The Gateway to the Underwater World
Located on the Santa Fe River in High Springs Florida, Ginnie Springs is one of the clearest springs in Florida. The 72-degree water is perfect for scuba and cave diving.
Ginnie Springs offers (wilderness sites or sites with electricity), and overnight rental cottages.
Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a 2,241-acre Florida State Park and National Natural Landmark located 4 miles northwest of Fort White. It centers around the 6-mile-long Ichetucknee River, which flows through shaded Hammocks and wetlands into the Santa Fe River. Like many rivers in this part of North Florida, the Ichetucknee is fed by natural springs which boil up (in various holes) from the aquifer. This spring-fed river is remarkably clear for scuba diving and is extremely popular. The river's year-round temperature is 72 °F.
The spring run is approximately 150 feet long with a cave system that is more than 1,200 feet long. The Suwannee River Water Management District recently renovated this park with concrete walkways and steps leading down to the spring from an established river level.
Royal Springs Park is a 5 acre County park located in the Suwannee Belle Estates, near O'Brien, FL. The large spring boil is popular spot for divers. There are four overlook decks located around the spring and river's edge. Portable restrooms available.
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is a 733-acre Florida State Park located on Peacock Springs Road, two miles east of Luraville and 16 miles southwest of Live Oak, FL. The park name commemorates the work of diver and explorer Wes Skiles. Prior to 2010 the park was known as Peacock Springs State Park. Amenities include six sinkholes, and Peacock and Bonnet Springs, with miles of underwater caves popular with cave divers.
Crystal clear, first magnitude spring is a popular spot for cave diving.
About 82 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and a 150-foot spring-run merging with the river, the spring bubbles up into a limestone basin along the west bank of the Withlacoochee River.
People have enjoyed the cool waters of manatee springs for more than 10,000 years, from early Paleo Indians to modern park visitors. This magnitude spring – one of Florida’s first - releases an astounding 100 million gallons of water daily.
SCUBA Diving at Manatee Springs
Travel back in time and scuba dive Florida's premier prehistoric spring. Devils Den offers scuba diving 7 days a week with a proper certification level of Open Water or above.
Dive "buddies" are required for admission.
Dive the largest clear water cavern located in the heart of freshwater spring country in Williston, Florida. The Blue Grotto lets you dive down to a depth of 100 feet (30 meters) in crystal clear water all the way down at a water temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius) all year round!
Only Open Water Diving Certification is necessary as Blue Grotto is the safest cavern dive in the area, but it is a thrilling and fun experience for all levels of diving experience.
Instructors are very welcome to use Blue Grotto's great training platforms in the shallower part of Blue Grotto or the training pool
Also known as Lost Sink, Eagles Nest is located in the Chassahowitska Wildlife Management. One of the more interesting and unique features of Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area is one that you will not see described on the official Florida Fish and Wildlife website, and is not shown on the map of the preserve. It is Eagle's Nest Sink ... a large sinkhole in the southernmost section of the preserve that connects to miles of underwater caverns. It is known by cave divers the world over as the "Mount Everest" of cave diving. This is for extremely experienced divers only!