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Crystal Lodge Dive Center

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525 NW 7th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3805
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Captain Darren and the team for a great morning. We spotted a lot of manatees and managed to get close up to a couple in the water.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikemX7796EI
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience for our first time swimming with the manatees. There were not many to see but we did manage to catch up with one and her baby!! It was fascinating!! Our tour guide was amazing and we got to see one of John Travolta’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 318lakishaw
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The crystal lodge dive shop is the best in crystal river. We always find what we need. My son forgot his dive booties this year and we worried he would not be able to scallop. Crystal lodge had his size and they were reasonably priced....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mbs33409
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Summary: I've never encountered such an arrogant, unprofessional attitude from dive shop employees. I will go out of my way to avoid this place in the future and suggest you do the same. ================================== Here's what happened: I wanted to dive on vacation with 2...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

The service here is amazing! We had a BCD inflator fitting blowout. Dakota fixes it for us while we waited. Saved a $400 BCD from being trashed. Also found us a replacement dive computer casing from Their extensive supply of used parts. Could rent a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melissa O
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Josh was awesome, super friendly and relaxed. Wide selection of gear, T-shirt’s, and tourist trinkets. Snorkeling tours out of this shop, too. While retail staff was friendly, they were not as knowledgeable about dive gear, but got us the help we needed. If you are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melissa O
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Mom and I went out on a Monday morning and had the boat to our self. Our guide was Judge and he was very friendly. He made sure we found a spot with manatee and had plenty of time to swim with them. The experience...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bethany T
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We did a walk in at crystal lodge dive Center and booked a snorkelling tour the same day. It being low season we ended up being the only ones on the boat and pretty much had a private tour! During this season it’s much less...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kristin W
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Went at the end of manatee season with a low expectation of seeing lots of manatees. As I expected there wasn’t many, our guide did a great job finding some. He was fantastic with my little one who cannot swim; showed her how to snorkel...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank skylein
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

The staff were super friendly while showing us a safety video. Then we went out to the pontoon and were advised on how to handle it. Our trip started with an immediate awe of excitement as we saw a dolphin in the harbour. The driving...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Tammy W
May 9, 2017|
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Response from gl0baltraveler | Reviewed this property |
That really depends on what you plan on doing. If you are going snorkeling then definitely wear your swim suits. If you don't plan on getting in the water, casual is fine. Just remember that the sun can get hot so bring... More