All of our tours are educational. Before we leave our dive shop, you will view the mandatory 8 minute CD “Manatee Manners” which can also be viewed on our website. You will then be briefed as a group, once again, on the do’s and don’ts while in the water. Our Captains are experienced in eco tourism and trained to answer all general questions on manatee behavior and biology. We encourage your questions and focus on making sure that everyone knows the proper laws for swimming with, and boating in the areas of this endangered species. If you are a certified diver, it is possible to get a certification card through PADI, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, and SDI, Scuba Diving International. We do NOT scuba dive with manatees, this is a distinctive snorkeling specialty. We will donate 25% of the cost of your card to our local refuge office for Manatee Educational Funding. You can also make a direct donation to the Friends of the Chas Wild Refuge.