Scuba Certification

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We are open

 We have resumed the business of getting you out in the fresh air and in the water. 

We have made some changes

In order to facilitate social distance guidelines we have altered our procedures, and appreciate your cooperation with us on this. Be reassured that our equipment is always subjected to deep cleaning between each and every use.

Please note that MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS WILL BE REQUIRED when on our premises.

Call us on 352-794-6398 for more information

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If you're a comfortable swimmer and enjoy snorkeling, then scuba diving may be your next adventure.

Our experienced instructors can safely and comfortably guide you through all the steps to become Open Water certified. This certification leads to the thrill of exploring the world’s oceans and freshwater sites that teem with wildlife, and often becomes a lifelong passion.

We at Crystal River Kayak Company & Dive Center specialize in small custom courses that fit your schedule. Let us know what works best for you and we’ll strive to make it happen.

 All of our course prices are “pay once and done” — no hidden fees!

Call us today on 352-7947-6398 to talk to one of our instructors and book your next new adventure.

Discover SCUBA Diving

Introductory program

Safely try scuba diving for a day in both pool and fresh water dive sites through our beginner program. While this does not earn a certification, it’s a good way to experience diving and see if it is for you. This time can be credited towards your Open Water Diver certification if you decide to take it forward. 

Choose to dive at either Rainbow River or Devil’s Den freshwater springs for a real taste of what diving has to offer.

Includes all gear and entrance fees - just bring a swimsuit and towel.  


1 or 2 day course (no certification)

Knowledge & pool only: $150 p/p

Knowledge, pool & one dive: $220 p/p

Open Water Diver

SCUBA certification

You start with the online education system that will guide you through the theoretical side of scuba diving. If you prefer a book-in-hand approach, we can teach this part in a more traditional class setting instead.

Once you have completed the coursework, we begin your in-water training in the pool. Learn about the equipment and techniques divers use to comfortably and safely swim underwater.

Finally complete four open water dives at Blue Grotto freshwater springs, where you will demonstrate your newly acquired skills while exploring the sites.

Includes all gear, instruction materials (book & video or e-learning),trained instructor,  certification card, park fees.  


Full 5 day course (traditional class with book)


Full 3 - 4 day course (for computer based e-learners)

$500 for one person

$400 p/p for two or more people

Open Water Referral

For divers who have completed all knowledge development and confined water training.

The referral program is very popular for those who can only spend two or three days with us.

If you don’t live in the Crystal River area, you can complete the knowledge development and confined water dives where you live. Afterwards visit us for the open water dives part. Demonstrate your newly acquired skills over 2 days (2 dives a day) at Devil's Den and Blue Grotto, earning your SCUBA certification in our area's beautiful freshwater springs. 

Ocean dives can be arranged for an additional cost. 

If the diver needs to complete their confined water training as well, additional $100 & extra 1-2 days required.

Includes all gear, trained instructor, certification card, park fees.


2 day course

$300 for one person

$250 p/p for two or more people  

Further Training

ReActivate (refresher course)

Haven't been diving recently? This course is perfect to brush up on your diving skills, and is tailored to your needs. Review the theoretical side to diving with the online course, and then get back in the water under the guidance of our trained instructor.  Choose to dive at either Rainbow River or Devil’s Den freshwater springs to further enjoy your time with us.

You will receive a certification card with a renewed date, proving to your next trip that you are ready to jump back in.

Includes online instruction fee (knowledge review is online only), park fees, renewal card.
Gear rental is separate ($40 full gear set).


Knowledge review and pool only : $160 p/p Knowledge review, pool & one dive : $230 p/p  

Advanced Open Water Diver

Call to arrange​. 

Prices dependent on ocean location.

Contact Us

Visit us at our brand new dive center, located on US 19.

Crystal River Dive Center

1422 SE US Hwy 19, Crystal River, Florida 34429

(352) 794-6398

Open seven days a week

Open today

09:30 am – 04:30 pm

We are open year round with the exception of two days: Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


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