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Crystal River Watersports

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Crystal River, FL, USA
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About Crystal River Watersports
Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. Designated a certified Guardian Guide shop by the Save the Manatee Club, Crystal River Watersports offers a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River. Our Motto: Observing and preserving nature above, in, and under water
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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

Focus on Florida's flora and fauna during this half-day tour in Crystal River. Sail past a national wildlife refuge, a state nature preserve, and an archaeological park on route to snorkel with native manatees. This boat tour is easy with all transportation provided and gives you a full picture of the natural elements that make this area of the country unique. All instruction and safety information for the swim with the manatees is provided by your guide.
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150 to 180 minutes
from US$73.50

Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel

Spend a day exploring Florida’s Nature Coast on this tour that combines two adventures in one. First, observe manatees in their natural habitat. After a break for lunch, suit up to snorkel or scuba dive in Rainbow River. Along the way, look for many species of wildlife including otters, birds, turtles, alligator gar, and more.
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3 hours
from US$169.60

Try SCUBA Diving in Crystal River with Pool or Springs option

Get to know the basics of SCUBA on this activity in Crystal River. With the leadership of a PADI-certified instructor, you'll learn about diving theory and practice your underwater breathing before heading to the local pool or Hunter Spring to put your skills to work. This course is aimed at beginner divers trying out SCUBA for the first time; all equipment is included.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$141.33

SCUBA Diving Lesson in Crystal River (Rainbow River Dive)

You will find out what it is like to breathe underwater.  Your Divemaster/Instructor will teach you the basics of SCUBA equipment and use.

You will then get to experience SCUBA diving in crystal clear Rainbow River for your first dive. All of your SCUBA equipment is included.
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5 hours
from US$190.26
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Gitte C wrote a review Apr. 10
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Perfect perfect perfect Wonderful trip with wonderful people, Wendy and Jim. They took very good care of us. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Sammy wrote a review Apr. 10
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic experience with kristie and Wendy on our tour! They were funny and had lots of information to share about the surrounding area. They had lots of patiences with my 8 year old daughter who had never used a snorkel. We will defiantly be back for the scallop tour later this year!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Marie B wrote a review Apr. 6
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Very informative hosts and crew. Knowledgeable about the area, habitat and rescues of sick manatees. Great experience, enjoyed by all, young and old. Would also love to get everyone scuba certified here in the near future.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Marie, Thank you so much for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and for writing us such a great review. We would love to help your family to get scuba certified. This area of Florida is a great place for it as the weather is good year round. We can do all of the training here, or you can get your confined water at home and we can do your Open water referral dives. Our staff do ongoing training to make sure we are knowledgeable, safe and hopefully fun. We very much appreciate your very kind review.
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Donald C wrote a review Apr. 4
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Saw and swam with many Manatees in the Crystal River/King's Bay. Watersports furnished us with wet suits, mask and snorkle. Preparation included viewing a video of proper etiquette around the Manatees. Captain Vince and "In Water" Person, Wendy guided our booat, the Spring Breeze, to an aggregation of Manatees where we anchored and entered the water. Manatees swam all around and underneath us. Thrilling. Wendy snapped lots of photos that were available for purchase following the tour for a very reasonable price. Watersports has a gift shop for souvenirs. Wendy and Vince continually informed the group about the area and the Manatees. Recommend this tour to everyone.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Westwood wrote a review Apr. 3
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I took my wife and two sons on a manatee swim and it was an amazing experience!! The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Loved their little store front and dock house too. We felt so welcome and comfortable even with covid going on. I would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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