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Address: 821 Southeast Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
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American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel...

American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel Manatee tours for over 18 years in florida. Our snorkel with manatee tours are guided by in water professional divemasters and is just one of the reasons we received many awards from state and local educational systems as well as the National Geographic Dive Center Award from PADI and National Geographic. Experience manatee tours with all the comforts that a five star facility has to offer in Crystal River, Florida.Our trips are successful because the dive masters educate on the manatee and the manners of being in their environment while on the manatee snorkel tours. The guides enter the water with you so that both you and the Manatees have a safe and enjoyable time even if you are new to snorkeling. This can be the experience of a lifetime on our Crystal River manatee snorkel.

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Wonderful Manatee Encounter

Hard to know where to start. The staff at the shop, wonderful and so helpful. The Dive Master we had ( Miriah ) amazing. Our group numbered 9 and she was so attentive and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kate M
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Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hard to know where to start. The staff at the shop, wonderful and so helpful. The Dive Master we had ( Miriah ) amazing. Our group numbered 9 and she was so attentive and informative. Once in the water she made sure everyone had a positive experience, and even helped with getting a few photos. Definitely worth it and definitely... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have taken much better manatee tours with other operators. We were told to arrive at 8 am. Our group was about 40 people. It took well over 1 1/2 hours to get gear for all those people and watch the training video. We then had to drive and pay for parking and then all 40 of us crowded onto... More 

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1 Thank Jeanne H
American_Pro_Diving, Manager at American Pro Diving Center, responded to this review

Hi Jeanne, We Always appreciate our customers feedback,as it gives us an opportunity to take criticism and improve thenceforth , but we just wanted to clarify a few small things that seemed a bit UN-accurate so our future customers don't get a wrong impression of how our tours operate. All of our customers are told on the phone during reservation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an absolute great time, so fun! Marlin was our captain, and was so nice & professional! We will definitely be going back!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this January 2017 with nine high schoolers and three adults for two snorkel trips. Captain Mike and his crew met us at the store, and outfitted us in quality 3 mm wet suites, good snorkel equipment, and gave us a good briefing of what our day would look like. Check in was painless. We did two snorkels - Manatee... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in the winter, Jan 2nd. Unfortunately, the water was a little murky. We were told that the manatees were out in the springs to feed. However, we still had a good time as we were able to see manatees resting by the dock. Many thanks to Marlin and the crew for educating and guiding us on the do's and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captains Phil and Patrick worked so hard to make sure we had a great time with the manatees. The water clarity was less than ideal so we were headed back to the boat to find a better spot. Then the captains spotted three manatees and we all got back in the water and spent what seemed like an hour with... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us went on a snorkel with manatees guided trip hosted by the dive center. We had a wonderful time. The shop was friendly and well organized. Our boat captain and guide Phil was knowledgeable, professional and great at wrangling both snorkelers and manatees, figuratively speaking. We had a great experience. The manatees were amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

APDC is a top notch organization. Very organized and knowledgeable. Phil is a fantastic guide and captain and will keep you entertained and informed. They also had wetsuits in every size - including for my large brother and my 9 year old son. We did the combined Homosassa-Crystal River-Rainbow River package. Homosassa was an amazing experience - lots of manatees... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked an 8:30 am snorkel tour (3 hrs) of Crystal River with American Pro Diving Center. We were told to arrive no later than 8:15am. We walked into the dive shop at 8:05 am, signed in and were outfitted with all necessary gear, including wet suit, snorkel, mask and fins. Then, we stood around in uncomfortably itchy and (by... More 

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American_Pro_Diving, Manager at American Pro Diving Center, responded to this review

Hi Amy, We are very sorry to hear that the experience with the manatees was not as exciting as you had expected. What you have to keep in mind here, is that the manatees are completely wild animals; in no way shape or form can we alter their behavior or make them any more active or playful. We are not... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time snorkeling with the manatees and booked our tour through American Pro Diving Center via Groupon. The check-in process was simple and fast, as it was to gear-up in our wetsuits and snorkeling equipment. After getting ready and watching a required video about how to behave around the manatees, we were headed to the boat. We... More 

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