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Address: 48 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL
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Manatees swim

My grandchildren, daughter, son in law and I went to swim (snorkel) with the manatees. What an adventure. We will do it again next year. Had a great time watching the gentle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
keldonth
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Oriskany, New York
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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The boat was very dirty and in poor condition. Masks and snorkels were onboard in a filthy gym bag, and no option of having a disposable mouthpiece was offered as at other types of diving businesses. Captain "Jolly" was inappropriate with his language and provocative subject matter from the minute we boarded. The only upside to this trip was that... More 

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Oriskany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My grandchildren, daughter, son in law and I went to swim (snorkel) with the manatees. What an adventure. We will do it again next year. Had a great time watching the gentle giants. Saw a family unit of Mom, Dad and baby....how exciting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Owner phoned me the evening after the trip and informed me he did not accept groupon on Sunday, so we needed to pay more money. He was very rude. The guide was great, but the boat was unsafe and in terrible condition. It's falling apart.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good people and great locations to get your open water dive certification. Call ahead and get the online portion out of the way and then get ready for a couple days of training, skills and lots of in water time to learn the equipment and proper basics.

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Cedar Hill, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I also bought the tour through Groupon. The day I went the air temp was 34 degrees. Captain Joe assured my group that the water was much warmer and it would be an great day for snorkeling with manatees. The time and attention given to explaining the manatees likes and behavior was helpful but the true love and respect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We booked because if a groupon and after our experience are shocked by their low rating! Our captain was experienced and informative. The smaller craft allowed us to get into spots other groups didn't. We had 6 people in our boat. We each got to interact with a manatee and

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

An amazing and unforgettable day. Great people, very informative, flexible. Small groups. Easily could have fit all of the groups on one boat but gave everyone room to spread out on two. Dave and Dave were great. Main portion of the river was chilly, but back in the spring was very comfortable. (Early February). Lots of manatees on our ten... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just in case you don't read all the way to the bottom of this review, I'll say this here. To be fair Adventure Diving Tours did try to "make it right" in the end by offering us a free dive the next day, but it wouldn't work with our schedule and, frankly, it wasn't enough to improve my overall impression... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Booked tour with a Groupon (lasted 2 h 50 min door to door); there were several options but we went with Adventure Diving for smaller boats and better-quality interactions. I had actually gone on a tour with this company before. This time our Captain was Joe, who was both very knowledgeable about manatees and where and how to find them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

This is my second time driving from Miami to Crystal River to swim with the manatees this year. I will be going again very soon! Captain Dave is the best tour guide I've ever had the pleasure of meeting & his knowledge of the area is great! He took us to a spring that was filled with manatees. They were... More 

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