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Jess’ Hole - Fort White FL


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Jess’s Hole is a deep, vadose tube that drops dramatically from the forest floor, in the woods, West of High Springs. This dry solution tube falls vertically 40 feet, before reaching the water level.

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SantaFeSandy - 6/02/2016 6:21 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/1/2016. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
FYI: All shots that I’ve posted for Jess’ Hole to date (June 2, 2016) are only screenshots from a video I shot. Better quality to come in the future.
SantaFeSandy - 6/02/2016 6:11 PM
Rating Added: 5
To access this hole, one must first gain approval from the landowner, and only those cave divers in top athletic condition will be granted permission due to the strenuous climb down and up 42 steps of an aluminum ladder, often leaning away from the the steep chimney, before one hits water.

Additionally, only sidemount divers will be meet the requirements. There is very little flow inside this system, so buoyancy control is a must. Entry into the water is crude with only a few 2x12" boards available to straddle before jumping into the water to don gear.

Aside from that, this is one gem of a cave to dive. While short in penetration (approx. 700 feet), the terrain is varied, filled with a variety of crayfish and skeletons, and quite beautiful. Well worth the efforts if granted the opportunity.

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