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Kings Springs - Crystal River FL

Kings Springs is a boat accessible fresh water dive site, located in Crystal River, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.35 out of 5 from 52 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 51-60ft/16-18m. The average visibility is 31-35ft/9-11m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills.

Crystal River is located near the nuclear power plant in Crystal River, FL. The river has a nice cave dive which is good for beginners. Many local dive shops use it as a check out dive. You will need to rent a boat at the nearby dive shop or bring your own.

Bring cheese whiz for the local fish life.

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kblair210 - 10 days 18 hours ago.
Rating Added: 4
Decent dive site with a chance to see manatees.
Dave615 - 9/09/2015 7:00 AM
Rating Added: 4
Great dive with manatees. FUN!
KFJ408 - 6/07/2015 7:04 PM
Rating Added: 4
GeorgiaGirl - 2/11/2015 6:10 PM
Rating Added: 2
I logged my 100th dive here. The viz is pretty bad, but the cave is kinda cool.
dalehall - 2/12/2015 5:54 AM
Congrats Marcie.
searly28 - 9/16/2014 8:51 AM
I was certified in the 60’s. Used to dive a lot there. Haven’t been back, but need to check it out again. I remember it always being clear, and the cavern fairly large and open. Horse shoe shaped cavern, as I recall. Dive training then, included buddy breathing through the cavern and back out. No octopus back then. :-)
subsgoblub - 9/15/2014 12:34 PM
Rating Added: 4
Nice sea cows, also a fun little cavern to go into.
Kpgary - 7/13/2014 2:43 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/13/2014. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Very low vis at times less than 1 foot,until you find the cavern entrence must have a light beautiful inside a lot of fish
Nitediver - 3/29/2014 7:39 AM
I went scuba diving here on 3/27/2014. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Nitediver - 3/29/2014 7:38 AM
Rating Added: 3
Good dive. manatee plaque nearby.
bvarn1 - 1/30/2014 8:11 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/7/2010. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
ohioyscuba - 10/28/2013 9:20 AM
Rating Added: 5
Did this when we dove with the manatees. Interesting, seeing a fossil spring and lots of wildlife.
Bonnie427 - 10/21/2013 10:29 PM
Rating Added: 3
Love the manatees
Kaedan - 8/19/2013 6:33 AM
Rating Added: 3
Water was quite murky but still a good dive for testing gear.
nkydiver - 9/05/2012 3:55 PM
Rating Added: 3
This used to be a stop we’d take newer divers to every spring when we would go to Crystal River. Never alot of manatees at King Springs but it has a nice cavern. The cavern itself is usually a little hard to find because water quality isn’t best above the spring but it’s the usual crystal clear once you get into the spring. It’s a nice entry level cavern to get your feet wet before heading to some of the other sites.
Nikko7219 - 1/17/2012 11:37 AM
Rating Added: 3

Been here twice and both durring the cold months. Manatee are cool and the spring is ok for a quick dive. We use American Pro Dive Center to get to this site both times and they are great. Took my GPS last time and now will use my own boat.
meltonart - 12/24/2011 10:38 PM
Have made to many snorkeling trips here to count. Love the manatee:)