Suncoast Aqua Ventures' Friends, Donors & Sponsors

Scuba Quest

Scuba Quest Bradenton Facebook page

 Throughout our 23 years in business Scuba Quest has become widely known and respected as a Scuba Diving industry leader. Having started one location in 1986, we now serve all of Florida with scuba dive retail store locations state wide. We sell top quality dive gear and offer Scuba Diving certification classes and exotic Scuba Diving excursions throughout the World. Our South Florida Dive Centers are equipped with the latest in hi tech Scuba Diving equipment. Scuba Diving is our passion, come share it with us! 

Sturdy Built Trailer Parts


Sturdy Built Trailer Parts- We have proudly partnered with Suncoast Aqua Ventures to support the protection and cleanliness of our local marine environment. Suncoast Aqua Ventures launches Beach and Reef Clean Ups in the Manatee and Sarasota Area with the gathered support of local businesses and volunteers. While Trailer Parts is our business, we all love Boating, Fishing, and Diving these beautiful Gulf Waters. Each Year this relationship grows, and the impact these conservation efforts have increases. 

Dive Florida

Dive Florida logo

Along with being the premier Scuba education and service center (in Bradenton/Cortez and very close to the beach), Dive Florida offers a wide selection of scuba equipment.  We carry Riffe and JBL  spearguns in stock and a great selection of spear poles and accessories. Also in stock are masks, fins, snorkels, dive bags, dive flags, dive lights, reels, and more.  We are a certified full service scuba repair center for almost every brand of Scuba gear. Check out our dive charters available daily. And don’t forget to ask about our Diving travel trips as well.  Come on in and check us out today!!



Speed King Signs 

As a leader in the industry since 2000, Speed King Signs has a wealth of knowledge and experience in everything related to the manufacturing of fantastic products. We operate on a global scale, providing a variety of companies and individuals with quality products and innovations. The industry is constantly changing, so it’s important that we keep up with the latest advancements.

Adventures In Diving STX


Cheryl Huntsinger has been supplying businesses like yours with Promotional Products and Advertising materials, Furniture and General supplies for over 25 years!  She has a strong commitment to her clients and in serving their business needs with  competitive prices and service second to none!  No matter the size of your business, or the task at hand, rest assured Cheryl will find the SOLUTION! 

Ed Kinkopf, Realtor

Contact information for Ed Kinkopf, Realtor in Manatee County Florida

Ed Kinkopf - 2018 & 2019 People's Choice Award Winner for Favorite Real Estate Agent. Ed has gained a reputation for delivering exceptional customer service to his buyers and sellers and is proud to be a member of Wagner Realty's team of professionals! With 30 years of real estate sales and lending experience, Ed is ready, willing, and able to help with all your real estate needs! 

Call Ed at 941 720-5488! 

It's YOUR Move!

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware

Picture of Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware Lakewood Ranch Store

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware represents more than 60 years of fine service. The first Crowder Bros. Hardware store was founded in 1955 by John and Chester Crowder.  Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 4,600 stores in 50 states and more than 70 countries. As part of a cooperative, every Ace Hardware store is independently owned, unique, and tailored to meet the needs of the community.

Cloud Pest Control

Cloud Pest Control logo

Cloud Pest Control's Customer Service Mission: Eliminating Life’s Pests.™ Our goal with all customers is to listen to your needs, determine your specific problems and then professionally and promptly help you solve them with reliable and affordable pest control service. When it comes to pest control, you want a company that can you can trust. The Cloud family has been providing affordable and professional pest control services since 1934.

CCA Florida

CCA Star Program w Yamaha

The 5th Annual CCA Florida STAR kicked off in Florida and encourages thousands of anglers of all ages to fish, photograph and release their catch for a share of $500,000 in prizes.  CCA Florida, dedicated to marine fisheries conservation, education and advocacy, organizes the 101-day fishing event, which targets 11 species in 17 divisions, with most winners determined by a random drawing and encourages participants to protect and conserve Florida’s fisheries for future generations.  

Reef Ball Foundation

Reef Ball Foundation logo

The Reef Ball Foundation is an international non-profit foundation whose mission is to rehabilitate and to protect our world's ocean ecosystems through the development and use of ecologically sound designed reefs and related systems. We emphasize on-going research, public education, community involvement, and reefs that promote and support natural species diversity and population density

Shark Banz


We are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Originally focused on sharks, our research has expanded to include studies of human cancer using The world's first active shark deterrent band. Designed for beachgoers, swimmers and surfers, Sharkbanz use patented magnetic technology developed by marine biologists to deter predatory shark species. *Sharkbanz Technology has been verified by an independent third-party analysis group at the prestigious School of Coastal Environment Department of Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University. View our Research here

  • EFFECTIVE - Technology based on proven science,
  • SIMPLE - No batteries, no charging; always on   
  • AFFORDABLE - Safety for everyone


Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.

