Many Calypso divers want to hunt for giant megalodon shark teeth and other prehistoric fossils underwater, but they aren’t sure how to do it. We’re lucky to have one of the world’s best underwater hunting grounds just a short drive from Tampa, offshore Venice! As you've probably heard by now, there were great finds and fun last year on fossil hunting boat dives offshore Venice, Last fall, thirty-one Calypso divers found hundreds of shark teeth and other prehistoric aquatic and land animal fossils, including many prized giant Megalodon shark teeth.
you can do a shore dive in Venice and sometimes find small shark teeth if you know where and how to look. Many divers do. But it usually takes a boat dive to find the BIG palm sized megs and other prehistoric fossils like tigers, makos, ancient dugong ribs, and even the teeth of mammoths and giant horses! Most are 3 to 8 million years old and have a beautiful black onyx sheen. There is great joy in the hunt, and even more thrill in the find.
So again this year by popular demand,
veteran Calypso tooth hunters Ed Zellem and Fred Blatchford have volunteered to teach their unique methods via Zoom and then dive with Calypso divers who sign up each month. The all inclusive cost for the Zoom session and a 2 tank boat dive on is only $159 plus tax.
Keep in mind that you must be Open Water Certified, able to exit and board the boat by ladder without assistance in full gear, and comfortable in diving in relatively low visibility (5' tp 15'). A compass is strongly recommended and we will review how to use one if needed.
DON”T MISS OUT! This is a popular dive, and spots tend to go FAST. You’ll come home with something for sure, and quite possibly some world-class Megalodon tooth fossils! You can choose between a morning (7:30 AM) or afternoon (12:30 PM) boat. AND THERE'S MORE - 50% off gear rental from Calypso, and tanks are included! You can reserve your spot NOW by clicking on the shopping cart beside the trip you want. Singles welcome, we'll make sure you have a buddy.