Scuba divers from around the world are drawn to Florida's springs.
Florida is famous around the world as a scuba and cave diving destination. From deep cave diving by researchers and scientists at Wakulla Springs to recreational diving with the manatees, Florida’s springs offer a chance to probe depths where few will ever go.
The Florida Springs is a unique diving experience. Located in northern Florida, the water is fresh, a constant 72 degrees, crystal clear and spring fed. Diving in the “Springs” is easy enough for novice divers but offers enough to interest even the most experienced diver.
This year our annual dive trip took us to Manatee and Ginnie Springs then to Blue Grotto. While diving “Ginnie” we encountered fresh water flounder and eels. Large blue gill and white crawfish inhabited Blue Grotto and Crystal River is home to the “Sea Cow”—the Manatee.
These huge marine mammals migrate into Crystal River in the winter months. Humans, who, while snorkeling, are able to observe and pet the Manatee. Fortunately we were able to find a large gathering of Manatee and spent considerable time in the water with them. Stay tuned for some of our photos!