Welcome to American Pro Diving Center a five star PADI manatee snorkel and diving tour facility. Discover the Daily Guided Manatee Swim Tour in Crystal River, Florida - the ultimate year-round snorkel adventure, and proudly awarded "Best of the Best."
The Crystal River manatee swim as with all of our guided tours, is enjoyed by everyone.
If your new to snorkeling no worries as our Divemaster assist everyone in the water.
Whether you're an experienced diver or a first-time snorkeler, our expert staff ensures a delightful experience for everyone. Our highly trained Captains, Divemasters, and Instructors lead you to the best manatee swim locations, offering a safe and fun interaction with the gentle Florida Manatees.
Crystal River's Florida Springs provide a perfect year-round destination with constant seventy-two-degree Fahrenheit spring water, making it ideal for snorkeling and diving. Our videographer captures your manatee swim adventure on video, and you can get a jump drive at our dive shop to cherish the memories forever.
The Manatee tour starts at our dive shop at 8:30 or 11:30, so secure your reservations early as seats fill up fast. After a captivating manatee encounter, the tour generally returns before lunch where there is time to have a bite and then ready for an afternoon dive or snorkel tour on the beautiful Rainbow River, so make a full day of fun.
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Steps to Follow
To have the most rewarding interaction with these curious and playful creatures, it's essential to interact with them at the surface during the snorkel manatee tours. Respectful interactions allow for a successful manatee encounter as our attentive staff snorkels with you, providing helpful hints for a magical experience with manatees in the wild. Manatee are very curious and playful at the surface but when they are at the bottom leave them alone as the bottom is where the manatee eat and sleep.
Allowing the manatee to come to you makes for a successful manatee encounter in the wild.
The Manatee Tour swim offers a journey back in time, where you'll venture from the boat docks to the serene springs of old Florida. The morning fog, the gentle flight of birds, and the narrow, shallow spring water create an ambiance that's simply unforgettable. First-time snorkelers need not worry, as our staff assists everyone in the water, and we capture your manatee snorkel adventure on video.
Don't miss the Afternoon Rainbow drift to extend your Florida experience. For diving enthusiasts, we offer 8 incredible dive sites after the manatee snorkel. Save more and make the most of your stay with our discounted tour packages for an additional day of unforgettable fun.
A manatee, often referred to as a "gentle giant of the sea," is a large, herbivorous marine mammal that belongs to the order Sirenia. These fascinating creatures are known for their unique appearance and characteristics:
Appearance: Manatees are typically large, slow-moving mammals with stout bodies covered in thick, wrinkled, grayish-brown skin. They have paddle-like flippers, a rounded tail, and no external earlobes.
Size: Adult manatees can reach lengths of up to 13 feet (4 meters) and weigh as much as 3,500 pounds (1,600 kilograms), making them one of the largest herbivorous aquatic animals.
Habitat: Manatees are primarily found in warm, shallow coastal waters, rivers, and estuaries of tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and parts of Florida.
Diet: They are herbivores, primarily feeding on aquatic plants, sea grasses, and freshwater vegetation. A manatee can consume up to 10% of its body weight in vegetation daily.
Behavior: Manatees are known for their peaceful and slow-paced nature. They spend much of their time grazing on underwater vegetation, and they are often observed resting or sleeping.
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