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Crystal River Diving

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Scuba diving in Crystal River

Crystal River diving offers you a new experience as well as the best places to do manatee snorkeling. Many divers prefer crystal River for its massive manatee population. Crystal River is the only place in the world where you can swim with manatee. Crystal River deserves its name for its crystal clear water is offering spectacular opportunities for underwater photography. You can dive in its caverns to see a great variety of underwater creatures.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Crystal River dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 21°C and 27°C. (70° F and 81° F)
Average Water surface temperature: 21° C (70°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 32 and 100 feet (10 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.

Crystal River's salt and fresh water creatures attract divers and snorklers from all over the world. Its warm water is the perfect home to manatee, where you can snorkel alongside with them. Some of the unforgettable dives are done in Crystal River diving and snorkeling sites. Calm and crystal clear water is home to abundant sea life. Underwater caverns are home to many creatures like tarpons, redfish, grouper, dolphins, and of course the West Indian manatee.

Some of Crystal River dive sites.

Mullet Spring is a great place for photography. It is located in about100 feet (30 meters) east of Big Spring. The spring is at a depth of 8 feet (2 meters), it is a great spot for snorkeling.

Magnolia Springs is a cave system but it was shut down after the collapses occurred in 1963. It is at a depth of 35 feet (11 meters). You can dive to the entrance room and observe sea life in the area. It is also a great spot to watch manatees.

Big Spring or King Spring is the main diving spot in Crystal River. It is at a depth of 30 feet (9 meters) with caverns that drops to 50 feet (15 meters) deep. The caverns are a great place for training. It has two entrances, groups of mangrove snapper, sheepshead, jacks, tarpon and manatee can be seen in the site. This dive site is perfect for underwater photography.

Three Sisters consist of three springs that are at deferent depths. Spring #1 is at a depth of 8 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters), spring #2 is at 15 to 18 (4 to 5 meters) feet deep and spring #3 is at 4 to 7 feet (1 to 2 meters) deep. The springs' crystal clear water allows you to enjoy its unique aqua life. The flora and fauna in the springs are breath taking. Cypress trees, air plants, spanish moss, palmettos and other colorful plants grows in the area.

Big Spring or King Spring is the main diving spot in Crystal River. It is at a depth of 30 feet (9 meters) with caverns that drops to 50 feet (15 meters) deep. The caverns are a great place for training. It has two entrances, groups of mangrove snapper, sheepshead, jacks, tarpon and manatee can be seen in the site. This dive site is perfect for underwater photography.

Catfish Corner is a 4 feet (1 meter) wide hole, in a depth of 15 feet (4 meters) of water. It is a great spot for snorkeling. As its name indicates it is home to massive population of catfish.

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