Off Duty Dive Charters

Join Off Duty Dive Charters and enjoy premier service and amazing spearfishing on the Emerald Coast! Capt. Dan is ready to take you out for an exciting day in the waters around Fort Walton Beach and show you new levels of spearfishing!

Not only is Capt. Dan a USCG licensed boat captain, he also has a first mate Gary who is a divemaster and a certified PADI instructor with thousands of dives under his belt. This means that no matter what your level of experience is, the crew can tailor the trip to your preferences, and the charter prides in flexibility and customization they offer. Excellent service, fun, and safety are captain’s primary goals on every excursion.

You will be going to the best spearfishing spots on a 28’ Pro sport dive boat, powered by twin 225 HP Yamaha engines and the capacity to take out up to 6 people. The boat has a private toilet and is decked out with modern navigational and fishfinding equipment. The one thing to bear in mind is that you do need to provide your own spearfishing equipment for the trip and Capt. Dan will take care of everything else.

Yo will be going after a plethora of different species, and each of them will be fun and challenging to catch. From Lionfish hunts and Lobster expeditions to spearfishing for various species of Grouper and Snapper, you get to choose what you will target. Flounder gigging is also in the cards if that’s something you’d like to try.

If you’re planning on bringing your kids on a trip with Off Duty Dive Charters, make sure that they’re at least 12 years old, and don’t forget to bring life vests for them. You’re welcome to bring favorite snacks and drinks, and hop aboard for a memorable day of spearfishing fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $175
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    You'll head out from the Destin Pass. The reefs and wrecks you go to will be at depths of 90 to 130'. There will be 3 tanks available on this trip. Please bring along your own spearfishing equipment.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $150
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    The extra time and extra tank allow you to stay longer under the water. You'll have 3 tanks to use as you explore the reefs and wrecks of the Destin Pass. You'll dive to depths of 80 to 110' down. Please bring along your own spearfishing equipment.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $150
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This trip will have you heading out offshore from the Destin pass. You'll explore reefs and wrecks at depths of 90 to 130'. There will be 2 tanks available on this trip. Please bring along your own spearfishing equipment.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $125
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    On this trip, you'll have 3 tanks to use. You'll head out to reefs and wrecks on the Destin pass. The water reaches depths of 60 to 80'. Please bring along your own spearfishing equipment.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $125
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    There will be 2 tanks available on this trip. You'll head out to reefs and wrecks along the Destin Pass. Depths you'll dive to are 80 to 110'. You'll need to bring your own spearfishing equipment and have dived before.
  • Shared trip
    10 Hour Trip – Lionfish
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $100
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    You'll use 3 tanks, no-frills type of diving out in deeper federal waters. Sites will mostly consist of pyramids and other artificial reef structures that receive little to no diving pressure. Will hit 2-3 sites per tank depending on Lionfish population and diver air consumption. Must be an advanced diver and have boat diving experience. Please bring pole spears only. No spearguns allowed! At the end of the day, 1 or 2 fish can be taken for your dinner but the majority will go to the boat.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $100
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    You'll use 2 tanks on this trip. Experience diving is essential. You'll dive on a wreck, a reef, or both. Water depth is relatively shallow (60-80'). Dive sites are great for photography or spearfishing – please bring your own equipment and talk to the captain before the trip about your skill level.
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About the Charter Operator

Off Duty Dive Charters
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Captain Dan Pylate served in the military for 20 years and has been a certified diver since 1999. While serving he dove all over the world. He was stationed in Destin in 2003 and fell in love with the area, so after retiring he decided to come back and make this area home. He combined his passions and made Off Duty Dive Charters. Using local knowledge of the area he offers customers a unique experience. He offers you an awesome underwater adventure you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)
Hogfish

Lobster
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Pro Sport (Dive boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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