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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
Phone Number: +1 352-795-5797

The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees...

The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee echo tour or simply rent a boat to visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest concentration of manatee in the world. Crystal River is one of the only locations in the world where man and manatee play. We are a true adventure center offering Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Padi Scuba Lessons, Boat and Kayak Rentals as well as Fishing and Scallop Charters.

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Captain Ed Menster make sure our trip was a total success and we all went home with dinner.

We were 5 adult women looking to snorkle for some scallops to take home and our captain make sure that happened. He was pleasant, informative and helpful all through out trip. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 5 adult women looking to snorkle for some scallops to take home and our captain make sure that happened. He was pleasant, informative and helpful all through out trip. We met at the Adventure center at the Plantation on Crystal River, Florida at 8 AM and we were back on dock by 1 PM, tired and happy with... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

While I personally could not get in the water because I was sick (and wet suit made it worse), my co-travelers did and they loved being able to see the manatees. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see many because it wasn't the right season. Misty and Ross were great captains--very knowledgeable, friendly and wanted to give us a good experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Capt Ross and Capt Misty were top notch! Very professional and knowledgable about the life of a manatee. We enjoyed our time and were able to swim with 4 manatees. A definite return is in the horizon. Thank you!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We have never been scalloping before but this was a fun trip. Dustin was an excellent guide and helped us a great deal with our haul of scallops. He pointed out many great sightings of wild life and took the time to slow down so we could get a good look. We saw alligators, dolphin, a turtle, and manatee from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Dive Shop, Miss Frances helpful & kind to our big group ages 5-87. CAPT ROSS, the BEST ! Dive Master. He made certain each of us saw manatees and enjoyed a great cruise. The crew was so helpful & kind. We look forward to returning again !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great time on the boat with the very helpful staff, Captains Greg and Misty. Our group of eight ladies enjoyed this immensely and you will too! Snorkeling within inches of this large mammals while they munch on sea grasses is not to be missed!

Thank Baronet39
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Loved it. What a great time. Really nice boat ride through a beautiful area. The snorkeling was relaxing and fun. Scallops were only a few feet down and easy to get once you spotted them. Captain Ed was knowledgeable, friendly and made it a very special trip. With him in the water with us it helped us come home with... More 

Thank Linnea A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We chose this dive shop because its very near the Plantation Hotel. We booked one snorkeling tour in Crystal River and a scuba diving tour to Rainbow River. Excellent both.

Thank Verónica L
Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

At the beginning of the tour you are shown a video of all the things not to do that could scare the manatees but then on the tour we were encouraged to surround and chase the manatees and the captain was touching and holding them. We understand they wanted to ensure we saw them but our whole family got out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Did end of July swim with the manatees. Of course there aren't as many manatees around in July when compared to the winter months in this area. We saw/swam with 5 manatees. There were quite a few boats from other outfitters doing the same as us; it seemed like a race to see the first one. Saw a baby manatee... More 

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