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Adventure Diving
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48 US-19 Crystal River, FL 34428
48 U.S. 19USFloridaCrystal River34428
SCUBA InstructorToday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Swim with the Manatee tours & scuba lessons and tours! Swim with the manatee in the beautiful Crystal River, see manatee in there natural habitat, enjoy the crystal clear springs, and marvel at the wonder of the gentle giants of Florida. Adventure Diving is a full service diving center, offering equipment sales, service, air fills, diving tours and state of the art diving lessons.
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Sara Lay
8 months ago
An amazing and unforgettable day. Great people, very informative, flexible. Small groups. Easily could have fit all of the groups on one boat but gave everyone room to spread out on two. Dave and Dave were great. Main portion of the river was chilly, but back in the spring was very comfortable. (Early February). Lots of manatees on our ten a.m. tour. Playful and friendly younger ones and lots of resting larger ones. Glad we went with the small company as the manatees seemed to dislike large droves of people.
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Ian Brauchli
a year ago
Nothing short of AMAZING. This is the company to go with, they really care about your experience but more importantly about the animals and the environment. I witnessed other companies basically letting their guests chase around manatees and it made me sick. Smaller groups are the way to go, much better experience than being in the water with 30 people. We were able to get to a little cove our captain knew about, visibility was low and we are all worried, but when we got into the water and listened to the instruction of our captain, they came RIGHT UP to us! One of the coolest things I have ever done in my life. There were 6 of us and about 4 manatees that kept coming to play, more were more than likely in the water around us, but as you are stepping into their environment, not all manatees feel like going to investigate. I just want to thank the crew and staff for helping me to have a memorable experience for a life time. I would definitely go back and do it again! EDIT: After posting my review I saw the most recent ones from other people. I can't speak for them but my experience, I was able to contact them on the first try, they called ME to confirm and were very friendly and polite.
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John J Vargues
a year ago
If I could give them 0 stars, I would. These people were rude, unprofessional, and uneducated. We called 4 times and left detailed voicemails about our desired expedition before we finally were able to speak to someone. When we finally got a phone call back we were not able to go the weekend that we wished and were told we had a reservation for the following weekend. When we called the morning of to make sure before driving over an hour we were told that we never had any reservation at all. Horrible customer service. Also another family members name was brought up by the operator who supposedly had no knowledge of our reservation this leads me to believe that the reservation was in there and they brushed it over to pack a boat full of full price customers instead of those who purchased groupon rates weeks in advance.
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Brandon Granger
a year ago
I used Adventure Diving in Oct of 2013 after getting a coupon on Groupon. I got worried from the reviews, but it was a great experience. Captain Dave found the manatee before any other groups in the water. This meant we got in first and an adorable baby manatee was very curious about us. Came right to us. Totally cool experience.
thomas muckler
7 months ago
Okay first off I'll say my instructor BOB was a very nice guy. Ok so I bought the 2 day open water certification on Groupon for 150$ once you get there you will pay an additional 125$ for gear rental. Now this is where I had problems. I brought all my own gear since I already have had it. I walked up to the desk and the lady said there's a 125$ extra charge for gear rental, I told her that I have brought my own gear so I should not have to pay for that. Then said said " oh that's right, well it's also captains fees and processing fees. So I said ok I'll for it then. But all day I just knew that was wrong. So when I got back home I looked on my Groupon purchase to see that. ( instructors , captains , office and processing fees are all included with the groupon purchase. Boy was I mad, especially when I looked at the receipt for the 125$ charge and I stated it was only for gear rental. So she lied to me in my face. I went back the next day for a refund of the 125$ and man did I have to fight for it. They just said oh everyone has to pay 60$ and that's not for gear rental...then why the hell didn't you state that on groupon and plus that illegal to charge on top of something that was already paid for. Then they said that's groupons deal and they had nothing to do with the prices and that they charge the 60$ a day because that's the only way they can make money off the classes because groupon takes 50% of the money which we all know is BS. They were just trying to cover up their tracks since someone called them out on their scam. Now bob the instructor was the only reason I enjoyed the classes he was very friendly and treated me special.
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Wendy Johnson
a year ago
I called to schedule the tour at least 16 times and could never reach a person. I left at least 4 voicemails detailing the time and date I would like to go on a tour. I got 1 return call simply asking me to call back which was futile. I also emailed once without reply. When I finally spoke to someone the last day of my vacation, he was short with me, rude and refused to believe I had any problems getting in touch with them. They close randomly and do not return messages. I would never recommend them to anyone.
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Andrew Opalka
a year ago
My new sister in-law got these tickets for my wife and me as a wedding gift. Since we were going to Florida on our honeymoon (May 2013) and my wife has always wanted to swim with manatees. We had a wonderful time. We did have some difficulty finding the shop. Once we got there we watched a safety video, got our snorkels and flippers (I have size 15EEE feet but they only carried up to size 14) and and headed out with our captain and 4 other divers. We were dropped off first in the harbor where it was difficult to see and swam around blindly for a while until we ran in to 3 manatee. When I say 'ran into them' I mean it the visibility was about a foot. They were very calm and allowed us to touch them, and swim along side them for about a half hour. We them boated over to Crystal Springs. Where the water was cooler and clearer. The springs were amazing! We ended up seeing around 14 manatees including the ones that we swam with and those we saw while on the boat. My biggest issue throughout the day was the flipper size but honestly, how many places carry size 16? We would also recommend going to see Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park just down the road. We went snorkeling in the morning and to the State Park in the afternoon. We both say it was the best day of our honeymoon.
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Rosolino Vecchioni
a year ago
This was supposed to be a 3 hour Manatee snorkel diving trip. The trip started over 1 hour late. The boat Captain first took us to a section of water that was so dirty unless the Manatee bumped into you you would never see it. We were in the water less than 5 minutes. The Captain called us back aboard and then drove the boat around for almost 3 hours and never stopped again.. What a RIPOFF........He also made numerous personal phone calls when he was driving the boat.....Don't waste your money.....
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