Bill "Bird" and Diane Oestreich have been operating in Crystal River since 1989. Our rental gear is 100% Scubapro. We are one of only 8 Platinum Scubapro dealerships in US, and carry a full line of rental and dive gear. All Captains are insured and a minimum of Open Water Rescue Certified. Bird's Underwater has been featured on over 25 television programs including Small Planet, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Lonely Planet, and The 700 Club. All tours include snacks, hot and cold drinks. Small 6 person excursions include fresh fruit, and Brunch tray. Swimming with Manatees is a unique and privileged experience. There is no other location in the US where this is allowed. It is a truly a wild animal encounter like no other. We are allowed to quietly snorkel alongside the manatees, in their habitat, in the 72 degree spring fed waters of the Crystal River.