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Tour 1: Kings Spring in Crystal River
50 ft. Maximum Depth Cavern Dive - $59.99 per diver rate for 2 or more
Kings Spring in Kings Bay is in the city of Crystal River and is the headwaters of the Crystal River which discharges to the Gulf of Mexico. Crystal River is about 60 miles north of Tampa and 30 miles west of Ocala. Kings Spring, is on the south side of Banana Island. It is one of the finest freshwater dive sites in the State of Florida due to its clear visibility, size, easy access, and excellent underwater photography. The Spring is about 65 feet deep and 200 feet in diameter.
We can try to book you with others if you are a single diver. This openwater dive at Crystal River is guided by a divemaster or above. Gear not included in this rate. Full scuba gear rental package is $51.
Have a chance to see and swim with the manatees year round. Single diver no problem, bring your snorkeling friends along. We can combine your snorkelers with divers.
Tour 2: Three Sisters Springs
17 ft. Maximum Depth For Newly Certified or Junior Divers
Also located in Crystal River, Florida, Three Sisters Springs is a complex of three spring areas, with many vents and sand boils that help feed Kings Bay, the headwaters of the Crystal River. These springs also constitute one of the most important natural warm-water refuges for the endangered Florida manatee. The mouth of the Three Sisters run is blocked by concrete posts to prevent boat access; only swimmers/snorkelers/divers, canoers, and kayakers can enter. The land around the springs is private and posted.
At one time, Three Sisters Springs was used by Jacques Cousteau to help rehabilitate "Sewer Sam," a manatee named after he became trapped in a Miami sewer system and was subsequently rescued. Cousteau and his crew and volunteers kept Sam in Three Sisters Springs until the manatee was acclimated to the area. Upon release, Sewer Sam swam out into Kings Bay, where he joined the other manatees gathering there.
Three Sisters Spring is closed for scuba diving from Nov. 15 - March 31 each year. There are other springs perfect for diving with Jr. Divers in the Crystal River area.
Tour 3: Rainbow River Drift Dive (6 person Minimum) booking
25 ft. Maximum Depth - $30.00 Per Person
The Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida is know for its pristine beauty and natural conditions. Disposable items (such as snack wrappers or water bottles) and fishing are not allowed on the river so that it remains in a near natural state. The facilities include a boat ramp, changing room, and small beach. You will enter the Rainbow River and then drift to a spot down stream where we will pick you up (in water dive guide available for an additional fee). There are numerous small caverns, boils, and popcorn springs along the way. There are several kinds of fresh water fish such as bass, brim, and gar that live in the waters. Diving is not allowed in the Rainbow River headspring.
Afternoon tour available when combined with a morning manatee tour, or you can book this dive in the morning. Weekends, especially in summer, can be challenging because of the crowds. If you were to order a perfect dive, the Rainbow River adventure has everything you would want - 100 ft. visibility, calm water, 72 degree temperature year round, and plenty of wildlife.
Great for every level of experience. The river flows crystal clear for 7 miles, has hundreds of bubbling springs. You start at a county park - $5 entrance fee paid directly to the park.
Tour 4: Blue Grotto 100 ft. Cavern plus Devils Den 50 ft. Cavern
100 ft. Maximum Depth - $255 for one diver
Group diver rate is 2 or more divers at $225 each
Located in Williston, Florida, Blue Grotto is a cavern system great for open water divers. One of the more unique aspects of Blue Grotto is the fresh air filled "bell" located at 30 feet. This air bell is constantly supplied with fresh air, so you don't have to worry about CO2 retention. It can fit several divers at once. While in the bell, you can take out your regulator and look through the glass at the people swimming/diving around you. You can explore the open cavern system without any more than open water certification, although it is recommend that you limit yourself to a 60 foot maximum depth. Past this point can become silty and quite dark. There is a large area for picnics and outdoor sports. The water is a constant 72 degrees year round. There are showers and changing areas.
Devils Den is an underground spring inside a dry cave in Williston, Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (10,000 - 2 million years ago) were discovered at Devil's Den, including the bones of early man dating back to 75,000 B.C. The year-round spring temperature of 72 degrees in the Den allows you to dive year round. On cold winter mornings you can see steam rising from the hole in the top of the dome. The early settlers called the place Devil's Den because of the smoke-like appearance caused by the steam. This is a good site for open water divers who wish to experience cavern diving and swim in an underground lake.
Tour 5: Manatee Springs State Park Dives
Manatee Springs State Park is located in Cheifland, Florida. The spring is in a densely wooded area on the Suwannee River. The pool is about 100 ft in diameter and is deepest at the boil near its center. The spring orifice is under a ledge near the center of the pool. This first-magnitude spring discharges an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily into the Suwannee River through a 1,200 foot run.
Tour 6: Weeki Wachee Spring Dive
Dive one of the premier sites in Florida! Diving at Weeki Wachee Spring is only available with a registered guide from a registered facility. This is a first-magnitude head spring feeding the Weeki Wachee River. Mermaids perform shows daily here, and many television shows and movies have been filmed here. Diving at Weeki Wachee is done before or after the mermaid shows - and includes entry into the park so you can watch the shows at the underwater theater!
This crystal clear site offers a spectacular underwater experience. The basin is approximately 100 ft wide with limestone ledges on either side. There are many turtles - Florida Softshells, Yellow-Bellied Sliders and others. The fish are abundant here as well. We often see schools of mullet, mangrove snapper and stumpknockers.
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