Venice Beach FLORIDA
Find your own piece of a Jurassic World on a adventure of discovery in the Venice Beach Florida area. The Shark Tooth capitol of the world.
They are numerous because of being very dense and fossilize easily, and because sharks constantly lose and replace teeth. Over 10,000 teeth in a lifetime.
Look for shark teeth at Low Tide. During high tide, most of the fossils will be underwater.
You can shark tooth hunt any time of the year! If you are planning on diving, the visibility may be reduced in the summer when there are lots of storms.
Strangely, Venice Beach proper is not a good place to look for sharks teeth. The sand pumped on the beach to prevent eroding buried the fossils.
Instead go slightly south to Venice Fishing Pier, Caspersen Beach, or Manasota Beach. If you are a diver, you can dive off any the beaches.
The best way to find the larger fossils, such as megalodon shark teeth, is diving!
There are a few ways to dive, you can either do a shore dive or dive off a boat. To dive for shark teeth at Venice Beach, Scuba Diver Certification Certification is required.
Venice Beach Florida LOCATION
Visibility is often 10 feet or so, the depth is shallow at 25-35 feet, the water is warm, and you will see tons of sea life!
Shore Dive - The issue for some is the "Boneyard" is about 1/2 to 1 mile off the beach. That's a huge swim, and with boat traffic. Closer to the beach, you'll still start to find larger fossils that didn't wash ashore, but the wave action makes the visibility poor.
Boat Diving - Charters drop you right on top of the "Boneyard". Sometimes you may find very little, other times you'll hit the mother load!
The Dive Place can help you obtain certifications prior to the amazing adventure.
To join us, or if you have any questions about diving with us on this fantastic adventure, please call
The Dive Place on 407-517-4737.
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