove before to a dive master.
She has in this short time also earned her Master Captains license.
Haylee has plans of traveling the Caribbean.
Haylee's saying is (Tell me I can't do it).
CFO/CPA Accounting Master
Kim has worked as a CPA, and Finance Director for several state government agencies during her career. While she loved her career she wanted more than just a desk in her life. So she decided to check out scuba diving.
Kim then met the good Capt. Jerry as a dive student in Mexico Beach, Florida. After completing her advanced diver certification, Kim decided to ask the good Captain out for a few drinks after a dive trip. Well, it just so happened that the good Capt. Jerry had his eye on Kim as well. It worked out in Kim's favor after pursuing the young Capt. for many, many years, she final won then big door prize! Kim is now Mrs. Capt. Jerry Williams.
She is the back bone of Keys Huka Dive. With Kim's extensive experience in financial management as well as early childhood development, she's keeping the business and the good Capt. Jerry in order. Although Kim holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Florida State, she still whishes she could be a Florida Gator.
Play the long game ladies!
Destiney Signed on with Huka Dive in November 2019.
She has worked at full speed ahead all while holding down a full time job.
On Destiny's first dive Capt. Jerry said she was a true natural diver.
She and Capt. Haylee have been friends since 5th grade. They plan to travel the state, and the Caribbean diving and breaking hearts.
Destiny's motto is ( I want to be like Capt. Jerry when I grow Up)
Kasey found his way to keys Huka dive after following a tinder girl from Texas to Florida. Luckily he came equipped with his marine biology degree from Texas A&M & years of experience working as a diver at the Texas aquarium. Kasey soon fulfilled his lifelong dream of being a boat bottom cleaner and immediately began perfecting boat bottoms in a myriad of marine environments. He can identify any fish on the reef and will be the first to hand you a beer after the dive, a bush light of course, Kasey's specialty. He enjoys taking long walks on the beach and leaving his underwear in the bathroom.
Casey's motto is ( I need a sharper filet knife).
Become a Dive Master
Dive Master/ Boat Crewman Program.
Pay checks in paradise
Have you ever dreamed about working as a professional diver? Living a life style that most people only dream about?
No matter what your experience level is we can help you make the dream of becoming a padi dive master a reality. If your ready to change your life and start actually living instead of just existing than the dive master career might just be the right for you.
Becoming a dive master isn't easy, and not everyone can make it. But for those that do its like no other job out there. Your days are filled with prepping divers, loading gear, mating boats, and of course diving. Our program takes about 2 months to complete from start to end and less if you already have some certifications.
The general process involves going through 4 separate classes which are:
1. Open water Diver takes just 3 days to complete.
2. Advanced Diver takes just 3 days to complete.
3. Rescue Diver takes just 3 days to complete.
The above classes are required prior to starting the dive master course.
4. Dive Master is your first professional level course.
This course takes the average person about a month to get through. The DM course has several key requirements that have to be completed. Having 60 logged dives is one of the major ones.
One of the major training aspects that we offer with or DM program is essential boat crew training.
We run a 40ft twin diesel dive boat, and as soon as you start training with us you will also be training in boat operations. You will be taught how to drive the dive boat, anchor operations, basic marine maintenance, and marine emergency procedures. During the training period we will have you on the boat learning your new career hands on. While in the dive master program you will be trained as a U.S. Coast Guard mate.
This is a career path to becoming a U. S. Coast Guard Captain You will shadow the other instructors, and DM's while logging dives, learning or dive sites, in general learning your job.
We offer job placement services for all of are graduates.
This includes working with us (which we hope you will), and working either in the Keys or in the Islands its your choice.
After graduation from the dive master program the job market is wide open. Most dive masters are employed prior to even graduation. So if wearing board shorts to work and having a flip flop tan lines sound like your type of office give us a call.
We offer installment payment plans starting at just $50 a week. Call and we can make this career work around your schedule.
We also have an internship program were you can work off the dive master course fees.
Please feel free to give us a call and we'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Our dive boat The Journey is located at the
212 Casey Key Rd.
Nokomis, FL 34275
We serve Siesta Key, Venice, Sarasota, and all the surrounding areas of Florida.
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