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Address: 2380 NW Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: (352)795-7033
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Description: Owned by Orlando Dive & Snorkel Tours,We have been providing snorkel and...
Owned by Orlando Dive & Snorkel Tours,We have been providing snorkel and diving tours for almost 20 years. Located at the Days Inn Hotel. We own the marina at the hotel with fishing charters, scalloping tours , plus snorkeling and diving tours to the best locations in central Florida.
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Great diving and service, but was a bit expensive

I used this dive center as it was located at the motel we stayed at (Days Inn). The owner and staff/guides were all excellent and prvided really good freindly service. As an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I used this dive center as it was located at the motel we stayed at (Days Inn). The owner and staff/guides were all excellent and prvided really good freindly service. As an experienced certified diver I did two cave dives, one at Blue Grotto and one at Devil's den. These were great places to dive. It was just me and... More 

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Goleta, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We came to Crystal River during the low season in October to enjoy some diving, and CRWS was the perfect guide operation. They were accomodating to our requests based on diving skill level, mostly that it had been a few years since we'd been diving. Guides Dawn and Mike were top notch. They helped us pick the perfect dive spots... More 

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Louisville
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Terrific crew and such a fun family adventure for all ages. Our captain made sure that we not only saw manatees, but that we got to interact with them. On our boat trip we had a blast learning about the Florida wildlife from the captain. The tour was a bit expensive, but we got so much out of it and... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We came to see manatees and to do an easy dive with a 12 yr old and we had a great time! Even in late spring Cap Sam quickly found manatees for our small group to enjoy and also has great knowledge of the area which was interesting to hear. In the afternoon we did the rainbow river drift dive... More 

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gulf breeze, fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We loved it. Capt Larry was so attentive with our 9 yr old & made it a special trip for her. All snorkel equipment & suits seemed to be brand new. Definitely go in early morning. Nice hot chocolate after tour to warm you up. Highly recommend this business. A must do adventure!

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west yorkshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It was my ambition to swim with manatees so on a trip to Orlando in November 13 we planned a day trip to Crystal River to do it. We didnt book, we just set off early from Orlando - we stopped for breakfast and arrived in Crystal River at about 10.30am. We just drove around and came across Capt John... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I could not have asked for a better experience! We went on the morning tour February 16th with Capt. Fred and John. They were friendly and knowledgeable. The manatee encounter was AMAZING! We got to pet them, and rub their bellies and one even sucked on my leg. It was hands down one of the best experiences of my life,... More 

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juliesstore, Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you had a great time! You are welcome to come by anytime to go again or even just say Hi! Feel free to request same captains if you ever want the same experience though all of our captains are great people. Have a wonderful day! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We signed up online. Everything went smooth. Had smooth check-in and brief quipment fitting (mask, fins, snorkel, vest and wet suit). Watched a brife video required by the state. After that we got on pontoon boats with only six guests and a boat captain (Adrian). We made our way to the springs with no problem. Once we got there one... More 

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John E, Front Office Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

We're glad you had a great time. It is always a pleasure to hear positive comments on Adrian and all of our staff. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
94 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is the best 'snorkeling with the manatees' company in the area. Just bought by Mike, he runs it like a family. The staff is friendly and well trained and safety comes first. We snorkeled and dived the sites with all the folks at Crystal River Watersports and never had a better time. The prices are great and even though... More 

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John E, Front Office Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you had a positive experience and look forward to your next visit. More 

new hampshire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were lucky enough to pick an absolutely prime day to see manatees. There were at least 50 of them, all eager to interact, get their bellies rubbed, chew on your clothes and hold hands. Our guide, Larry, was excellent, giving us as much time as we wanted with the manatees and obviously thoroughly enjoying it himself. He also took... More 

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John E, Front Office Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the tour. Larry does a wonderful job and is very good at identifying the local birds and wildlife. More 

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