Under the tutelage of certified scuba instructors, pupils at the family-owned Scuba Monkey Dive Center explore underwater worlds during PADI, open-water, nitrox, and advanced courses. The center's regular dive trips gather together trained divers on jaunts to Venice Beach and Troy Springs, where they get up close with aquatic inhabitants and discarded pet rocks. At the shop, divers can stock up on brand-name equipment for sale and rent, refill tanks with nitrox and air, or hand over broken equipment to ace technicians, who swiftly identify and correct any problems.
If you love sports, you'll probably also love Hart Springs Recreation Park in Bell.
Looking for a bite to eat? This club also has an awesome restaurant.
At this club, kids of all ages are welcome.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
At Scuba Tiger in Orange Park, you can take your sports performance to the next level with some new sporting equipment, attire, and gear.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Scuba Tiger.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Having over 50 years of combined experience with our captains. It is hard to teach or train that kind of dedication. Not only will you have the opportunity to swim with the manatees, you will also get a history lesson of the beauty that surrounds us every day.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Customers can expect to see all sorts of wildlife—amazing birds, gators, all types of fish and of course getting to see the manatees. In over 35 years in running charter and tour trips, we have located some of the secret spots that some of our competitors may not know. Expect to be wowed!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Many years ago while visiting Florida my wife had a great idea: let's go swim with the manatees. I thought to myself what the heck is a manatee? I thought why not. It was so amazing we visited yearly. I want to share my experiences and memories with everyone around me for years to come.
What do you love most about your job?
I love people and being on the water. Is there a better life than being able to be happy everyday sharing your passions full time?
The Native Vacations crew constantly views their surroundings with the eyes of explorers. They see opportunity on any terrain, and they search for adventure while aiming to preserve the landscape. On land, the crew coordinates horseback-riding tours that wind through the Withlacoochee Forest. As hooves beat a lazy drumroll in the dappled sunlight, riders watch deer and sherman fox pups as they dart between trees. In the waterways, Native Vacations leads kayaking tours, airboat rides, and snorkeling adventures. Kayak paddles leisurely stir waters populated by dolphins while bald eagles slip through the warm air, and airboats tear across the surface of the Crystal River with the metallic purring of RoboCop drinking warm milk. In the waters of King's Bay, guides teach snorkelers the basics of breathing underwater and allow them to pet any of the elephant-gray mammoths that approach.
American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tours and diving adventures. All-equipment-included manatee snorkel tours in Crystal River or winter expeditions to Homosassa River let snorkelers rub flippers with the rivers' large population of resident sea cows. In-water guides keep the experience safe and fun for both manatees and people, and snorkelers swim in between the gentle creatures, giving them a gentle pat or a canister of whisker wax.
For deeper subterranean adventures, the center offers classes that range from Discover Scuba Diving to full PADI open-water certification, in addition to specialty courses on rescue and wreck diving. Divers can plunge into one of seven diving excursions, including night dives in Rainbow River or mermaid line dancing in the lost city of Atlantis.