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Address: 48 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL
Phone Number: 352-794-7227
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Manatee adventures

An incredible day swimming with the manatees. Captain jolly was an outstanding captain and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, super courteous and even was willing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gina G
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible day swimming with the manatees. Captain jolly was an outstanding captain and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, super courteous and even was willing to drop us off at our hotel dock. We especially like that they only take a small groups. Saw numerous Manatee and several of them approached us to be touched. Strongly recommend... More 

Thank Gina G
Lakeland, Florida
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This was a great snorkeling tour! You can really get up close and personal with the manatees, all while respecting their habitat and rest. We floated around and were lucky enough to have some really friendly manatees come up to us! If you're looking to do a manatee tour, definitely find one in Crystal River and go during manatee season... More 

Thank PieCity
Crystal River, Florida
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Unprofessional Captains treat manatees and people badly on the water. Its a shame that companies like this still continue to harm the perception of swimming with manatees. Captains will forcefully promote "petting the manatees" and make no effort to collaborate with other people and/or businesses on the water. Manatees are overly touched, chased, and harassed as the Captain tells their... More 

4 Thank Emily M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My son and I went to Adventure Diving to take the NASE Open water course and had a great time. The Instructors were personable and very informative. They took time to give hands on training to my son and myself. The experience was so worth the time and money. I would (and have) told me friends and family. I am... More 

1 Thank HunterCurry
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Jo was our guide and he was very knowledgeable of the manatees. While he repeated some things a couple times, you could tell he really wanted us to have a great time. We were out for 3 hours and got a chance to touch and see a couple.

1 Thank GCGal12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I along with five friends of ours decided to take a Scuba class. After checking with several companies we selected Adventure Diving for this and we are glad we did. The staff was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to learn from. It was very easy to see these guys really enjoy teaching and sharing their knowledge. A... More 

Thank TracyL352
Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Despite the office being hard to find the tour was fabulous. Our Captain DJ was a great source of information and I was really impressed that he told a a couple of young guys to slow down (and why). I didn't use a wetsuit, my friend did, and we were thrilled to see one manatee as this had been on... More 

1 Thank bestkiwitravelwriter
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We found Adventure Diving through Living Social but no matter what the source, we had a great time! This was a 3 hr trip with snorkeling and swimming near the manatees. Our young Captain, DJ was pleasant, knowledgeable and patient with a first timer like myself. DJ taught us lots about the area, and even being somewhat of 'off season'... More 

1 Thank Mallory18
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My friend and I had a Groupon and chose the 10:00 manatee snorkel tour since we were coming from Brandon, FL. The earlier tour (7:00 I believe) had the best chance of seeing the gentle giants per the person who scheduled us. Capt. Jolly was great and we stayed out past our time as he strived to find us manatees.... More 

Thank Estelle W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I took my open water diving class certification with this company. Overall it was an excellent experience. There is an online portion you must complete before attending the open water class. They start in a small lagoon the first day, and then continue on to Crystal River the second. I felt that the skills needed to continue diving were well... More 

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