Central Florida Cert Trip (Crystal River, FL and Williston, FL)

Trip Dates  - 2016 /2017


   Nov 19-20
   Dec 17-18 + Manatee
     Jan 28-29
     Feb 25-26 + Disney
     Mar 25-26 + Manatee
     Apr 29-30
     May 27-28 + Disney



Certification dives for student divers.   Fun and diving for All!!!

Contacts for Emergency or Additional Trip Information
Devils Den: (352) 528-4801
Blue Grotto : (352) 528-5770
The Dive Shop On McEver:  (770) 503-0040
Stephen’s mobile:  (678) 381-4825
Buck’s mobile:  (770) 652-7401
Proposed Scheduled (please understand may change due to weather and timing) 

Friday – Leave for Florida
6 am - Arrive at Bird’s Underwater Dock for the Manatee Adventure (if you chose this option)

Bird’s Underwater Manatee Tour (MAP)
320 NW Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL 34428
(800) 771-2763

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 Arrive at the Bird’s Underwater Dock with your Wetsuit on (if it is warm only have it on up to your waist) and have your mask, fins, snorkel and boots with you

9 am - Depart Bird’s Underwater
Take pleanty of time to get to Blue Grotto just 45 minutes away, be sure to grab lunch or brunch as you see fit.

Saturday (First stop if you did not Swim with the Manateees)
12 pm – Arrive Blue Grotto for Certification dives for Students

Blue Grotto Dive Resort
3852 NE 172nd Ct
Williston, FL 32696
(352) 528-5770


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8:00 am Devil’s Den Opens –Arrive as close to 8am as possible

Devil’s Den Dive Resort
5390 NE 180th Avenue
Williston, Florida 32696

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Certified divers – Are Always Welcome

whether you are working on your skills or just with us to get some diving in please feel free to be part of our group and ask questions or for help as you need. There are other springs in the area if you want to go and explore another site. Ask for Details…

Be sure to bring your own dive light to explore the dark places.



Available on-site at Devil’s Den.
Call for reservations 352-528-3344.
Cost is $7 / person / day, $4 electric/water hook-up
If arriving after hours call ahead of time to get gate combination or you may not be able to get in.


Local Motels 

Gainesville, FL

Ocala, FL


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Surface Forecast – check with for Williston, Florida
Water Temperature - 72 degrees year round

Fees (if not paying the dive shop and not interacting under water with the group)

Certified Divers - $35-40 / per day

Non-Divers - $9 / day
Refills - $7 Air $12 Nitrox (As Always bring your Certification Card)
Lodging – varies, Cottages and canping are available..



Meals are not Included – bring snacks and drinks
McDonalds is near by next to Winn Dixie.
KFC – Just Past the McDonalds on the Left
DINER right next to where we stay at the Williston Motor Inn

Recommended Equipment

5mm Wetsuit is recommended,
- hoods & gloves are optional
Dive Lights – for day & night diving
Air Fills available on-site (see fees)
Rental gear – available from The Dive Shop On McEver at (770) 503-0040
– Student Rates are $95 for the weekend