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Morrison Springs - Ponce de Leon FL


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Nice spring. Free to get in. There is are bathrooms, picnic tables and a scuba rinse station on site. The first cavern is about 40 - 50 feet deep. The larger cavern goes down to about 90 feet, but is very dark and can be difficult to get into because of the strong flow.


Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and well-known throughout the southeast. This 161-acre park was acquired by the state in 2004 and has been leased to the county to maintain and preserve. The highlight of the park is a 250-foot diameter spring pool that produces and estimated 48 million gallons of crystal clear water each day and has been recorded to produce up to 70 million gallons a day. Three cavities allow Morrison’s frigid waters to surface from the underground aquifer. The deepest of these cavities, at approximately 300 foot in depth, eventually terminates in an underground chamber of unknown dimensions.

The new Morrison Springs Park includes large boardwalks overlooking the springs, a diving dock and a new boat ramp away from the diving location.

Comments

Boomer32413 - 9/27/2018 3:12 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/26/2018.
I dive Morrison Spring often and fun natural spring!
danbowkley - 5/03/2016 9:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/20/2016. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Morrison is one of the nicest local parks I’ve been to, nevermind the whole diving thing. Zero fish, but crystal clear water and a neat cavern that I think any OW certified diver would be totally comfortable exploring. I’ve been back a few times since this dive to try for another, but the river was backed up every time rendering the walkway to the dive platform flooded and the water a gorgeous shade of poop brown. Best to call ahead to check on conditions before driving out.
danbowkley - 3/21/2016 3:52 AM
Rating Added: 4
Fun dive, amazing clear water, excellent diver amenities. Not much to see and do on the bottom though, unless you’re cave certified and equipped with massive leg muscles to swim against the current.
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:48 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/4/2011. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Playing around
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:45 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/26/2011. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:42 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/16/2011. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:39 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/7/2011. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:36 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/18/2011. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:34 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/14/2011. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:27 AM
I went scuba diving here on 3/6/2011. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
fun
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:25 AM
I went scuba diving here on 9/25/2010. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:19 AM
I went scuba diving here on 9/15/2010. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:16 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/12/2010. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:13 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/22/2010. Average viz: 71-80ft/22-24m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:11 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/10/2010. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:09 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/15/2010. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m.
Fun diving
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 3:25 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/26/2009. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 3:22 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/24/2009. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 3:17 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/7/2009. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun Dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 3:14 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/1/2009. Average viz: Over 150ft/46m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Fun dive

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