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How many "divable" springs are there?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by AlmightyApkallu, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Clark Fletcher

    Clark Fletcher Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Hickory, NC
    215
    88
    I've never been to Wakulla Springs personally. So, someone who's actually been there will have to chime in. However, from the Wakulla Springs website, the diving sounds pretty limited without being a certified cave diver:

    "Recreational open water diving is allowed at Cherokee Sink for those who have open water certification. For those certified as cave divers, they may cave dive at Emerald Sink and Clearcut Sink.

    Recreational scuba diving is not allowed in Wakulla Spring or the swimming area
    ."

    Anyone familiar with the Cherokee Sink? Is it worth going to Wakulla just to dive the Cherokee Sink?
     
  2. bamafan

    bamafan Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Panama City Beach, Fl.
    984
    470
    I have never been but it is a sink and in that area they can be blown out for a while depending on rain.
     
  3. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    9,840
    6,513
    Morrison seems to be blown out every time I pass through that region, but it looks like it could be at least as interesting as Vortex. Still, as far as I'm concerned, none of the OW-diveable FL springs are entertaining enough that I would return multiple times just for fun.
     
  4. sportxlh

    sportxlh Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: formerly Palm Beach Gardens, FL: now Atlanta
    2,599
    1,374
    Morrison is more intriguing to me.... it's not commercialized like Vortex and is in a natural setting. The cavern is more interesting as well. With that being said, Vortex is great for practicing new skills and equipment. Next time I slide through the area on the way to PCB, I'll stop by to practice side mount at Vortex rather than Morrison.
     
  5. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    3,091
    30
    Recreational diving is not allowed at Wakulla. As others mentioned, for OW diving, your only real bets in the Panhandle are Morrison and Vortex. JB is mostly cavern/cave as are most everything else that I know of.

    But why would you want to jump in a spring when you have the whole Gulf!
     

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