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40 Fathoms Grotto - Ocala FL

40 Fathoms Grotto is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 9487 NW 115th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482. This dive site has an average rating of 3.91 out of 5 from 22 scuba divers. The maximum depth is over 150ft/46m. The average visibility is 31-35ft/9-11m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

World-famous 40 Fathom Grotto is a naturally formed sinkhole located in the heart of north-central Florida’s thoroughbred racing country. It is the only place in the eastern United States where you can train, dive or play in depths of up to 200 feet or more and still:
    Remain completely in open water, if you choose. Dive year round in calm, fresh water. Be largely unaffected by wind, waves, tides, currents.

It’s no wonder then that dive educators from around the world consider the Grotto to be the Ultimate Training Facility.

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GRod-Diver - 5/20/2019 10:50 AM
I wondered why I had never heard of 40 fathom grotto, then I saw $200 admission!? Why woudl anyone even discuss it when you can drive Orange Grove sink for $2 or Ginnie or Blue Grotto for $30, etc, ect.?
GRod-Diver - 5/20/2019 11:04 AM
Sorry for the typos!
SharkyDiver - 8/11/2014 9:35 AM
Rating Added: 4
I got my technical Nitrox training here. It’s a good site to learn the basics.
tardmaster - 7/30/2014 7:06 AM
I was there a while back. Loved it there. I will not go back at the new price...$200 / per diver / per day ?!?!?!?!?

Plus no air or nitrox fills on site.

They’ve lost all of my business.
MJ_Kiss - 7/29/2014 5:15 PM
Website says there is a $200 per day per diver entry fee. 7/29/14
goodlifedivers - 5/22/2014 5:33 PM
Rating Added: 4
Very good facilities. Did my Deco Procedures class here. Walk down to the water with heavy tanks was my least favorite part, but that is the reason why i dive sidemount.
CallieJax - 3/22/2012 1:14 PM
Rating Added: 2
Could not see 10 feet in front of us. Not worth the money and the welding school students that are there are very rude and do not make you feel wanted, unless of course you look like my wife then they have things to say.