Top Scuba Dive Shops in Citrus County

Ready to check out the best shops in Citrus County for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 3 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Citrus County to suit your needs.
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Crystal River Watersports

#1 - Crystal River Watersports

Crystal River Watersports was founded nearly 20 years ago. The Crystal River area provides a welcoming environment for all aquatics activities. While most famous for snorkeling with manatees, we are geared for the traveling diver and all dives are guided by a dive pro. We have entry level caverns for open water divers; we have drift dives and crystal clear springs. We are co-located with the Days Inn Crystal River and can provide discounted accommodations. Scuba instruction from Discover Scuba Diving to PADI Assistant Instructor. We offer snorkeling, diving, fishing charters, boat ramp and slips, and bait and tackle. Spend a weekend to really explore Crystal River, the "Gem" of Florida's Nature Coast.
American Pro Diving Center, Inc.

#2 - American Pro Diving Center, Inc.

We offer Manatee Tours all year round in Crystal River and during the winter months we have an additional manatee tour location on the Homosassa. Depending on the time of year you are vacationing here in Florida our staff guides the manatee encounter making your vacation a memorable one.
Plantation Inn Marina

#3 - Plantation Inn Marina

We work together with Local, State and Federal Governments and Specialized Fish, Game & Wildlife Organizations to consistently maintain the best quality for the area Manatee Tour Program. There are many restrictions that apply to our dive area. We ask that you abide by all Federal Enforced Manatee Protection Programs. Awareness Instruction is conducted in all our Tour Programs. The Diving Experience in the Crystal River, Rainbow River and Kings Bay area is World Famous and every year many people from all over the world visit with us to SWIM WITH THE MANATEES! We are very proud to be a senior member of this professional dive community.

Crystal River, home of the West Indian Manatee, is one of the most popular freshwater dives in the world. Divers from around the world have enjoyed the fresh water springs unique to this part of Florida, the ideal spot to swim with manatees. The springs flow from underground and boil to the surface pumping millions of gallons of water daily, generating a force that opened caverns that vent in the floor of the river. The water is pure and temperature is a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit, creating ideal DIVING conditions year round.

Crystal River is the “winter home” of the largest concentration of manatee’s in North America (up to 350 in the winter time). In their book: Manatees, On Location, Kathy and Tara Darling describe Crystal River as follows:

“Each winter hundreds of giant gray mammals migrate from the Gulf of Mexico up Florida’s Crystal River to the warmth of its hot, fresh water springs. The massing of the manatees is a world-class wildlife spectacle… While some locations were interesting study sites, none even came close to Crystal River as a photo location… in this pocket wilderness only a few yards from the edge of town, the wild manatees allow humans to swim among them to observe or photograph eating, playing and even mating behaviors."