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
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
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
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
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
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.