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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Ranked #5 of 33 activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee... more » Owner description: The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee echo tour or simply rent a boat to visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest concentration of manatee in the world. Crystal River is one of the only locations in the world where man and manatee play. We are a true adventure center offering Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Padi Scuba Lessons, Boat and Kayak Rentals as well as Fishing and Scallop Charters. « less
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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The staff at this dive shop is more than helpful. I can't say enough nice things about them. They really made our trip easy. Make sure to stop by and support them!

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Capt Ed is outstanding! He made sure to find some manatees to put us on in the middle of summer, when there are dozens instead of hundreds in King's Bay. Not an easy task! I loved his attention to manatee safety, and his knowledge of the animals and area were great. Will certainly be back during prime manatee time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what beautiful springs to view in the rainbow river. Captain Ross was very helpful during the trip to make sure that we stopped at each of the main springs/ holes. He even took some underwater pictures of us diving. Our son who is a 10 year old junior open water diver had a great time. I highly recommend experiencing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Went snorkling for the first time in 3 sisters with the family and Capt. Ed, I had so much fun on this trip it was a great experience. Looking forward.to doing this trip again. Thanks Ed we had a lot of fun!!! Renee'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My twins and I had a great experience watching and swimming with the Manatee. Captain Ed was an excellent and accommodating guide and was wonderful with my girls. We will come back in the winter to do this again.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went snorkeling in the off season (for manatees) and still had an amazing experience. Our tour group had a great guide in Captain Ed and had a blast getting to know each other and the mom and baby manatee we met. He was very knowledgeable about manatee spotting and the area we snorkeled in. Overall, I would recommend this outing... More

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Bentonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went on the manatee tour with Capt. Ed. We were warned there might not be many manatees this time of year. We thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling in 3 sisters springs with the crystal clear water. Then the magic happened as Capt Ed found a very sweet mother/baby pair. We got up close and personal and it was amazing! Definitely recommend.

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Nunspeet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The plantation offers the best manateetour you can get in this area. Captain Ed is the best!! He goes in the water with you and helps you find the manatee. Also he takes great pictures and video's of the group swiming with manatee but also in the three Sisters Springs. This is not the right time of the year to... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are from Sarasota and wanted to go somewhere not to far from home for a weekend get away. We chose Plantation on Crystal River, the location is amazing. Booked a package that included a boat tour and snorkling with the manatees. When we arrived at the dive shop we were greeted with smiles and given everything we needed for... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was on a snorkel trip with Captain Ed. He did a great job! Summer is off season for the Manatee and there are very few in the river area. He was able to find several that we swam with and even one juvenile that was very interactive. The visibility is lower in the summer to be advised that it... More

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