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Manatees in Florida January 29th thru January 31st and February 26th thru February 28th
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Swim with Manatees, Drift Rainbow River

Boat Manatee This trip finds us in the charming town of Crystal River, Florida for a weekend of snorkeling and diving.  This trip is suitable for all members of the family as there is no minimum age, and snorkeling activities in easy conditions are available for non divers.


  • 2 Nights Hotel double occupancy
  • Manatee Snorkel Excursion
  • Drift Dive in Rainbow River (Divers and Snorkelers)
  • Dives in Devil's Den Spring (Divers only)
Enjoy a weekend on the nature coast.

Saturday morning, we will swim with the Manatees in Crystal River and enjoy an unforgetable encounter with these gentle creatures.  This is a delight the whole family can enjoy together.  Saturday afternoon, we meet the boat and catch a ride up to the head waters for a leisurely drift down Rainbow River. See bubbling sand as the water surfaces in hundreds of places along the spring basin.  Hang out with schools of curious sunfish. Look out for turtles and bowfin nestled amongst the grasses and if you are lucky a gar fish.

Sunday morning, we have a unique opportunity to dive Devil's Den Spring, where an underground spring surfaces in a dry cave.  With clear water and comfortable 72 degree water you'll find open water and cavern diving at it's best and will be fascinated by the rock formations with stalactites and 33 million year old fossil beds, truly a natural wonder.  On cold winder mornings the steam from the warmer water can be seen rising from the cavern's chimney

Trip Price

Not included: Transportation, Meals, Tips

  • $335 Divers (double occupancy - includes tanks and weights)
  • $250 Snorkelers (double occupancy - includes equipment rental)
Certification dives for student divers

As with all of our Florida Springs trips this is an instructor led trip, which enables those wishing to complete their certificaton dives to do so in some of the most favorable conditions possible.  The water here is some of the clearest anywhere and at a constant 72 degrees it is wonderfully confidance building for the new diver.

If you are working towards your Master Scuba Diver rating why not have an adventure dive signed off towards your Advanced Open Water?