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Every Cleanup Counts

Every year, more than 100,000 sea turtles and mammals are killed a year from plastic marine debris. Marine debris can wrap around fins, flippers, wings and throats, causing life-threatening injuries – even to us, our friends and our families (don’t forget your line cutter!). As divers, we have a responsibility and a duty to protect…

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Summer Hours

Forgot to grab your tank, forgot to rent your gear? No problem! We are extending our weekday evening hours to 7 p.m.! Adventure Outfitters will be open Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Closed and gone diving!

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2016 Dive Against Debris at Ballast Point and Picnic Island

We need divers, shore personnel, data collectors, and kayakers. All volunteers and families are welcome! All clean up dives are on a Sunday morning. Picnic Island: June 12 at 9 am Ballast Point: July 10 at 9 am Picnic Island: August 28 at 9 am Ballast Point: September 11 at 9 am Picnic Island: November…

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Adventure Outfitters Represents at 2016 Interbay Spearfishing Challenge

This Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Adventure Outfitters will attend the 2016 Interbay Spearfishing Challenge, hosted by the Florida Skin Divers Association. This annual tournament is great for spearfishermen and spearfisherwomen who free dive and for those who are limited to their kayaks or jon boats, although the tournament is open to…

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Happy Holidays from Adventure Outfitters!

Thanks to those who joined us for our Venice Holiday Dive last weekend! We had a lot of fun on our scavenger hunt and all those who attended, were able to get some great prizes! Just a heads-up that this Saturday, Dec. 19, Adventure Outfitters will hold its annual Holiday Sale and Fish Fry! The…

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Becoming a Better Diver

Improve your skills, meet new people, look for a new dive adventure! Maybe you want to learn how to be sleeker and more streamlined while stalking fish? Ever wanted to learn how to navigate without depending on a divemaster? Perhaps you want more practice diving off a boat, in a spring or through a fast current?…

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July 26: Rainbow River Night Dive

Join us Saturday night July 26, for our Rainbow River Night Dive, a drift dive down a 6-mile river flowing South from a headspring near Dunnellon pumping hundreds of gallons of fresh water per day. Before merging with the Withlacoochee, the river conjoins with several smaller springs – making this the perfect shallow drift dive of only 15 to 20-feet deep. Divers start…

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Gearing Up: Tips for long-lasting gear

As you’ve probably noticed, summer is already approaching the Bay! As you are lugging out your gear packed away during the winter, you might notice some of it may be missing, damaged, worn or frayed. Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve had your gear serviced or maybe your tanks need filling or a visual…

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5 Activities to Get You in the Water This Summer

OK, so maybe you already have your Open Water certification or you have gone diving a time or two. The water temperature is rising! Here are a few other adventures that await you to check off your bucket list this summer. Spearfishing Ever wanted to catch the big one? Tired of the rod and reel?…

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Meet the New Adventure Outfitters

In case you weren’t around last weekend, a lot has changed! Rain and all, we managed to relocate – not far – to the South end of Manhattan Plaza at 4352 S. Manhattan Ave. A big thank you to everyone who helped us move including Leon Watts, Kelly Schindler Watts, Mark Platau, Tom Halliwell, (who…

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