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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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Do NOT use anyone else!!!!!!

This was an amazing trip. When other boats reported not finding any manatees Captain Joe had already pointed out several to us. This man has an amazing eye for the manatees. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Kingsland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing trip. When other boats reported not finding any manatees Captain Joe had already pointed out several to us. This man has an amazing eye for the manatees. It is more expensive but totally worth every penny!!! We got to spent and hour and a half with two young curious manatees that came right up and nibbled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This trip seemed too good to be true when I first found Fun2Dive in my internet search, I'm so glad I took the chance! Capt. Joe is knowledgeable, with many many years of experience, and makes every effort to give his customers the fantastic experience they expect - let me tell you, he delivered!!! Our group was only 5 people,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Capt. Joe was an excellent guide. He is beloved by the manatees and provides a great adventure for his customers. We all had our individual interactions with the beautiful animals. It was non-rushed and we took all the time we wanted with the manatees. Seeing the mother and baby manatee made the whole day. Thank you Capt. Joe! Something my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

When I first found Fun2Dive, I was quite skeptical but decided to go with them, and I must say I was glad I did. Because Capt. Joe only deals with small groups the trip is much more personal, there was no pressure on time and he took time to explain things and make sure we were happy. Fun2Dive with Capt.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and my sister in law and her husband went in April towards the end of the manatee season still we swam with the manatees and captain Joe and Bill were fun and very informative. They never rushed us and stayed out for hours. Had a great time

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While arranging our tour in advance Capt. Joe was clear that winter was best time when manatees were congregated near springs. Our trip was in March and manatees were dispersed, so our expectations were not high. Capt. Joe displayed great knowledge and concern for these gentle creatures, and found several for us to see close up. The best part was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We called last minute looking for a manatee adventure after seeing other reviews - we thought we were out of luck as they were booked but Capt Bill had a cancellation so he called and we set it all up. (Telling three teens they had to get up at 630 am on vacation was a treat, but after they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We truly enjoyed this experience with Captain Joe! We took a family of 5, three girls ages 11-16 and they all thoroughly loved the trip! We swam with a manatees for a few hours, then in clear, beautiful spring, and finally, with giant fish (turpins?) and a mantatee at the same time! Capt Joe's relaxed and informal approach put us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hard to put into words the incredible experience we had in Crystal River with Capt. Joe, the true Manatee Whisperer! His knowledge of these incredible creatures and the ecosystem environment made for a memorable trip. His small group approach (6 people max) is key. Don't bother with a water camera - let him guide you in the water and he... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We are still talking about this. Found Capt Bill to be very informative and more importantly enthusiastic about the conservation of these beautiful, gentle animals, he was very knowledgeable about the fish that lived in the river as well and was very friendly. This is an experience never to be forgotten and was honoured by our manatee "sweetie pie" allowing... More 

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