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Florida dive trip
GypsyDiver - 4/07/2008 12:43 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 5

I am trying to plan a Florida dive trip. I want to dive the mighty "O", Ginnie Springs, and the Spiegel Grove among other locations. I would greatly appreciate any help in planning. Suggestions on places to Stay, Dive Centers and Boats you would recommend. I also thought about doing the Cave Cert at Ginnie Springs, so any input on that would be great also. Thanks
Janvier - 4/07/2008 7:35 PM
I was in Devil’s Den in December and really enjoyed camping there. It’s right around the corner from Blue Grotto so it’s a great spot. I went diving at Ginnie too but was told to watch my stuff because the theft problem was bad...not from the divers but the people camping there who trash the place with their cans when they go tubing. I dove with American Pro at Rainbow and Crystal River and had a great time. Whatever you decide...have a great time.
Dona - 4/09/2008 7:58 PM

That is a lot to do in one trip as the sites you mention are so spread out. You can do the Oriskany out of Gulf Shores, AL, or Pensacola/Destin. It would then be a really long drive to Devil’s Den and an even longer one on down to Spiegel Grove. There are some springs near Panama City Beach, which is relatively close to Pensacola/Destin, but I doubt they are as nice as Devils Den. Anyway as someone crazy enough to drive 10 hours from Atlanta to West Palm, I thought I’d point out your drive times for planning.


GypsyDiver - 4/09/2008 9:31 PM
I understand how crazy it may seem. I did a similar trip when I was 15. I have driven from texas to Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania to Alaska. Alaska to South Carolina. I am no stranger to driving long distance. I just need somebody equally crazy for the trip, but not dangerous.
rustymich - 4/15/2008 7:11 AM
Gypsy what dates are you shooting for Im going down end of may but will try another week as well if possible I drive straight through back and forth on the driving and split fuel camping saves lots of money and I love it to though peace out......