- Divers | Certified Diver Only Ages 10 & up
- Rider | Non-Diver Ages 10 & up
Explore The Underwater World of The Gulf
All of our dive trips are 2 tanks in less than 60 feet and we try and dive one wreck and one reef or natural ledge. Dive spots are NOT chosen until that morning unless we are going to the Circle Of Heroes. Unfortunately, we do not have protected dive spots in the Gulf of Mexico so we cannot guarantee anything other than the Circle of Heroes. There will be a dive guide in the water on all dives and there is no charge to dive with the dive guide. They do work on gratuities so all we ask is to please take care of them if they help enhance your dive experience.
If you would like to hire a private divemaster to dive with, that option is available on the booking app and it is $100 for 1 person or $150 for more then 1 diver. We understand that recently most dive agencies recommend doing a refresher or reactive class if you have not been diving in 2 years. If this is the case and you are interested we know many excellent dive shops or independent instructors in the area to help with this. Visibility and weather conditions vary depending on the time of year as well as the current conditions. We do not go out if we think visibility is going to be poor or if we think that the trip will not be enjoyable. If that is the case we will fully refund you or rebook you if you are able.
Your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of a dive with us and we will do everything we can to accomplish that. We have any and every option for dive gear and tanks available to rent. They are located at the dock and you do not need to come by before your trip to try anything on. All gear is given out the morning of the dive at the boats. Trips last 5-6 hours depending on where we go and the speed of our divers. We are not able to guarantee nitrox as we do not fill that on-site. If you request it and we only have air we will refund you the difference. Nitrox will come from a partner dive shop and will be 32%.
You must hold a minimum of a Certified Open Water Diver with your certifying agency to dive with us. If you hold a Scuba Diver card, that is not a certified diver, and you MUST hire a dive professional to accompany you. We do have them available for $100, but need to be notified ahead of time so that we have them scheduled for your trip.
About Circle of Heroes Dive Spot
Let us take you to the new Circle Of Heroes dive spot at Veterans Reef. Located 10 miles west of Clearwater in 40 feet of water we are the closest and fastest dive charter in the area to this ground breaking dive destination. Currently the site consists of 12 concrete life size statues depicting men and women from each of the five service branches. The statues are arranged in a circle with a pentagon shaped memorial with bronze emblems in the center.
The bases of the statues contain plaques with the names of service members and all have scrub brush attached so that divers can help keep the statues clean. Navigating the site is very easy as there is a chain joining all the statues and the pentagon. We were fortunate to be one of the very first divers on the site the day after they were placed in the Gulf. It has been educational watching how fast life has grown on this spot since they were sunk this past summer. 12 more statues will join these at some point in 2020.
If you want to dive the Circle of Heroes you may end up being Cantankerous for your dive trip or you may end up on 2 Shea for your dive trip. We partner with each other to try and male sure all requests are granted. This is the only way to accomplish this. Between the 2 companies there are 3 boats with one usually heading to that site each day. For as many request as we get to go to this site, we have the same number of locals who have already dove the site several times and would like to dive something different. So this is just a heads up, if you request the Circle of Heroes you may be with Tanks A Lot or you may be on 2 Shea diving.
Our 2-tank scuba diving charter prices are based on the distance traveled to/from dive sites. A typical 2-tank trip to artificial reefs, natural ledges, and wrecks at depths of 30-60 ft costs $100. This rate and those listed below reflect the first change to our rates in 11 years. We appreciate your understanding as this increase allows us to operate efficiently while addressing increases in fuel prices, maintenance, and delivering a safety-first focus on all of our dive trips.
Dive Trip Price 2-Tank Dive Trip – 30-60 ft.
2-Tank Dive Trip – Sheridan and Blackthorn Wrecks
(Advanced Cert. Required) Nitrox Certification Recommended. Diver must have own computer or timekeeping device for this trip.
Non-Diver going along for boat ride
* Rates above do not include air/nitrox tank rental or any other equipment rental.
Need tanks or other scuba equipment for your dive trip with us? Tanks-A-Lot Dive Charters has scuba gear for rental to meet your diving needs.
Basic Rental Package
Includes Tanks, BC, Reg
Full Gear Rental Package
Includes above items plus Mask, Fins, Booties