ReelCycle Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  engages in thought provoking cleanup and disposal programs which offer practical, real world sustainable solutions to preserve and restore the marine environment.    ReelCycle aims to partner with  non-profit organizations, businesses, trade associations, individuals and governmental organizations.    This commitment leads to the conservation of our world's waterways and marine environment.  

TDS Construction


TDS Construction, Inc is a family owned business that has specialized in retail, restaurant, and office building construction for the past 24 years and have completed over 2,500 projects nationwide. TDS Construction has worked in 46 states, as well as Puerto Rico.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar


At Anna Maria Oyster Bar, the fun and friendly atmosphere you experience  comes from the warm smiles and great food our wonderful loyal staff serves up to our guests.  From our managers and servers, cooks and kitchen staff, we aim to provide you pleasant service at a great value.

Clancy's Irish Sports Bar & Grill


Clancy's Irish Sports Pub and Grill is Bradenton's biggest and best tiki bar and your hot spot for live music, karaoke, cocktails and more! Our one of a kind open-air tiki bar and tavern is home to numerous Bradenton-area events, including our Monday through Friday Happy Hour Special from 4-7pm, Wednesday and Thursday karaoke, and NFL Sundays in front of our large-screen TV's.   

Sara Bay Marina

Sara Bay Marina

Sara Bay Marina- Located in Sarasota Florida, Sara Bay Marina is a Full Service Facility offering enclosed Dry boat Storage and Wet Slips, as well as a fine selection of New, Used, and Brokerage boats. Our expert Service and Parts Departments are the best in the area. Our number one priority is customer service and our entire staff is dedicated to excellence. At Sara Bay Marina we are raising industry standards and offering our customers the experience they expect and deserve.

Sarasota Wellness & Internal Medicine


Dr. Sheri Weinstein founded Sarasota Wellness & Internal Medicine and  “Lifestyle Medical Management”  over a decade ago  based on functional and regenerative medicine principles. “Practice what you preach” has always been an underlying theme for Dr. Weinstein. She continues to compete in various sports including spearfishing, running, Adventure Races, and was ranked All American in the triathlon. 

West Coast Carpet and Tile

West Coast Carpet and Tile

West Coast Carpet & Tile- We have been serving Manatee County for over 30 years, and are best known for our attention to detail and customer service. We have the most dedicated flooring installers the area has to offer, and look forward to improving the look and functionality of your home through new flooring. Whatever flooring options your home, pets and family need most, the West Coast team has you covered!

Caribbean Breezes


We first began with a passion for coastal and reef conservation and our sheer love for spear fishing. Over the years we have worked to develop our ideas into new products that enhance our love for diving and fishing. With the launch of our flagship product, the TOMO Double Barrel Speargun, we have come full circle to share our passion for a unique spearfishing experience with you!

Salty Printing

Salty Printing webpage

Salty Printing is equipped to print on a wide array of apparel and accessories, including tee-shirts, hats, polos, duffle bags, and much more.  Our in-house artists are ready to create custom artwork for you, or supply your own and we’ll print it on the garment of your choice.  No matter how small or large the order, we're here to meet your business or individual printing needs.


West Bay Landscape


 West Bay Landscape - We are  specialists in the design and care of beautiful lawns and pleasing landscapes. We are an established landscape maintenance contractor with superior customer relations based on integrity, communication, knowledge, quality of work, profitability and steady performance, which enables us to  consistently meet or exceed our client’s expectations.

Heath Marston- State Farm Insurance


Heath Marston- Our mission is to become first choice for all your insurance needs and establishing a personal relationship with you. We focus on Auto and Home Insurance, Condo Insurance, Life Insurance, and Business/Commercial Insurance throughout the Bradenton, FL area including Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch.  We want to help you manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize your dreams.

Progressive Cabinetry


Progressive Cabinetry- We know that trust is the most important element in building client relationships. We believe that the quality of the final finished project is a direct reflection of both our integrity and your personality. We recommend checking out our references, our customer testimonials, and asking your neighbors and friends about us. Our excellent customer satisfaction ratings provides you with an insight into who we are and how we do business. 

Suncoast Underwater Club


Suncoast Underwater Club- 

We are a non-profit organization established to give local divers and spearfisherman a place to meet.

Wagner Realty

Wagner Realty web page

Established in 1939, and with 200+ agents, Wagner Realty is one of the oldest and largest independent, locally owned real estate companies in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Our  full-time REALTORS® are known for giving you the professional and personal service you deserve. We are also your neighbors, and we do more than just sell real estate. The entire Wagner family is proud to serve our community!

Bouchard Consulting Service


Bouchard Consulting Services- We offer a wide range of services, including: New process design and layouts; New facility design and facility modifications for new processes; Commissioning and qualification of equipment, processes, and facilities; Troubleshooting existing equipment and processes; Project management; Process improvement (including Six-Sigma consulting services)



For 42 years this old bar has been serving up cocktails and memories to this island.


Bortell’s Lounge is taking a much deserved break. We’re going to give the old girl some much deserved care and maintenance. Hell, we might even toss in some new bathrooms. 

