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Dive Review of American Pro Divers/Seagrass Inn Resort in
The Continental USA/Crystal River, NW Florida

January, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mary Wicksten, TX, U.S.A.
Report Number 2324
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Palua, Yap, California, western Canada, Galapagos,
western Mexico, various Caribbean sites, Gulf of Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
68   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
7   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Come up with 500 psi at least.  At one night diving spot, we had to be out
of the water by 7 PM due to local regulations.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
 This was freshwater diving from a pontoon boat or shore.  The divemasters
were careful with cameras and would hand them down to you. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
No, folks, I was not diving in salt water, but instead in the freshwater
springs and caverns of northwestern Florida.  I also snorkeled with the
manatees.  Excellent opportunities to tickle these animals and get some
top-notch photos, regardless of your skill with a camera. Went diving from
a pontoon boat in Rainbow River.  Clear water, clean sand, bubbling
springs, lots of fish including strange bowfin.  Explored King Springs,
which bubbles up in the middle of a bay; catfish at bottom, tarpon at
surface! Also visited Manatee Springs, Weeki Watchee Springs (you, too, can
be a mermaid!) and springs near Ocala.  Very clear water but drop off
quickly to spooky depths for cave-certified only; make sure you are NOT
overweighted! Staff at American Pro Divers have well-stocked shop,
professional manner.  No hassles if you can take care of yourself--they
have enough trouble with people who barely can swim. Not a spectacular
place for exploration and photography, but if you want to dive in a place
where the water is so clean you won't need to rinse your gear, this is it.
Seagrass Resort has simple cabins on river. Nearby pub has good shrimp
dinners but you can cook your own meals in the cabins; large grocery  store
nearby, all sorts of restaurants and tourist facilities in Homossassa
Springs and Crystal River.  Could be a good place to take non-diving family
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