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Crystal Lodge Dive Center

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525 NW 7th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3805
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Snorkeling with manatees

Went at the end of manatee season with a low expectation of seeing lots of manatees. As I expected... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
skylein
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Miami
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Great trip

The staff were super friendly while showing us a safety video. Then we went out to the pontoon and... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Andrew H
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525 NW 7th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3805
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Went at the end of manatee season with a low expectation of seeing lots of manatees. As I expected there wasn’t many, our guide did a great job finding some. He was fantastic with my little one who cannot swim; showed her how to snorkel...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

The staff were super friendly while showing us a safety video. Then we went out to the pontoon and were advised on how to handle it. Our trip started with an immediate awe of excitement as we saw a dolphin in the harbour. The driving...More

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

We used this dive shop as part of group. The location is easy to find and it is near a lot of restaurants and shops. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We didn't get to see any manatees due to the warm weather but...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Old run down shop with unfriendly staff. The younger guy that captained our boat was nice enough but the office was pretty disorganized. Despite being the only two for a manatee snorkel we waited awkwardly well past our scheduled time to leave. We had a...More

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Took the family on a snorkel with the manatees in Crystal River. We give the highest possible recommendation to the crew here. The boats and dive shop are clean and well stocked. They are accommodating and friendly. But even better, Darren and Cody went out...More

Thank Tricia K
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

We booked our tour after having been recommended by Days Inn where we were staying. We went on the morning tour which started at 8.30. The company were very friendly and helpful - we were given wet suits to wear and some googles and shown...More

Thank Susan A
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Brought the family for a snorkeling adventure to see the manatee. We knew that it was off season and the water was a little murky due to Hurrican Nate but were going to take our chances. We had all of our own gear so we...More

Thank JSmith315
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

We went out for a tour and swimming by with manatees. This was a great experience, those creatures are so nice and peaceful. This must be on your bucket list. Thanks to our captain who brought us to the manatees. This guy has over 24...More

Thank Straks
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

We came in July, so it was off season. We did see couple of manatees, unfortunately they were in not-so-clear water, so they were visible just from very close, but it was great experience anyway! Hope we can come again in winter to see more...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

When you pay for a Manatee tour you expect to see all least one Manatee. I know it is off season, I know there are only a few and they move all around the place but if it is so difficult to find them in...More

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Tammy W
May 9, 2017|
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Response from gl0baltraveler | Reviewed this property |
That really depends on what you plan on doing. If you are going snorkeling then definitely wear your swim suits. If you don't plan on getting in the water, casual is fine. Just remember that the sun can get hot so bring... More
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