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Address: 525 Northwest 7th Avenue, Crystal River, FL 34428
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Friendly and flexible folks to work with

Get there early so you have plenty of time to watch the required video and get your equipment. We had a large party and they were really flexible when we decided to get a bigger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Get there early so you have plenty of time to watch the required video and get your equipment. We had a large party and they were really flexible when we decided to get a bigger boat. Called a lot of pontoon rental places but this shop had the most options and reasonable prices. Knew there's not a lot of manatee... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First July is not the prime Manatee season! We got to the dive center early and they don't open until 8 am. We had a party of 12, 2 not snorkeling. We got our equipment and watched an 8 minute video on manatees. It took a while to get the wet suits on, especially the kids, could have used a... More 

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Fuerteventura, Spain
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We spent 9 nights in Florida, our plan was quite "packed" - Miami, Key West, Everglades, Tampa, Orlando, NASA Center, back to Miami. A lot of driving and not too much time to enjoy small towns etc. My husband was quite tired of driving back and forth to different places, he did not want to go to Cristal River. Luckily... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Jerry was super friendly and helpful. Rented a pontoon for our family to snorkel the springs. AMAZING is the only word I can think of. Got there early and we were the ONLY ones in 3 sisters and this has to be in the top 10 things I have ever seen in nature. Spectacular to experience. No manatees were there... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We rented a pontoon from Crystal Lodge Dive Center. We drove it over to Three Sisters Spring and went snorkeling. Unfortunately, we were too late in the season to see any manatees. However, the trip was really fun! We enjoyed looking at all of the wildlife underwater as well as the actual springs. The boat only cost $25 an hour.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The manatee tour was amazing! Even though there is less of a chance to see manatee this time of year we still managed to find some! Even if we didn't see any the trip would have been great. The Capitan took us to see some great sites and knew a lot about the area. Thanks for such a great time!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

These folks were really nice and helpful. We rented a pontoon boat and they provided us with great instructions on where and where not to go. The staff that helped us launch was very helpful as well. The review below called their equipment junk, but I find that unfair. The equipment is not state of the art, but it's good... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Keep looking for other places. The staff here is rude and not helpful at all. Their equipment is junk. Seriously, nothing but junk

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We didn't get to snorkel with the manatees because they had already left the springs but it was a fun adventure anyway. We rented all our equipment and the kids had a wonderful time snorkeling and looking at all the beautiful fish in the clear water. The tour guide took us to King's spring and 3 sister's spring. I liked... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Anita and her husband Charlie are absolutely wonderful! Anita was a great instructor and really took the time to make sure we were comfortable and understood the proper skills. I would highly recommend choosing Crystal Lodge Dive Center for anyone interested in becoming scuba certified or advancing their scuba skills. We did all of our work in the springs in... More 

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