Sat, Mar 09|
Swim with the Manatees and Drift Dive Rainbow River
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with these beautiful, peaceful creatures? Well, now you can! Englewood Dive Club is hosting a group trip to Crystal River for this adventure. Come with us and enjoy this wonderful experience!
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2019, 8:00 AM – Mar 10, 2019, 1:00 PM
Crystal River, Crystal River, FL, USA
About The Event
Englewood Dive Club will be hosting a group trip to Crystal River to snorkel with the manatees and drift dive down Rainbow River.
Saturday March 9th , 11 am
Rainbow River Drift Dive or Snorkel
Rainbow river is a crystal clear springs-fed river drift dive that ranges from 4- 20 feet deep. The water is about 72F year-round. You can choose to snorkel or dive. A pontoon boat waits at the KP Hole Park boat launch and ferries divers/snorkelers up the river. Then we drift back to the park in about 45 min-1 hour. There is no dive shop or rentals at this location, or close by, so you need to bring everything you need with you. Park fees $15, $3 for a locker plus $10 water taxi fee per dive. You can do one or 2 dives. Kayaks and Canoes are also available to rent. No certification required to snorkel. Make sure each group of divers carries a dive flag. KP Hole Park, 9435 SW 190th Ave Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432 352 489 3055.
Sunday March 10th , 8 am
Manatee Snorkeling Trip
We will rent a pontoon boat that seats about 12 at the Crystal Lodge Dive Center located at 525 NW 7th Ave, Crystal River 34428. The boat is $40/hour and will be split between the people that go on the boat (approx. $10-20 pp.) We can stay as long as the group wants, typically 3 hours. No diving is allowed with the manatees. You can bring your own snorkel gear, or rent some at the shop.
This is a pretty informal trip with no upfront cost. Due to seating limitations on the pontoon boat, the club requests a list of the people going. If you change your mind, they can take you off the list and add someone else. Please bring cash. There isn't a group hotel picked for this trip. There are a number of options in the area, but rooms fill up quickly and some of the hotels are a little iffy, so it's recommended you book in advance.
They will try to arrange a group dinner on Saturday night if the group wants to get together.