We’ll see you all soon.

Anna Maria General Store


The Anna Maria General Store is an Anna Maria Island staple and is the local place to go for food, drinks, and supplies since the 50’s when it was located at 307 Pine Avenue. Brian Seymour took over in February 2010 and is committed to serving our community in the best way possible.  The grocery department has everything you might need while on the Island. The deli has great sandwiches, the grill serves hot meals everyday, and the bakery is filled with the best items for breakfast or a quick snack when you’re on the go. 

Flooring AMI


Offering carpet, wood, tile and laminate floor covering throughout Manatee County.

3637 Cortez Road West

Bradenton, FL


AMI Flooring

Reel Time Charters


Captain Jared Mong grew up right here in Bradenton, Florida and he KNOWS the local waters. Reel Time Charters specializes in four, six, and eight hour trips for a large  variety of species, including Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, Permit, Snook, Grouper, Snapper, Trout, Shark, and Hogfish.  Reel Time Fishing Charters offers inshore and offshore fishing trips.  A trip with Reel Time Fishing Charters comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and the required fishing licenses for you and your group.

Gator Plumbing


Gator Plumbing has been serving Manatee, Sarasota and our surrounding counties since 1979. Since opening our doors we here at Gator Plumbing have taken a family style approach to business. Treating our customers like family members has helped us develop long lasting associations with our community. Our basic approach to any problem is “how would I want this done in my own home?” With this philosophy our plumbers strive to satisfy our clients needs and concerns. 

Kane Mechanical


My name is Andrew Kane, and I have hand picked the best Industrial HVAC specialists in the area with over 30 years of combined experience to provide the gulf coast with a dedicated team of experienced technicians and engineers who are knowledgeable, accountable, innovative and effective. We know what it takes to ensure your equipment is up and running at 100% and work harder and smarter to beat your expectations.

Aqua Aveda Salon and Spa


Acqua Aveda on the beach – Winners of the People’s Choice Awards year after year for Best Day Spa and Best Hair Salon. Located in Historic Downtown Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, the 2,600-sq-ft salon and spa is the perfect place to experience island renewal. Beautiful hair from trendy to classic, plant based facials, mineral makeup, natural nails, soul soothing massage and body treatments each a sensory ritual.

Contarino Construction


Larry Beggs- Reef Innovations


 It started with “Coral Reef Restoration” 

  • Over 30 years combined experience in research, product design, and manufacturing of Reef Balls.
  • Largest Reef Ball contractor.
  • Woked on marine restoration sites around the world.
  • Only contractor licensed to construct and deploy Reef Balls worldwide.
  • Continuously meets and exceeded specifications of the Reef Ball Foundation.


Tony DeStefano Painting


Marine Max Venice


 We are your Venice, Florida area boat dealer and Sea Ray experts. MarineMax Venice has been serving Sarasota and Charlotte Counties with unparalleled boat service for over 20 years. With premium brands known for quality and durability like Azimut, Galeon, Ocean Alexander, Aquila Power Catamarans, Sea Ray, MJM Yachts, Harris Pontoons, and Boston Whaler, we have the boat or yacht for your lifestyle.  When the water calls, let MarineMax deliver all of boating’s magical moments. We’re a community of boaters, United by Water, ready to guide your journey. Whether you’re an experienced boater or a first-timer, we’ll get you on the water, creating great memories.

Myakka's Gold Apiary


Myakka's Gold Apiary- Jim Cutway, a beekeeper, specializes in raw honey, which is believed to have health-boosting enzymes, help with allergies and be anti-viral and anti-bacterial.  “The more informed the public can be about bees,” Cutway says, “the better it is for them.” Cutway is incredibly attentive to his bees. He says he often spends whole nights moving them. Still, he admits that without him, the bees would carry on just fine. “Mother Nature is pretty good about that stuff,” he says. 

Grooms Motors and Automotive


Grooms Motors & Automotive provides quality car care in Holmes Beach, FL. We are a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Holmes Beach and surrounding areas. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Grooms Motors & Automotive employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.

Dips Ice Cream


 Dips Ice Cream Shop

Address: 503 Pine Ave,
Anna Maria, FL 34216

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 11PM

Phone: (941) 778-1706

Jessup's Appliance Center


After over 55 years of growth and success, we can guarantee that when you walk into Jessup’s, you’re getting experienced customer service, expert knowledge and guidance, and the lowest pricing possible on the best products available. We’re much more than just an appliance store.

At Jessup’s we build appliance experts equipped with the greatest knowledge of our products which allows us to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Great pricing and great customer care are our top priorities! Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling, or replacing old appliances, we’re here for you.

Speed King Signs


 As a leader in the industry since 2000, Speed King Signs has a wealth of knowledge and experience in everything related to the manufacturing of fantastic products. We operate on a global scale, providing a variety of companies and individuals with quality products and innovations. The industry is constantly changing, so it’s important that we keep up with the latest advancements. 

411 7th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA


Phone: 941 722-SIGN