Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Shore diving for shark teeth took us across Florida to the West Coast destination of Venice. We wanted the flexibility and spontaneity of diving from shore, so we booked an Airbnb central to a few places we wanted to scope out for shark teeth diving. We found some great, accessible spots for hunting!

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Alhambra Road Site

This spot for shore diving site for shark teeth was where we were really interested in searching. So, it was our first spot on a rainy day.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

As always, we walked out for a first look before deciding whether to dive. We made note of significant landmarks like this house above. With its height, we knew it would be easily spotted from offshore at sea level.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

First, we wanted to know how far we had to walk with our gear fully suited up – not too far. Additionally, we wanted to check the width and firmness of the beach.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Here I’m on the beach, we checked to see the visibility of the white three-story house from the water’s edge. Great landmark for shore diving for shark teeth!

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Alhambra Road dead-ends. There’s room to park right there, off the main roads. There are condominiums on the ocean side, and an empty lot to the other side. In all the time we were there, only one other car parked near us.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Despite the rainy weather, we forged ahead with our plan to go shore diving for shark teeth. With plenty of room to assemble gear, we suited up and headed to the water.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach
shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

As our dive was planned to be at least an hour, mask defog was crucial. We had just visited Autumn in Wachula at Stream2Sea. She gave us a sample o the Mask DeFog. It’s sticky, thick, and works for hours, we discovered.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

The empty lot at Alhambra has a large metal cover. At first, I used it to keep ants and bugs out of my gear as I assembled it. Then, post-dive, it was the best spot possible for drying and warming up my wetsuit for the second dive to go shore diving for shark teeth.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Luckily, we knew although we were diving in shallow water, with the lengthened bottom time, we definitely needed our hoods.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Stream2Sea reef-safe sunscreen is always in our dive kit. This time, we added some hefty hand rakes to dig a little for the shark teeth.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Cold, wet, but so excited to get back in the water and keep shore diving for shark teeth.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Alhambra Site Results

Ok, looking at the photo above, you’d probably say not great. In fact, I’m not even sure we actually found more than a couple shark teeth. However, we loved it despite that!

This is because any safe dive is a successful dive. Also, we were some of the first divers to test out the Stream2Sea Mask Defog and we were so grateful for that opportunity.

Also, we realized that we should have been looking for the chunky trench full of bone fragments. We probably did not go out far enough, the visibility on this weekend was particularly low, as in a couple inches, and we spent quite a bit of time going in circles around some manmade structures.

Another great outcome of this dive was our increased comfort with low-visibility conditions, and how we operated successfully as a team.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

In the graphic above, right above “Venice” there is a yellow circular shape – the point to the north closest tot he beach is where we dove.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

North Service Park Road

Our next site to explore for shark tooth diving was North Service Park Road. There is a large parking lot, bathroom facilities, and plenty of room to gear up.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

We walked out to the beach to gauge the distance we would need to carry our gear in order to continue our shark tooth hunt.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Boardwalks with picnic cabanas are on the way to the beach.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

North Service Park Road has a bathhouse. I did use the outdoor showers for rinsing myself and my gear. I liked that they had plenty of recycling bins available right there.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

We spread out out gear, suited up, applied Stream2Sea Sunscreen and Mask Defog, and went over our dive plan.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Lucky for us, we spotted another diver suiting up and headed over to hear about local conditions.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Our dive flag with the cumbersome elbow reel for shore diving for shark teeth.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

We met Ryan with the YouTube channel iHUNTdeadThings. You simply must watch their video “Ryan’s Nightmare – 2 nice Megalodon teeth found, BUT when Ryan see’s what he left behind….” Once you watch it, you will know for what you are looking when you go shark tooth hunting.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

This was Ryan’s bag of teeth after one dive – and after two dives, he had about four times as many teeth! So, we knew the site would be good.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Ryan is so optimistic that he carries a shark tooth hunting bag that measures teeth in inches!

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

North Service Park Finds

Look at that! Success! We found plenty of manatee rib bone sections.

And even better, we found plenty of teeth while shore diving for shark teeth. Since things look larger under water, once topsides, I was surprised at how small some of the teeth we found actually were.

When we go back, our plan is to go further out, paying close attention to the troughs full of chunky debris.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Sharky’s Pier Site

The tide was running a bit hard in this area, so we did not dive Sharky’s Pier. If anyone has, please tell us a bit about your experience in the comments below.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Sharky’s Pier – we were told shark tooth divers head north of this spot for shore diving for the best finds.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Checking out the distance fo the walk out to the shark tooth shore diving site.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

The Pavilion next to Sharky’s has lots of information, handicap access to the beach, trash and recycling bins, and public restrooms.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Where We Stayed

You can read all about our perfect Airbnb here: Venice Villas Studio #57 // Venice Florida // Airbnb Review.

From the parking lot, you can walk to a shark tooth shore diving spot. Also, there is a pool for refreshing post-dive swims and gear cleaning and drying.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Television, fast Internet, small dining space.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Fully stocked kitchen.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Bathroom, additional handing space.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Window AC, single window and door to the outside.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Bathroom with plenty of towels.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Tank Fills and Extra Gear

Venice Dive Center was our first choice for picking up any last-minute supplies, additioanl gear, and for filling our tanks.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

We picked up one of those huge dive flags with a shark tooth emblem on it!

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

We not only had our tanks filled, but also had a couple of them VIP’d as well as long as we were there. Service was quick and easy. Staff were friendly.

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

Gotta love those new VIP stickers from Venice Dive Center!

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

We Don’t Go Anywhere Without:

  • Deep Outdoors mesh duffle dive bag with waterproof section.
  • Stream2Sea Reef Safe SPF 20 or 30 mineral, regular or tinted sunscreen, mask defog, shampoo, conditioner, rash guards and more reef-safe supplies. Use my code “DeepWH” for 10% off.
  • Crisis Medicine Tactical Casualty Care Course knowledge so we can help ourselves. With code “DeepWH” you save 20% on the TC2 course
  • MyMedic Individual Bleeding Control Kits, this link and my code “DeepWH15” will save you 15% on your purchase. We take ours everywhere.
  • North American Rescue CAT tourniquets. Use code “MAY25” for 20% off through midnight on 5/31/20. This is a huge savings!
  • Airbnb, “Kimberly gave you up to $55 off your first trip.”
  • Airbnb says, “Deep gave you up to $415 off your first adventure.
  • Uber gives you $2 off your first three rides.
  • Travelex is our trip insurer – click for a free quote.
  • Girls That Scuba – members discount card for all things diving.
  • REI Co-op for great sports equipment and travel clothes.
  • Sailo for $100 off your next boat rental! Discount Code: “KimWa1”
  • PierShare to rent your dock out or rent a dock.
  • BoatUS for your boat towing insurance! Code: “HEWAF88”
  • RoadId for $5 off your cycling/running/kayaking/travel id.
  • Dazer Ii Ultrasonic Aggressive Dog Deterrent Repeller Dazzer – keeping dogs at bay while we cycle.
  • Guardline Security Wireless Driveway Alarm – alerts us when someone approaches. Less expensive directly from the company.
  • Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 1-Cup – you can replace the seals, too!
  • Hamilton Beach Electric Tea Kettle – shuts itself off.
  • Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker, 1 Liter, 34 Ounce, Chrome – you can replace the glass too! Dive trips needs caffeine, too!
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Thank you Bill for always being ready for the next adventure and holding out your hand to lead me through the next door! Best Travel Partner EVER!

shore diving for shark teeth, Shore Diving for Shark Teeth in Venice Florida // Alhambra Site // North Service Park Road Site // Sharky’s Beach

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