Venice Beach

Venice Beach
USA East


Site Review by
 Michael Jarrells
Date: 08/14/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Michael Jarrells Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Saint Petersburg Reef:    4.00
State:   FL Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   13 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.92
My wife and I visited Venice a few more times. We are learning to read the weather better. All three of the last times were favorable. Two had good sea and visibility, but one didn't make any sense. I think someone is currently dredging. For the first two dives, visibility was good and the sea conditions were excellent. I discovered a reef, saw a Queen Conch, Sheepshead fish, what may have been a scorpion fish, various shells, and unidentified fish. In the last of our three dives there were 10 other dive teams in the water when we started our dive. The sea conditions were good and visibility was good close to shore, but it worsened the further out we went. We decided to turn around when we couldn't see where we were going. We went as far as 17 feet. Even with poor visibility we still saw a decorator crab, hundreds of snails, an unidentified fish, lots of sand dollars, and we were both cleaned by a Sharksucker. We didn't have the pleasure of seeing other divers or sharks once we went down.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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