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Any springs in N. Fla. where I could get PADI/SDI AOW checkout dives done?

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by BORG, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    Temps in the gulf are tolerable until late november, maybe even December. Not much colder than the springs. 60f on the bottom, which is fine (but not fun) with a full 7mm wetsuit. Youre not going to find many open water springs with enough appropriate depth for deep diving, and even then it wouldnt really be advanced.
     
  2. bamafan

    bamafan Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Beach, Fl.
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    Since you mentioned Panama City Beach you can get to 100' deep in Morrison and Vortex. Technically you will be in the overhead so a OW instructor shouldn't take you into the overhead for AOW. Is it done? I have seen what I thought were classes in the overhead so I am betting it is. The springs are 68 -69 degrees in that area so the Gulf is probably warmer at this time.
     
  3. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    I hope it isnt. Thats a good way to lose your teaching cert and get someone killed.
     
  4. bamafan

    bamafan Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Beach, Fl.
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    470
    Ever been to Blue Grotto? It is done nearly every day.
     
  5. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    Best if we dont encourage it.
     
  6. divinginn

    divinginn Regular of the Pub

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    I did mine at Blue Grotto.
     
  7. sheeper

    sheeper Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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