Venice Dive Center will be hosting a Shark Tooth Seminar and Dive. Venice, Florida is known as the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World” due to the millions of shark teeth that wash up on our sandy, white beaches. There is even a Shark Tooth Festival held April 10th-12th. And while finding these amazing gems along the shore is incredible, how would it feel to actually find one yourself on the bottom of the ocean?
Each day, Ben Schultz, local fossil expert, dives down to discover more teeth and fossils beneath the surface. Ben has spent countless hours below and has a wealth of knowledge that he will be sharing with friends of Venice Dive Center for 2 free special events.
Join us on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 for the Shark Tooth Seminar as Ben explains what types of fossils can be found off of Venice and Nokomis shores and why. He will also discuss techniques for finding teeth. Doors will open at 6:30. Registration for the Shark Tooth Seminar and Dive is preferred. Please call 941-497-5985.
On Saturday, February 27th at 8:00, join us for a DONUT DIVE. Ben will be leading the Shark Tooth Fossil Dive off Service Club Park Beach, 1190 S. Harbor Drive. Ben will take divers to a dive spot where there are fossils. New found knowledge can be put to the test as divers work to find fossils for themselves. Registration for the free Shark Tooth Seminar and Dive is preferred. Please call 941-497-5985. Feel free to come to one or both of the classes. Gear, tanks and airfills not included.
*A minimum of Open Water Certification is required for the Beach Dive. Venice Dive Center has rental gear and air tanks available as early as Friday a.m. if needed on a first come first serve basis, but please arrange for pick up prior to Saturday’s 8:00am dive.