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Dive Log > bvarn1 > Buford Springs/Sink
Sat, January 4, 2014
Dives: 1
Bottom Time: 48 minutes
Max Depth: 81-90ft/25-27m
Avg Viz: 26-30ft/8-9m
Water Temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C
Weight: 14
Exposure Suit: Fullsuit - 5 (Gloves, Boots)
Tank Type: AL - 80cf/11L
Gas Type: Nitrox
Dive Type: Cave
Dive Buddy: Chris Haines (TheRedDiver)   
Buford Springs/Sink
Brooksville, FL
Water Type: Fresh
Entry Type: Shore
It was difficult to hike through the swamp to the dive site. I think that this is what could be classed as an adventure dive. Fighting your way through the mud in the swamp while fully suited up and trying to watch for snakes and alligators was something different. Getting lost was a very real possibility. We found the spring after a little while. It is a spring with a large cavern located in the Chassahowitzka Swamp. I dove with four other Divers. We went down to around 85 feet to explore the cavern. The cavern continued down to about 165 feet, but none of us went down that far. We were all diving on 32 percent Nitrox, so we were planning on staying above 100 feet. Due to the difficulty getting to the dive site, it is not as known in Florida as a lot of other dive sites. It was a great dive, one of the best dives that I have ever been on. I have never see geological formations like I saw in Buford Springs.