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Bird's Underwater

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bird's Underwater Dive Center offer manatee snorkel tours, waterfront location, Swimming with the manatees in Crystal River, small group 6 person only tours with meals included, Manatee surface tours, Manatee educational tours, Manatee Awareness...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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300 N US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
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+1 352-563-2763
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All reviews donuts captain steve manatee tour hot drinks wonderful experience three sisters early morning dive shop early tour these guys manatee swim making sure wet suits small group great trip these gentle giants once in a lifetime
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Reviewed today

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Didn’t see many manatees at the 11:00 tour. Would recommend the 6:00 tour for better interaction.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We had such a great snorkel with these gentle giants! We did the 6 am tour, on a very cold (33F, or 1C temperature) morning... steam coming off the water! Friendly staff, well organized, and helpful! I would recommend Birds Underwater for sure! Thank you...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Both the captain and Rob where awesome made it so easy to want to get in the water with the manatees it was a family trip and everyone enjoyed themselves it was a perfect first time expierence. I will certainly be back!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Loupeys are the best guides you could ask for and Jessica is a superb photographer. We are so happy to have the ideal souvenir—ourself underwater with a manatee! What a great trip. We did, however, make the mistake of choosing 11:00 over 6am; we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did our tour on January 5 2019 at 6am.Overall this was a great trip! As the staff said, conditions were not very good in previous days, but the outside temperature just dropped the day before (it was about 60 F in the morning) and...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Early trip ~7AM, not too crowded. Saw 3-4 manatees. Guide did a good job making sure everyone had a close encounter. Highly recommend.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the manatee encounter. We were a little disappointed we weren't able to visit Three Sister Springs but it was an overall great mini vacation.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Swam with the manatees and it was amazing! The early wake up and cold temps which drive the Manatees to the spring, were worth it! Capt Brody and divemaster Rob were great!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stephflygirl
Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

If the manatees only knew I am sure they would appreciate all that we go through to see them! It's SO much for fun than viewing them in an aquarium. Continue to spread the word, and much thanks for your review.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been using then for several years for gear. Wife has been on their tour but I get my scuba gear taken care of. Very experienced people. Some of them are pretty serious tech divers using researchers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank arguelles61
Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, most of the reviews are about manatee tours, but we are a scuba diving facility and "Bird", who is actually Bill Oestreich teaches all levels of technical cave, deep, Tri-Mix and re-breather diving. He still pets manatees once in a while though.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Early morning tour. Knowledgeable Captain who provided solid information about these beauties! Respectful of habitats, animals & sanctuary. We hit out of busy holiday season and had a great tour. Spotted several manatees - even with less than perfect weather conditions - who gave us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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JennV318
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Response from OrlandoGator | Reviewed this property |
Our guide offered to clean the scallops while we were in the water. He cleaned the other couple’s scallops b/c the guy said he would give him a big tip. He didn’t get to mine but showed me how to do it at home. Not easy! His... More
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Response from Dimple P | Reviewed this property |
They are included in the tour price.
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Response from Bonnie R | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes Please contact the business itself at (352) 563-2763. I am not sure about this as I have never been a tour where a wheelchair person was present.
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