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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were out snorkeling with manatees with captain Ed. He was really good as a guide and did his best to make sure that everybody did see the manatees in the water. He took pictures and filmed our tour and we had the opportunity to buy the dvd afterwards. It was great! We sent our best recommendations.

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American in Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our family of 6 had an amazing time with Captain Ed searching for manatees in Crystal River. It was really an incredible experience and something everyone should try to do in their lives. We went on the tour in August, a good time when our small children and college age children were all out of school. During August there are... More

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Vught, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Despite early wake-up we had a wonderfull trip and saw some manatees. Whow! Great experience and a what an underwater world. Also good info from captain which gave us enough to understand all about the animals and springs. Good equipment and underwater gear. Thanks Captain Ross for showing us this fab environment!

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have a fixed ankle but can dive well. Another shop in town refused to teach me after I had planned my vacation around this......they demanded a doctor examine me. I did all this and they said no "I was a train wreck".....(actually I am in fairly good health). The Plantation staff were awesome! Snorkeling and diving were superb....don't go... More

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Amman, Jordan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I took a morning of our honeymoon to drive to Crystal River and go swimming with manatees. We were in a group with Ed who showed us a great time and made sure that everyone was able to enjoy the spots. He carried children on his back, who were tired of swimming and took the time to... More

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Miami Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I booked this trip unsure of what to expect, not being high season for manatees. After a quick safety video, Captain Ross loaded us on to the boat and off we went. Leaving the dock he already had spotted two females and two males coming in to the channel. He quickly anchored and got us in to... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Capt ED was great! Very knowledgeable. He took some really wonderful videos and photos of everyone, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had an amazing morning snorkeling trip with a mother and baby manatee! Captain Ed Menster was able to find three manatees for our group (including several young children) to view in a tucked away cove and it was a very memorable experience! He also took us to Three Sisters Springs to further explore snorkeling and made sure that we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

One word.... AMAZING! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, fun and safety conscious. Captain Ed Menster was excellent. He made sure that we each had a special moment with the Manatees. He educated my family about Manatees and the waters we were visiting. He took amazing photos to remember the day. He made everyone feel safe. The group was small so... More

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Our amazing captain Ross took us all out on the boat to spot some manatees. After 200ft (60m) we already spotted two females and two males next to our boat. We quickly got in and got to see them from very near by After we headed to clearer water where we spotted a female and her calf. Here we followed... More

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