Rainbow River Drift Dive

Rainbow River Drift Dive & Snorkel

Depth & Duration

Maximum depth is 20 feet. Duration is approximately 4 hours departing at 8:00AM and 12:00PM.

About This Experience

The Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida is known for its pristine beauty and natural conditions, and it’s an excellent family dive location since there is snorkeling available in addition to diving. The facilities include a boat ramp, changing room, and small beach. You will ride a water taxi upstream before entering the Rainbow River and then drift dive with your guide down-stream. There are numerous small caverns, boils, and popcorn springs along the way for some incredible viewing right here in Florida!

There are several different kinds of freshwater fish such as bass, brim, and gar that live in the waters. Rainbow river also has a variety of fresh water turtles including sliders, musk, and Florida soft sell. 

Even better, you can combine this tour with a morning manatee tour or you can book this dive on its own in the morning. Click here to book a manatee tour.

If you were to order a perfect dive, the Rainbow River scuba dive adventure has everything you would want: 100+  ft. visibility, calm water, 72 degree temperature year round, and plenty of wildlife. The added bonus of snorkelers being able to join just means that even more friends and family can join the fun! 

Great for every level of experience. The river flows crystal clear for 7 miles and has hundreds of bubbling springs.

Because this is a beautiful location in a county park, disposable items are not allowed on the river so that it remains in a near natural state.  We caution against late Spring and Summer weekend afternoons because the park is quite crowded and a quiet environment is best for enjoying nature.

Please note: we caution against late spring and summer weekend afternoons because the park becomes quite crowded.


  • All of our pricing includes park admission and water taxi for all participants. 
  • $99 for our 2 diver rate per person, gear not included except tanks and weights. 
  • For a single diver, our rate includes full rental gear at $199.99. 
  • Add a snorkeler to any diver for just $55 per snorkeler including snorkel gear! 
  • We do offer scuba gear rental for $50 per person if needed, please let us know.
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