Friday, March 3rd, 2017 09:00 AM
By: Immersed Scuba
We will be staying at the Beautiful Waterfront Best West Crystal River. This hotel is conveniently located on the water and is where we load our privately chartered boats to see the manatees.
Saturday is full of fun for everyone!
After breakfast at the hotel, we will load the boats and our staff will guide you in the search for manatees! We will be on the water from 8am to Noon. This is a perfect time for the entire family to get in the water and snorkel with manatees. Unlike most tours, by renting the entire boat, we get to spend hours of time interacting with the manatees. Manatees are so inquisitive you will fall in love with them instantly! Water temperature is 72, but the air will be chilly so please bring a 3mm-5mm wet suit. If you don’t have one that’s ok, the dive shop located at the hotel has them availablefor rent.
Any one that still has energy can join Dale at Devils Den. This dive site is one of the most interesting in the US. To enter the dive site, you have to go down stairs through a little cave opening where the lagoon awaits you. Once down the stairs, there are decks, waist deep, to put on your fins. When you look up you can see the sky through an opening above you. This gives you the feeling of being under the earth but with the reassurance you can see the sky. This is Zach's favorite spring in Florida. It is a great place to dive for fun, do check off dives, or build confidence diving through swim throughs. Water temp is 72 and the bottom does not silt up.
Snorkeling is also welcome but you have to be 6 years old.
Sunday Morning we wrap up this great weekend with breakfast at the hotel, then off to Rainbow River (8am) for a drift dive or snorkel.
The Rainbow River is the cleanest drift dive you will find on our coast. Water temp is 72 and the visibility is 30-50 FEET in a river! This is a great time for divers to do their drift dive check off dive or just fun dive. Dale will be leading the divers. The drift takes approximately 80 mins. After we are done we will take a group photo then head back to TN.
This is an action packed weekend for everyone in the entire family.
Cost per Diver $450
Includes entry into all parks, guided snorkel with manatees, guided dives, gear, tank rentals and fills, 2 night Hotel stay (double occ), and continental breakfast.
Includes entry into all parks, gear rental, guided snokel with manatees, Devils Den snorkel, guided drift snorkel.
If no lodging is needed reduce the price by $140.