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Address: 525 Northwest 7th Avenue, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: 352-795-6798
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Scuba Certification *****

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Rented a jon boat and some snorkeling equipment for my husband and I. Got to the shop at 8am and were out on the water by 9am. The staff was friendly and helpful and the price was GREAT! Will always use them when in town!

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have rented a pontoon boat almost every year when visiting Crystal River. They seem to have the most affordable pontoon boats. If your not looking for a luxury boat but want the ammenities of boating for fishing or diving, this is the place. Crystal River is beautiful and diving with the manatees is a wonderful experience. Was able to fish... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loved it. Guide was excellent and informative. Four of us booked an early (8:00 am) tour. The shop outfitted us with wetsuits and snorkel gear, we watched a short film about appropriate human interactions with the manatees and then they took us by boat to the site. They gave us a few more instructions about protected spaces that were prohibited... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This company are your typical dive shop who do this stuff day in day out. They are experts about the area, the manatees and all the rules that apply in the preservation area. We were lucky enough to see many manatees up close who had gathered to rest. The only down side are the numbers of other tour companies and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Crystal Lodge Dive is the best! Very helpful/friendly staff, rental equipment is great and affordable. We rented a pontoon boat for a day out on Kings Bay and had a great day diving and snorkeling. We also rented their dive equipment to dive some of the nearby springs on the following day and had no problems.

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Waterford, NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat for two hours. I was prepared for a bill of over $100, $150 easily, but they were only $25/hour. Yes, the boats were a little older, but did the job, and I found their service to be excellent. Polite, efficient, and exactly what we needed. It's not a "luxe" place, but honestly, that's not why... More 

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Canterbury, Kent. United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We hired a boat and diving equipment heading out to Kings Bay, the divers dived, the snorkelers snorkelled and I relaxed on the deck with my book. After catching a glimpse at the dolphins and finding manatees the lad and lasses fished. Not realising the time we soon hand to head back returning the boat and equipment. Arriving back 30... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Went in this morning to inquire about advanced open water classes and other dive trips. There were four employees and one student. We were ignored when walked in. Nit even greeted. 3 employees were chatting with the student about sharks and one guy was just behind the counter. Finally he asked if he could help us. I told him what... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The manatees were very cooperative! Timing and weather does matter a bit so do your research but we were fortunate. Too many to count. Water a bit murky and all of a sudden you are face to face with a 2000 pound gentle giant who wants you to rub his, or was it her, belly. This is a must do... More 

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