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Crystal Lodge Dive Center

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525 NW 7th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3805
+1 352-795-6798
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Wonderful Experience with Manatees

We booked our tour after having been recommended by Days Inn where we were staying. We went on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan A
Cheddington, United Kingdom
Nice tour of the area but lacking in enthusiasm

Brought the family for a snorkeling adventure to see the manatee. We knew that it was off season... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Maryville, Tennessee
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525 NW 7th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3805
+1 352-795-6798

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our tour after having been recommended by Days Inn where we were staying. We went on the morning tour which started at 8.30. The company were very friendly and helpful - we were given wet suits to wear and some googles and shown...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Brought the family for a snorkeling adventure to see the manatee. We knew that it was off season and the water was a little murky due to Hurrican Nate but were going to take our chances. We had all of our own gear so we...More

Thank JSmith315
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went out for a tour and swimming by with manatees. This was a great experience, those creatures are so nice and peaceful. This must be on your bucket list. Thanks to our captain who brought us to the manatees. This guy has over 24...More

Thank Straks
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We came in July, so it was off season. We did see couple of manatees, unfortunately they were in not-so-clear water, so they were visible just from very close, but it was great experience anyway! Hope we can come again in winter to see more...More

1  Thank Denisa P
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

When you pay for a Manatee tour you expect to see all least one Manatee. I know it is off season, I know there are only a few and they move all around the place but if it is so difficult to find them in...More

Thank joseviajero
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great family owned business. Took a 12:00 tour. Got started a little late & they apologized. Kept us out a little longer to accomodate. Lots of knowledge. Easy to talk to. Explain alot about the water, the boats, the manatees and their diets. We actually...More

Thank Steph g
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The owner of the shop help me out two of my three visits to the dive shop last weekend. He was very helpful and friendly. His staff was, also. I went on a manatee snorkel trip with his shop and rented tanks from him to...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our pontoon boat rental. Great advice from the owner and reasonable prices. He told us about a place to see a playful Manatee and it was right on point. The Manatee came up and nibbled on our anchor rope just like he...More

Thank TallyCheri
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was a little hesitant because I had read a couple of not great reviews of this dive center. The price was less expensive than competitors so my husband and I decided to try it. We were not disappointed. We went to two sites. The...More

1  Thank VFRowe
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We arrived at 1;00 for a boat tour of the river to see manatees and even though there were only two of us (some others had cancelled) we set off right on time. We did not want to snorkel and so arranged for a boat...More

Thank pmr42
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Tammy W
10 May 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