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Fun 2 Dive Scuba, Snorkeling and Manatee Tours
618 South Laurel, Sanford, FL 32771
+1 888-588-3483
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Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Captain Joe was amazing. He knows exactly where to find the manatees. He only does small groups, there is no time pressure - you go back when you want to.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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“Great Day With the Manatees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We had an amazing time hanging out with the manatees. Capt. Joe was great, and he let us stay with the manatees for as long as we wanted. He came into the water with us to help us find a good spot to see them. The water was a little foggy in one or two spots, so he was a huge help. We never would have been able to find them on our own. We went to 4 different locations to swim with them so that we had a full day in the water. It was really an amazing experience. I would absolutely do it again.

Visited November 2013
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We took a tour with Capt Joe following recommendation from a friend, and we had a really fun day out. Despite the very poor under water visibility (August) which we had been advised was likely, we managed to find some manatees due to Capt Joe's knowledge and timing. There were only four of us on the tour, and he was patient and helpful, and you could tell he really wanted us to have a memorable experience - very much unlike the large group tours that we witnessed. We were even taken to a beautiful quiet spot where we could go snorkelling alone, and could take as much time as we wanted. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Cumbria
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“Awesome Manatee Tour with Captain Joe - Fun 2 Dive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

An amazing experience, something we will never forget.
From our first meeting with Capt. Joe through to the end of the tour we had an fantastic day. we were really impressed with Fun 2 Dive's eco policy for the conservation of the Manatees, it is all about passive interaction. The manatees are gentle creatures and naturally curious,if you are quiet and calm they will come to you. Fun 2 Dive only allow a maximum of 6 people on the tour compared to other tour companies. We were provided with all the equipment needed to swim with the manatees, wetsuit, snorkel and mask, you just need to take a towel. The boat was well maintained and had a sun roof and seating. We were provided with snacks and cold drinks throughout the tour. We met Captain Joe at the boat at 09:00 and were with him ALL DAY there was no time restriction unlike other tour operators. THIS IS A MUST TOUR, if you have the time definitely do it, it is something you will never forget.

Visited October 2013
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Sanford, Florida
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“Amazing Manatee Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my manatee tour! I had never experienced this before and was a bit apprehensive (and not too good at breathing through the snorkel gear either), but Joe (our Captain) was amazing at making me feel comfortable with the mask and getting close to the manatees. He was able to spot them from far away and was always very careful to respect them. They are amazing, gentle creatures and I am so glad that I was able to swim with them. We even got to see a dolphin swim around our boat! I rate my experience as a 10! I highly recommend Joe and his tour!

Visited October 2013
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