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Plantation on Crystal River's Adventure Center is the best waterside full-service marina and dive shop facility, offering slips for guests of our resort hotel, boat rentals, boat ramp and charter options with some of the area's best captains for fishing, birding, sightseeing, diving, and manatee tours. Located on the headwaters of the Crystal River at Kings Bay, we offer the most convenient and easiest access to Kings Bay and surrounding springs, including Weeki Wachee and Rainbow River.
Crystal River Diving
When it comes to diving in Florida, it doesn’t get much better than Crystal River. Featuring crystal-clear water, an average year-round temperature of 72 degrees (hot spring-fed waters), underwater caverns, and a wide variety of wildlife such as tarpons, redfish, grouper, dolphins, and one of the largest concentrations of the West Indian Manatee. From November through March, be prepared to meet the gentle giant of the river, the Florida manatee, source of the mermaid legend.
Rainbow River and Weeki Wachee Diving
You will also want to experience the excellent Florida diving at Devil’s Den, Blue Grotto, and Rainbow Springs, named for its amazing variety of multi-colored fish and plants. These sites are within easy driving distance, which makes us one of Florida's most popular destinations for final check-out dives. If you're inclined, head down to the famous Weeki Wachee area and experience the best of old Florida and its beautiful waters.
Discover Florida Springs Diving
“But I don’t scuba,” you say? We offer expert professional instruction that allows you to become a certified scuba diver in just three days. And for experienced divers, our shop offers the latest equipment and accessories to make your Crystal River dive the very best. If time or interest in learning to dive isn't your style, then try snorkeling in the glassy shallows of the Crystal River, where you’ll most likely see a Florida manatee or two!
The winter, when our spring-fed waters are at a constant 72 degrees, especially draws hundreds of these gentle giants as they seek warmth. We have a variety of dive tours, boat rides, and snorkeling options, all available with great hotel accommodation and breakfast packages too. So make us your marina and diving choice to enjoy all of the wonderful water experiences of Florida's nature coast, a water lover's paradise!