Keys Huka Dive
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Scuba charters, Huka dives, Snorkeling, Dolphin and Manatee tours, High seas adventures, and Sunset cruises.
charter Dives and Megalodon Shark Teeth Fossil Dives in Siesta Key, FL
Dive Charters and Dive Training
Keys Huka Dive offers megalodon shark teeth fossil dives in Venice, and Siesta Key, FL.
Your safety and enjoyment are our top priority. We are the only dive operators in the area that all are crew are paid divemaster or above. Or U.S. Coast Guard licensed
Visit us for the ultimate Huka diving experience!
Serving the following areas:
Anna Maria, FL
Fort Myers, FL
And all surrounding areas.
The Huka Dive Experience
You will enjoy a four-hour adventure you will be taken by boat, to a semiprivate beach where you will meet your Dive masters. You will then be given a huka orientation where you will be taught hand signals, equalization techniques, and gear operations. You will then be taken at your comfort level to a max depth of 20feet or what every depth you're comfortable with to experience scuba diving and enjoy the underwater world just like a scuba diver. during which you will have the opportunity to dive the reef with no scuba certification required. You will be led by a dive master. Who will be with you for the entire dive. Air will be supplied from a surface float leaving you free to enjoy the reef while looking for megalodon shark teeth.
You can choose a 30min dive or a sixty min huka dive.
In addition to huka diving, you will have the opportunity to snorkel, paddleboard, sift for shark teeth and explore a secluded beach during your adventure. Sit back and relax or take advantage of every activity during this fun day at sea. $159
The Two Tank Dive Trip is a chance to get out and dive. We have dive sites for everyone's comfort level. We can take a max of 12 divers at a time. We are the only dive charter in the area that has certified PADI instructors, and dive masters leading the dives and Instructor/Captains manning, and staying on the vessel while you dive.
Pro Tip: If you're on a dive boat and the captain leaves the boat to dive with you. Then you are not diving with a professional dive operation.
This is a very unsafe practice that should be avoided.
Near shore dives are in 20 to 40ft of water. The inshore dive is made up of reef and megalodon fossil hunts. Tanks and weights are included, If you need additional gear, it is available for rent. Cost is just $199
Guided beach Dive and boat adventure 4hr 1 tank dive (all gear available for rent if needed) for just $99.
Also, you will paddle board and snorkel on a secluded beach and sift for sharks' teeth.
4hr High Seas Adventure
Boats, snorkeling, food, dolphins, and drinks
4 hours private boat adventure from Venice, for just 4 hr$549 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 following locations are for a private separate booking, and pricing.
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. This is a four-hour adventure where you will be taken by boat to a semiprivatebeach only assessable by boat or a 1 mile walk on the beach. Not only do you get to snorkel you get to trystand-up paddle boarding and sift for sharks' teeth. Or just chill out under the beach umbrellas. We provide all the gear needed for this adventure.We provide bottled water, andsnacks. You can also bring any food or drinks
that you want including adult beverages.
All this for just $99p.p.
DIVE TRAINING and PADI DIVE CERTIFICATE TRAINING
Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor (all inclusive) pricing.
Open Water Diving $549 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. Then after a pool dive weather permitting you will be taken on a guided shore dive off of the beach.
This is an all day training event lasting about 5 to 6 hours depending on the needs of the student.
All required gear is included in this course.
Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Come enjoy the sunset from aboard our catamaran. You’ll have free beer and wine and a champagne toast at sunset. In this adventure you will depart the dock 1hr and 45 min before sunset this time will change through out the year. You will tour the Venice area sightseeing enjoying dolphin and manatees. Then as the sun get ready to set you will move to the gulf were you will watch the sun set with a champagne toast This is a great way to end the day. Just $99p.p
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 birthday, 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 Captain
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 Instructor/ Captain
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
Will is from Libertyville, Illinois where after high school he decided to pursue a career as a registered nurse.
Will had several part time jobs while in Illinois including secret agent, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and photographing goats in trees. Will then decided he wanted to move to the Florida to escape Lake Michigan, the frigid wind and rumored mob connections.
Next, Will enrolled in at Florida Southwestern State College applying himself to the study of the migration of prehistoric sharks from the Boneyard in Venice to the Mariana Trench. While Will was in high demand as both a high stakes gambling influencer and a highly skilled healthcare professional, his love of the sea ultimately won his heart. At this point it was all over for Will, he responded to a social media spam from Captain Jerry and his destiny was forever changed. Moving from Naples into the infamous Dive House was the natural progression. Will mastered both the academics and practical skills, quickly earning his Padi Dive Master. Will is also our "go to guy" for all things technology related. Captain Jerry may not survive when Will moves on to his next adventure. Will is also pursuing his Captain's license as well as a third degree certification in Lady Whispering.
Will's motto (Will Trout, there's no doubt!)
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
PADI Dive Instructor
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 instructor and explore our planet's beautiful oceans. She’s worked at veterinarian clinics helping 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 then her Instructor. Don't be surprised to see Taylor out diving most of the guys, and making them eat bubbles. She can always be found competing with the other crew as to who can find the biggest Meg teeth.
(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!
JD came to keys Huka Dive from Colorado via Ohio.
He has succeeded in a myriad of careers including ownership in a brewery in Colorado before moving to Florida and bumping into captain Jerry at a tiki bar.
Is JD lovable.... Yes
Is he a great diver...? Yes
Is he left-handed...? sadly yes
However, this man consistently finds Megalodon teeth.
He might even grab them with his left hand. He's strong enough to move a piano or steal your heart.
When JD isn't leading divers, he can be found with a beer in his hand (most of the time someone else's beer) enjoying the local tiki bars and sand bars.
JD's quote: It's for sale, 2 for 1 today only! (Megalodon teeth of course, get your mind out of the gutter!)
Dive Master and Master Captain
John was born in California then moved to North Carolina. After school he worked in construction for several years as a carpenter. Things were going good until one day he found out he was getting a divorce. While this news sucked for John it definitely set him on a different course in life.
John then drove out to Utah and became a white water rafting guide.
John then used his carpentry skills to convert his truck camper into his home were he did the van life for 4 years. Then as winter was setting in John decided to move to a warmer area and stubbled across Keys Huka Dives internship program. Well John called Capt. Jerry and arranged to move to Venice and start his career in diving. Once he arrived and meet Capt. Jerry and told Jerry about his plans to remain living in his truck Capt. Jerry had very little confidence that John would be able to finish the dive master program due to high temperatures of living in a truck in Florida in the summer time. John just started plugging away at his dive certs, and one day made the mistake of letting Capt. Jerry know he was a highly skilled carpenter and craftsman. Well after seeing johns work Capt. Jerry moved john into the Infamous (Dive House) were John got to trade skills for rent.
John is a invaluable part of the Keys Huka family now and is working towards his Capt. License. You won't find a better guy around when you need something fixed.
John's Motto is ( have tools will travel)
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 several multiengine dive boats, 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. 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 boats are located at the Escape Resort Casey Key Rd.
Nokomis, FL 34275
Please call 305-609-7725 as we are only there if we're going on a charter. Our charter pickup locations differ from day to day depending on the weather, and activities we are doing that day.
We serve Siesta Key, Venice, Sarasota, and all the surrounding areas of Florida.
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