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Scuba divers and snorkelers alike will be attracted to Crystal Reef, with its variety of both fresh and salt water locations for immersions.  It’s located just 70 miles north of Tampa. Crystal Reef is most famous for being a manatee hotspot.

These gentle creatures are drawn to the warm shallow waters and abundance of sea grass, their preferred food. Crystal Reef has the distinction of being the only place in the United States where you can snorkel with these gentle giants.

 

 

 

 

Plenty of dive shops offer manatee snorkelling excursions, so it’s just a matter of finding one to suit your needs. As far as diving spots go, Kings Bay is the most popular one in Crystal River.

The calm waters, rock formations, crystal clear visibility and abundance of marine life make for a very unique and gratifying diving experience. The diversity of marine conditions makes Crystal Reef the perfect destination for new divers that want to expand their horizons and seasoned divers that want fun, relaxing dives.

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