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Old 01-11-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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Looking for cool dives off Longboat/Anna maria for our young teenagers

I know this is the spear forum, but we just got our kids ages 13-14 certified last summer and I am looking for some interesting dives 60' or less, in the longboat/anna maria/venice area. Something the kids can dive with me on to get more experience and keep them fresh on dive skills. We took them to the M9 Tanks last summer which was fun, and just figured you folks may have some recommendations for some fun spots.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:33 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for cool dives off Longboat/Anna maria for our young teenagers

Public reefs off of Bradenton Beach. Large areas plenty to see. Shallow
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:14 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for cool dives off Longboat/Anna maria for our young teenagers

Thanks Sealark, I will check into those!
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:03 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for cool dives off Longboat/Anna maria for our young teenagers

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Public reefs off of Bradenton Beach. Large areas plenty to see. Shallow
Tried to look up public reef could not find anything where are they located

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Re: Looking for cool dives off Longboat/Anna maria for our young teenagers

FWC has the lists
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:04 PM   #6
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Re: Looking for cool dives off Longboat/Anna maria for our young teenagers

The near shore reef off of Coquina beach is a great place for the kids to learn to snorkle proficiently...which I HIGHLY recommend before loading them up w/ gear that might freak them out in a 'situation'. Furthermore, there are fish there to shoot. I've shot legal Cobia and Hogfish there. You just need to be knowledgable on the vis and tides.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:06 PM   #7
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Re: Looking for cool dives off Longboat/Anna maria for our young teenagers

The near shore reef off of Coquina beach is a great place for the kids to learn to snorkel proficiently...which I HIGHLY recommend before loading them up w/ gear that might freak them out in a 'situation'. Furthermore, there are fish there to shoot. I've shot legal Cobia and Hogfish there. You just need to be knowledgeable on the vis and tides.
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