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Turtle Spring

Turtle Spring

Location Lat. 29° 50’ 50.62” N., Long. 82° 53’ 25.03” W. (SE 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 NW 1⁄4 sec. 26, T. 7 S., R. 14 E.).  Turtle Spring is located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Branford on the west side of the Suwannee River.  Directions to Turtle Spring Turtle Spring is only accessible via boat…

Cave Diving in Florida

Cave Diving in Florida

Florida is one of the best places in the world for cave diving, cavern diving, and underwater springs — our version of “Cenotes”. Here are a few places worth exploring for a cave diving adventure. Warning: Cave diving is extremely dangerous. Only properly trained, certified and experienced divers should ever attempt to dive in any…

Hospital Hole

Hospital Hole is a popular spring on the Weeki Wachee River. It’s, also known as Fish Hospital, is nestled in a sharp curve of the Weeki Wachee River,  Hospital Hole is located approximately 1,000 feet upstream from the State Hwy 595 bridge, also known as highway 597.  This is one of my favorite springs in…

Vortex Spring

Vortex Spring

Location – Lat.30° 46’ 13.99” N, Long. 85° 56’ 54.51” W (SE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 NW1⁄4 sec. 9, T. 4 N, R. 17 W). Address: 1517 Vortex Springs Ln, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 Directions: From the intersection of US 90 and SR 81 in Ponce de Leon drive north on SR 81 approximately 3.8 miles (6.1…

King’s Spring

KING SPRING – Lat. 28° 52’ 54.19” N, Long. 82° 35’ 42.18” W (SW1⁄4 NE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 sec. 28, T. 18 S, R. 17 E). The Kings Bay Springs Group is located in Kings Bay west of the city of Crystal River. Directions: Coming into Crystal River from the north on US 19/98, King’s Bay can…

Wekiwa Spring

Location – Lat. 28° 42’ 42.79” N., Long. 81° 27’ 37.52” W. (NE 1⁄4 NE 1⁄4 NE 1⁄4 sec. 36, T. 20 S., R. 28 E.). Wekiwa Spring is located within Wekiwa Springs State Park approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast the town of Apopka. From the intersection of US 441 and SR 436 in…

Cypress Spring

Location – Lat. 30° 39’ 31.49” N., Long. 85° 41’ 03.74” W. (SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 sec. 18, T. 3 N., R. 14 W.). Cypress Spring is surrounded by private property approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Vernon. From the intersection of SR 79 and SR 277 in Vernon turn east then…

Columbia Spring

Description – Columbia Spring has an oval-shaped pool that measures 75 ft (23 m) north to south and 150 ft (45.7 m) east to west. The depth at the vent is 25 ft (7.6 m). Water is typically clear, but was tannic in October 2001. It has a 30 ft (9.1 m) wide spring run…

Warm Mineral Spring

Warm Mineral Springs is a natural spring in North Port, Florida. The spring is a unique geological formation; it is world-famous for its warm, mineral-rich water which is said to have healing properties. Warm Mineral Springs is a water-filled sinkhole that formed many thousands of years ago. It’s filled with warm water that stays at…

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