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Bay Breeze works with several of the areas finest Charter Captains and together we are proud to serve the local and visiting Dive community year round, 7 days a week

We are diving and have been throughout the BP oil spill crisis. We have been focused on the SCUBA business not on making a quick buck from BP and never abandoned the dive community or our customers during this time. We are running trips regularly to the USS Massachusetts, the Ft. Mcrae Jetties and are scheduling trips to other popular sites in the Gulf plus doing Sunset cruises.

On our more Shallow dive trips like the Massachusetts and the Jetties we welcome snorklers along when spots are available.

Massachusetts trips are $100.00 per person plus gear and/or tank rentals.

Ask about our Spearfishing Charters....

Here are our basic rates:

Two tank dives

Inshore Charter - $98-$100
(within 9-10 miles of the Pensacola pass, or from shore approximately): $100.00 per person minimum 2-4 divers (distance calculations, fees & minimums depend upon the charter Captain you are booked with)

Midshore Charter - $125-$138
(past 9 miles to 18-20 miles of the Pensacola pass, or from shore approximately): $125.00 per person minimum 2-4 divers (distance calculations, fees & minimums depend upon the charter Captain you are booked with)

Offshore - $150-$160
(past 18-21 miles from the Pensacola pass, including the USS Oriskany): $155.00 per person minimum 3-4 divers (distance calculations, fees & minimums depend upon the charter Captain you are booked with)

Three tank dives depend upon the location and Captain's discretion

Tech dives and specialty dives (call for rates and locations)
Bay Breeze operates our own 6-pack charter boat. Call for times and locations!

Prices may vary depending upon the Charter operator so please call to verify the rates and availability. Also rates may change at any time prior to the day of the charter depending upon fuel prices and other economic factors in this volatile economy. During the summer months charters will very often book up several weeks ahead for inshore and months ahead for the USS Oriskany so book your trips ahead.

What should I expect on my trip?

All Charters whether inshore or offshore require a minimum of 4 to 10 passengers to make a trip depending upon the size of the vessel and must meet those minimum requirements. Most Charters will have water on board for their passengers and many will provide fruit to snack on during the surface interval or trip but you are encouraged to bring your own beverages and food on board for your trip and dive and as always drink plenty of fluids so as not to dehydrate during your diving excursion. (see the Charter check list link below)

Our Chartered vessels are operated by Captains who are licensed and certified by the United States Coast Guard and all Vessels meet USCG specification and have been inspected accordingly. All Divers booking with us will have to show their Open water certification or "C" card before boarding. If you have lost your card we can verify through most agencies within a day but NOT the morning of the charter. For USS Oriskany trips proof of dive experience is required and a minimum of 20 dive overall with 2 being within the prior year of the charter. Log books must be supplied for verification prior to the charter boat leaving the dock.

Charter Cancellations and Refunds: 

All Charters require a non refundable deposit or full payment to secure a seat. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the trip will not be eligible for a refund and will be charged full price for the charter plus any mixed gas reserved for their charter.
All cancellations due to poor weather/water conditions or per the captain of the vessel will receive a credit for another Charter on another date of equal or lesser value or an in store credit to be used for in store purchases or online purchases from www.thescubageek.net. Refunds will be up to the discretion of the management and all charter refunds will be less a 6% fee to cover processing fees and booking costs and time.

Important Notice about Spearfishing

Spearfishing can be done from most Charters within Florida State waters on all vessels and in Federal waters on vessels that have the proper licensing and reef fishing permits from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and National Marine Fisheries. At Bay Breeze we are all avid Spearfishers so we enjoy helping everyone planning their next spearfishing adventures here in the Gulf of Mexico. Contrary to what you might hear,  we are not aware of any shops that are the local authorities or "experts" although they may claim that title. Don't be fooled we all have good and bad days in the water and learn new things every day, well at least those of us that are honest about it anyway.

We don't have our own spearfishing tournament yet but when we do you can be sure that our employees and those contracting to us will not win the tournament we will leave that to the community and our guys can compete for their own shop prizes internally and still all will have fun. A tournament is about you and your chance to shine and have a good time not ours we get that opportunity every week at the shop.

Having said that, Pensacola is one of the little known secrets of diving and spearfishing and we have some great spearfishing divers here and 4 awesome shops that promote the sport. We are just one of a few and want to introduce as many to the same addiction we have and do it safely and at your pace. We offer rental spearguns to help the newbie before asking you to invest in a speargun so you can try it out and see how you like it before spending your hard earned money.

We are not rich or wealthy at Bay Breeze, we are simply ordinary guys and gals that love to dive and love to see others share the experience of diving and just want to pay the bills and make a living so we can do what we love in the process.We only charge what we must to pay the bills, make a living and of course keep our fine Captains in business as well providing quality, safe and fun trips to the many dive spots in the area.

Meet our Charter Captains

 

Capt. Carlos Faught

 

 

 

If you have any concerns about a charter company you are booking with we will be happy to offer our assistance and guidance just give us a call anytime.

The NAUTI GIRL

The Nauti Girl is a 30 ft T-Craft powered by a strong 370HP Volvo Penta Diesel.  This boat is set up for diving and spearfishing. Plenty of deck space, tank racks and storage and a nice cuddy cabin and a fresh water shower on deck. She is equipped with a 16 mi. Faruno Radar duel GPS and a nice Faruno bottom finder, VHF radio and stereo for some tunes in between dives.

 

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