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Ginnie Springs - High Springs FL


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Ginnie Springs Outdoors is privately owned and has been in business since 1976. It is a world-renowned dive destination and campground located just outside of High Springs Florida. Ginnie Springs receives no state or federal funding. We are a PADI 5 Star facility. We offer PADI certification at all levels for scuba diving enthusiasts. Be sure your next Florida vacation includes kayaking, canoeing, tubing down the river, swimming, and exploring our miles of underwater caves and caverns.
Enjoy our seven crystal-clear, freshwater springs nestled in over 200 wooded acres along the banks of the Santa Fe River in Florida. Each day, the 7 separate springs of Ginnie Springs Outdoors discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of crystal-clear water that is a constant 72 degrees, year round.
Enjoy your next Florida vacation or "STAYcation" here at Ginnie Springs Outdoors!

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FeeshFinder - 10 days 23 hours ago.
12/8/2018
This trip visited the famous "ballroom" at Ginnie Springs - a "cavern" dive that is available with OW certification only. Friendly environment to work on one’s buoyancy and trim. Brought along my GoPro, but it seized up about 50ft down into the ballroom, so no video there. Also visited the nearby (long walk or very short drive within the park) Devil’s Spring run which features three more cavern/cave entrances: Devil’s ear, eye, and elbow. Not being cave certified (nor desiring to), I stayed out of the cave entrances, of course, but did drop down about 20 feet or so into the Devil’s Eye and shot some video. The Devil’s Ear is a deeper drop and another cave entrance at the mouth of the spring run, but this was blocked off with a weighted tarp to keep out the tannic waters of the Sante Fe after some recent heavy rains.

I will definitely go back to explore more another day. In the meantime, I’ve attached a short video from Devil’s Eye and clips from the surrounding spring run.

Devil’s Eye (GoPro 5)
SantaFeSandy - 12/06/2018 4:33 PM
I went scuba diving here on 12/5/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Wed. 12/5/2018 - Lovely day diving Ginnie with some fabulous friends. The Roller Coaster was a blast.
SantaFeSandy - 11/17/2018 8:05 AM
I went scuba diving here on 11/14/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Wed. 11/14/18 - Needed to test out a new strobe, so Courtney agreed to take on the challenges of being a cave model. Slave strobe fired nicely and we got some pretty good shots.

flickr.com/photos/santafesandy/albums/72157675666163648
SantaFeSandy - 11/09/2018 8:50 AM
I went scuba diving here on 11/8/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Today Guy was going to photograph me, however, his photo equipment was not operating correctly so the shoot was postponed. We swam up to the Maple Leaf instead, and got a few open water shots.
SantaFeSandy - 11/09/2018 8:43 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/24/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Photoshoot up Hill 400. Great shots!!

flickr.com/photos/santafesandy/albums/72157702790631625
mleach82 - 9/27/2018 4:42 PM
Rating Added: 5
Dove the Ballroom and the Devils Spring System, Great dives!

Ballroom video: youtu.be/m6UulQoxW-Q
Devils Spring System video: youtu.be/Zcnux2Dqggg
ScubaSteve1969 - 9/14/2018 9:51 PM
I went scuba diving here on 1/16/2016.
Cavern cert here....
SantaFeSandy - 9/12/2018 11:01 AM
I went scuba diving here on 9/11/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Tues. 9/11/18 - Great day cave diving with Graham showing him both splits on Parallel Lines. We then proceeded up Hill 400 a bit so that he could see the 2 gaps showing the Parallel Lines.
SantaFeSandy - 8/24/2018 6:22 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/24/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Friday Aug. 24th, 2018. Casual, relaxing dive up Hill 400. Water levels were up, and conditions were crystal clear in the OW areas, aside from the swimmers mucking things up on our way home after the dive.

Lots of cool people hanging out, and good times were had by all, especially while we ate a wonderfully well cooked lunch at Ginnie’s Cafe.
SantaFeSandy - 6/01/2018 2:46 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/31/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Thurs. May 31, 2018 - What a great way to conclude the month of May. Graham Murray and I did the Double Lines circuit, and then served a lovely 24 min. deco obligation. I got to see the smiling face of Mel Clark after her first dive post-op too.

Afterwards we had our post dive discussions at Loosey’s Haile Plantation, over lunch! When in North Central FL, be sure to visit them as they are known for making killer burgers, with local craft beers on tap.

hp.looseys.com/
Legendoerre - 5/29/2018 6:01 PM
Rating Added: 5
Really cool site! Plenty to see. There were quite a few turtles and catfish, there are also a lot of smaller fish. Water was crystal clear and there weren’t that many divers there during this week day. Only 1 other diver other than me and my buddy.
SantaFeSandy - 5/29/2018 10:44 PM
Cave divers or OW divers? We’re you diving Ginnie, or the Devil’s System?
Legendoerre - 5/29/2018 10:52 PM
OW in Ginnie. They do have one passage for cave divers on their site as far as I know.
SantaFeSandy - 5/29/2018 11:06 PM
Yes, if you note the bulk of the comments on this site, you’ll see my name a lot. I dive the caves and photograph them regularly. So, when you said no other divers were diving there that day, a qualification of terminology might say, “no other OW divers were at Ginnie’s Ballromm...”, as the Devil’s System is were we go to cave dive, not Ginnie. 🤗
SantaFeSandy - 5/29/2018 11:31 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/19/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Sat. May 19, 2018 - Photoshoot of my buddy Graham Murray. Check out the images here flickr.com/photos/santafesandy/albums/72157669256984318

Got some good shots of Chris Hartmann and Chad Minter on their scooters too.
SantaFeSandy - 5/13/2018 5:11 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/26/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Up Hill 400 to Syphon.
SantaFeSandy - 4/19/2018 5:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/17/2018. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Tues. 4/17/2018 - staged another Double Lines dive but this time turned at the p. double 1700 ft. arrows. It was nice seeing the cave in reverse for a change.
SantaFeSandy - 4/19/2018 5:25 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/10/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Tues. 4/10/2018 - staged to do a Double Lines circuit. Beautiful dive.
SantaFeSandy - 3/16/2018 8:43 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/16/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Friday 3/16/18 - Beautiful dive day exploring the cave system with a new buddy. Thanks Eric! :-)
scubaeric90 - 3/13/2018 9:25 PM
I went scuba diving here on 3/13/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
SantaFeSandy - 3/04/2018 9:10 AM
I went scuba diving here on 2/27/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Photoshoot with Guy as the model carrying the lights. Some pretty good shots, but still haven’t finished editing or uploading them to my site yet.
ericanderson1988 - 2/26/2018 5:00 PM
Need a dive buddy for April 4 and or 5
Gameplane dive
Devils Den 4th
Ginnie April 5
xracr96 - 2/28/2018 10:05 PM
Ping me around then. I might be up for it.
SantaFeSandy - 2/21/2018 3:41 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/21/2018. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Photoshoot

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