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"The Boneyard" is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Venice, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.50 out of 5 from 22 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 26-30ft/8-9m. The average visibility is 5-10ft/2-3m.

The "Boneyard" is located off Venice, Florida , a city which is sometimes referred to as the "Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World". The town even has a special event celebrating this once a year in April. It was thought that there was a river in prehistoric days that emptied out into the ocean in the Venice area.This was a Megaladon shark feeding site,thus the reason for such a large collection of teeth and bones here. It is easy to see how divers have become addicted to hunting the Megalodon teeth when you know that one you found has not been seen or touched by man for millions of years. Divers come from all over the world to hunt for them. Water conditions can range from top to bottom visibility to as little as 2-3 feet depending on time of year. Water temperature can be as low as 52 in January or in August as high as 84. Water depths of 20 to 30 feet allow each dive to last as long as 90 minutes, depending on the time of the year. The best time of year to dive here is during the months of April, May and June. Divers use many ways to hunt for teeth. Some go straight off the beach, others use kayaks to get farther out and even bring extra tanks with them. The easiest way to avoid the mile swim, is take a charter which takes you right to the area . The larger teeth seem to be found further out than a normal beach dive would allow. The dive charters know where to take you and more important where not to take you. Charters can range from 50 to 80 dollars for a half day, two tank dive. One megalodon tooth can go for as high as $1000.00 to collectors. But for most divers, including me, these teeth are priceless. It’s the thrill of the hunt , the discovery and unearthing of these amazing prehistoric shark teeth.

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ddtwdmb - 4/09/2018 1:48 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/19/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
This was my first dive since getting my open water certification. I was way over weighted due to using my new bcd for the first time and apparently wasn’t getting all the air out. Once on the bottom we swam north against the current looking for teeth. We found about 5 megalodon teeth, the largest being about the size of my hand, another diver found a mammoth jaw bone and a few teeth. We went with Aristakat Charters and the guys were great, really helpful and friendly.
EAustin494 - 4/01/2018 6:39 PM
Rating Added: 3
I live in Venice so I have done many beach dives here. The Viz is generally not good, usaly less then 8’ but if you are looking for sharks teeth and fossils it is the best! the further out you go the bigger they are. Service club was the best place to enter but was destroyed in a fire 02/18. any of the beaches are good though!
Cabalo - 8/06/2017 9:16 AM
Rating Added: 3
It’s a fun dive but the viz and looking for teeth makes it the next best thing to solo diving. Approximate depth 25-30 depending on which part of the Boneyard you hit. I highly recomment Aristakat Charters, super people, nice boat. Capt Jamie is good people!!
Meomi - 8/06/2017 8:29 AM
I went here 8-5-2017 Alhambra entrance
Lots.of little teeth. Viz was about 5 feet and the water was super warm.
cbm369 - 5/22/2017 1:59 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/28/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m.
Meg teeth and fossils.
cbm369 - 5/22/2017 1:58 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/26/2016.
Meg teeth and fossils.
cbm369 - 5/22/2017 1:58 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/24/2016.
Meg teeth and fossils.
Meomi - 6/29/2016 1:36 PM
Rating Added: 5
Love shore diving here. I also love jumping off a boat here. I use the Service Club entrance. Good parking and showers are available.
Xstreams - 6/27/2016 6:31 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/27/2016.
Poor visibility but still fun. It’s like being on a treasure hunt.
chuckqt - 10/26/2015 2:37 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/15/2010. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
chuckqt - 10/26/2015 2:35 PM
Rating Added: 2
The visibility was really bad on the day I went there.
SharkyDiver - 6/15/2015 9:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/30/2015. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
I went back to the "Boneyard" in Venice. I found two more Megalodon teeth.
SharkyDiver - 8/11/2014 9:02 AM
Rating Added: 3
This dive is for one thing: fossils. I found three Megalodon teeth on the first trip in 15 - 20 feet of visibility. The second trip was a complete bust, with only about 6 inches of visibility. I could not read the numbers on my dive computer. You must get an idea of the visibility before traveling there.
Seadragon - 1/30/2014 2:33 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/17/2012. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m.
LoriA - 5/18/2013 4:44 PM
Rating Added: 3
Extremely low vis but found lots of shark teeth/fossils
grooverinthesouth - 7/09/2012 7:37 AM
Rating Added: 5
I went scuba diving here on 7/11/2012. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.