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Address: 48 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3929
Phone Number: +1 352-794-7227
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Off Season but On Point!

I have never swam with manatees. Shucks, I've never really swam. So when Groupon offered me and my colleague a chance to interact with these gentle aquatic giants, it was--quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 22, 2016
Brianimated
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Hartford, Connecticut

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband surprised me with this for my birthday so I can't speak on the reservation and money part of this business. We went in mid November and our Captain (Joe) was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. This was one of the best experiences of my life!! Captain Joe may come off a little rough around the edges at first but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this for my wife for her 30th bday. She was sooooo excited for it! Amazing gift. First time seeing manatees. Dave was soo amazing on the phone and helped us when other tours turned me down for Groupon coupons. Even though Adventure diving Groupon is for certain days, Dave was able to help us out with a semi-private tour.... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went knowing it was off-season, but the only time we had to do the trip. We are a family of snorkelers/scuba divers and even with our 11 and 13 year old, experienced in the water and with creatures. We had a Groupon and our own gear as we always travel with it. It was a bit of a mess... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

ASSUMING THIS IS THE SAME PLACE WE WENT (address doesn't match), we were soooo disappointed. We had purchased Groupons for me and the kids, which included swim fins (that we were told were unnecessary). Water was very murky, and no amount of attempting to move in water by dog paddling (with wet suits but no fins) seemed to get us... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Obviously swimming with manatees will be great with any company. My boyfriend and I found this group through Groupon. We were staying in Daytona Beach, so it was a good 2.5 hour drive to Adventure Diving...seemed worth it. We drove to the location listed on their website....waited several minutes and called multiple times...only to find out they moved to a... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

I have never swam with manatees. Shucks, I've never really swam. So when Groupon offered me and my colleague a chance to interact with these gentle aquatic giants, it was--quite like a scene with Marlon Brando--an offer that I could not refuse. On the tail-end of our business trip, we headed on over to Crystal River and engaged in a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We came back this year because we had a great experience last time and I cannot believe we had an even more amazing time! Captain Joe was able to spot manatees from far away and we were lucky enough to swim with 9+ manatees in clear waters. It is definitely the off season and we were very lucky with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We bought groupon tickets. It worked well - because we were a family of 5 - with 3 minor kids - we had a semi private tour. We had captain Dave with us - he was great! Though it was off season we saw a lot of manatees! - and snorkled up close with. Even a mother and a baby.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Let me start out by clearing the air from reviews I've seen that were negative and why I think that was. First and foremost LISTEN to the rules of interaction with the Manatees. DONT be "one of those people" that think you can go into a wild habitat and do what you want. These are endangered animals, peaceful and gentle.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Bought a Groupon for snorkeling with the manatees and truly, would have paid full price for this! Such an amazing experience and Phil our tour guide was the best! He coached everyone though the entire experience, me as well! Will do this again when I come back to visit!

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