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Fun 2 Dive Scuba, Snorkeling and Manatee Tours

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Address: 618 South Laurel, Sanford, FL 32771
Phone Number: +1 888-588-3483
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Description: Fun 2 Dive / Capt Joe is a Professional Eco-tour guide service that has...
Fun 2 Dive / Capt Joe is a Professional Eco-tour guide service that has been guiding customers for the past 31 years. We also offers Scuba / Snorkeling tours and training through out Florida. For the certified scuba divers we dive wrecks, reefs, caverns and springs. For a true Florida Eco-Adventure and my favorite, our manatee snorkeling trip which is offered only as a full day tour, with a very small group up to 6 people. This is great for the whole family 3 years an up, is all-inclusive and the best thing is NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Only Capt Joe runs this tour, and is a certified in-water guide and Instructor from several accredited agencies. Since we run this as a Eco-Tour Capt Joe is also a Florida Naturalist from the University of Florida / IFAS To a full scuba certification, and many specialty classes from top rated Instructors. Our shop / office is centrally located in Sanford Florida. To meet at the shop reservations are required, since we're the guides and do not hire outside help. The Sanford locates is where we conduct all scuba diver training, snorkeling and swimming lessons. Our trips, range from the Orlando area, Crystal River, and West Palm Beach. Depending on which tour you decide to take. We can meet you at the shop or at the boat, which is ever easier for you. Most of our trips are with in 1.5 hours of Orlando. Thanks for looking! Capt Joe
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Best day of the holiday!!!!

It took 2hrs to drive from Orlando, and it was so worth it. We had corresponded with Capt Joe a couple of months ago to book the trip, you knew then that this was a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It took 2hrs to drive from Orlando, and it was so worth it. We had corresponded with Capt Joe a couple of months ago to book the trip, you knew then that this was a very professional person. We got sent the Manatee safety video to watch, and yes we did get asked questions when we met Capt. Joe to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Crystal River is one of two protected reserves in Florida that allow tours to see manatees. It's two hours from Orlando and is closer to Tampa. Manatee tours aren't exciting relative to Florida's amusements, but it's a nice getaway from the crazy crowds. Captain Bill was exceptional, interesting, and passionate about Florida's natural habitats and marine life. A long time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Capt. Joe is very professional, safe, and experienced while still being cool, friendly, and personable. His excursions are excellent for the experienced and newcomer as well. My friends and I had a wonderful time under Capt. Joe's supervision. I would recommend fun 2 dive to anyone that is looking to see Florida, naturally!

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Hi Captain Joe, Diamond Geezer, Top Bloke, It has taken me nearly 12 months to write this review but here goes. We booked after my daughter had read the reviews on TripAdvisor, she is a real conservationist and wanted someone with the same ethics towards wildlife. Booking was easy and Captain Joe answered all my many questions before we went... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There are no words to truly describe how perfect our day was w/Capt. Bill Wilson. He was an amazing captain...there were five on the boat = my husband & I + another couple + Capt Bill, which made the adventure really personal. He provided great snacks & drinks. We were warned that it is the off-season (7/28/2015), but he still... More 

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Dandridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

How many people get to swim with manatee for their birthday?? I did! Captain Bill did an amazing job finding us manatees. I believe we saw about 15 in all, including a mating pod and a mother with her day old calf. Bill was very knowledgable about the area and the manatees. The boat trip was very peaceful and serene... More 

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Epsom, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Captain Bill is not out to get rich. He cares about his guests and the animals. This is the best possible Manatee cruise you can have. If you want to harass the animals, or act like an idiot, this is not your cup of tea. If you want to enjoy a swim with these wonderful creatures, Captain Bill is your... More 

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Ozark, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

While vacationing in Orlando we decided to take our teenage boys to see manatees. Our youngest described his experience as one of the coolest things he's ever done! Captain Bill hit the jackpot when he found a mantee all by itself in Jurassic Cove for us to swim and interact with. It's pretty hit and miss as far as seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We made a tour with Captain Bill Wilson. Eventhough it was during the summer time, when the chance isn't that good to find them, Bill was able to find some. We really enjoy that he takes only small groups in respect to the animals. In this way they don't feel stressed what gives you the time to come close to... More 

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was looking to swim with manatees. We were only going to be in Florida in June and I did not realize that was NOT manatee season. I did NOT want a cattle boat- where they stick 30+ people on the boat and there is NO personal attention. So after researching and reading reviews I went with Capt. Joe Detrick... More 

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