Bill "Bird" and Diane Oestreich have been operating in Crystal River since 1989. Bird's Underwater specializes in manatee tours, scallop tours, dive sales/training, kayak rentals, and house rentals. Our rental gear is 100% Scubapro! We are one of only 15 Scubapro Platinum dealerships in Florida, and carry a full line of rental and dive gear. All Captains are USCG licensed and insured.
All tours include snacks, hot and cold drinks, snorkeling gear, and wet suits. Tours depart daily at 6am and 11am, and private tour options are available!
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.
Swimming with Manatees is a unique and privileged experience. There is no other location in the US where this is allowed. It is truly a unique and wild animal encounter like no other! We are allowed to quietly snorkel alongside the manatees, in their habitat, the 72 degree spring fed waters of Crystal River. In winter months we frequently find these majestic animals in the beautiful Three Sisters Springs!