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3 Springs, 1 Day
March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
When the water is always 72 degrees! Experience 3 of Florida’s beautiful springs in 1 day including Devil’s Den, Blue Grotto and Paradise Springs!
First, explore Devil’s Den, is a privately-owned prehistoric spring open for scuba divers of all levels. Early settlers gave this unique underground spring the name Devil’s Den after visiting the site during a chili winter morning when they saw steam rising from the spring’s chimney, like smoke. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (apprx: 2 million to 10,000 years ago) have been discovered at Devil’s Den, including the bones of early man, dating back to 7,500 B.C. This spring is 72 degrees year-round and holds a variety of freshwater fish from bluegill to catfish.
Next, we will make our way, minutes down the road to another one of Florida’s freshwater gems, Blue Grotto. Known for its clear, blue waters, this spring offers the only dive bell available in the area, located around 30 feet filled with compressed air where you can talk to your buddy! This spring also has an abundance of wildlife and several fossils seen throughout the cavern wall.
The final spring we’ll visit is an experience in, well… paradise! This is one of the most memorable spring dives in Florida with a huge cavern ballroom surrounded by limestone. Several fossils are embedded on the walls including the remains of what was a giant whale bone. Unlike many of the other springs for divers, there is no large body of water and no stream or run flowing from it. Paradise Springs is a “Karst Window” – or an opening to an underground stream. History doesn’t show exactly when the sinkhole collapsed to reveal the underground spring, but it is enjoyed by many as one of the top dive sites in the area. Also, don’t miss near the steps are always schools of plecostomus (or sucker fish) that are carefully and consistently cleaning algae off of the platform steps.
We hope you can join us for this memorable trip. The cost includes a divemaster-led tour, entry fees, tanks and weights.
We understand that your family and your health come first. If you must cancel your trip, please call Adventure Outfitters at 813-832-6669 or email us at info@adventuretampa as soon as possible. We are dedicated to serving our customers and this gives you the best chance possible to secure the right timeframe for you.
Group and Semi-Private Groups: To protect customers and instructors alike, Adventure Outfitters enforces a the right to charge full price unless the customer cancels at least 24 hours prior to a trip. Customers will receive a 50% refund if canceling at least 72 hours in advance.
Private Lessons/Trips: a customer must cancel at least 72 hours prior to the trip to receive a partial refund.
*Refunds do not include 6% Credit Card fees