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Troy Spring aka Troy Springs State Park - Branford FL


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Troy Spring aka Troy Springs State Park is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 674 N.E. Troy Springs Road, Branford, FL 32008. This dive site has an average rating of 3.92 out of 5 from 48 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 41-50ft/12-15m.

The depths of this spring contain the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in the spring run in 1863 to keep it from being captured. A recent addition to the state park system, Troy Spring now has an entrance road, restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for divers on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Only open-water scuba diving is permitted and divers must be certified; no solo diving is allowed, no lights allowed. Located off County Road 425, 1.3 miles north of U.S.27. Scuba Diving Fee - $10.00 per person. Divers must place their C-card and vehicle entrance pass on vehicle dash while diving.

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Hockeyrottie - 5/03/2019 12:07 PM
Rating Added: 4
Great flow coming out of the cavern, enjoyed the "lava flow" from the sand.

Saw many turtles, and the remains of the sunken ship.
cwilson - 1/09/2017 2:16 PM
Rating Added: 4
Cool place, not a great as I expected, more like a 65 foot hole full of water. Wasn’t able to see the steamboat wreck. Good thing is the price to get in.
SantaFeSandy - 1/09/2017 9:19 PM
Why couldn’t you see the Madison?
MermaidAshley15 - 6/05/2016 10:00 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/29/2016. Average viz: 31-35ft/9-11m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
MermaidAshley15 - 6/05/2016 9:59 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/29/2016. Average viz: 31-35ft/9-11m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
MermaidAshley15 - 6/05/2016 9:57 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/29/2016. Average viz: 31-35ft/9-11m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
mangoman1 - 6/05/2016 1:35 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/28/2016. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
mangoman1 - 12/30/2015 7:40 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/28/2015. Average viz: 71-80ft/22-24m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
mangoman1 - 12/30/2015 6:50 PM
I went scuba diving here on 12/21/2015. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
hellhound - 11/06/2015 1:54 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/31/2015. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
It was a fun dive got alot of sand in my hair and all over my gear.
ram04769 - 10/25/2015 5:30 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/19/2015. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
MermaidAshley15 - 10/21/2015 6:45 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/11/2015. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
SantaFeSandy - 10/20/2015 9:31 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/19/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Monday Oct. 19, 2015. Accompanied my dive buddy & Instructor, Bill Foote, with his students at Troy.
DiveBuddy.com buddy, Roger Marquis flew in from Maine to continue his Advance Open Water training, and Debra Buxton, in from the UK, was advancing her Open Water certification as well.

For those interested in seeing what I shot, the Troy w Bill, Roger & Debra album will also show a few calculating, poorly trained, and inconsiderate divers, who appear to be breaking the law, defacing a historic landmark and stealing the nails from the Madison bones on the bottom of the spring run.

These same divers caused an avalanche in the deeper regions before Bill and I could get some photos, thereby totally destroying the visibility for our class for several hours as well. The good news is, that we turned part of the dive into "limited Visibility" training. :-)
SantaFeSandy - 9/02/2015 4:29 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/2/2015. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Beautiful crystal clear waters, abounding with turtles, mullet, and catfish. What a lovely dive Micheal and I had. Nobody else was there! Magnificent. :-) The tannins over the Madison just added to the delights of the day.
Ephesmax - 8/25/2015 2:52 PM
Novice Diver with Slow ears looking for an easy dive on Monday 8/30 or Tuesday 9/1. Have all my own gear and very safe.
Gremco - 8/23/2015 5:11 PM
Hey what’s up dive buddies I’m looking to dive here on Monday and Tuesday 8/24/15- 8/25/15 just wanted to see if I could find a dive buddy
Text/call 845 853 5454 gremerkurt@yahoo.com
SantaFeSandy - 8/23/2015 6:23 PM
If you’re interested in diving Blue Grotto on Wednesday, let me know.
Aquabot - 6/05/2015 4:22 PM
Rating Added: 4
Great spot to practice open water skills or refresh after a long pause from diving.
SantaFeSandy - 10/05/2014 2:41 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/2/2014. Average viz: 71-80ft/22-24m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
High water levels, great "green" clarity, and fantastic "Ginnie’s Ear" colors over the Madison. What gorgeous photos were gotten while swimming through where the river and the spring waters met up.
awoeller - 7/14/2014 7:24 PM
Rating Added: 4
This was my third dive SITE. It was alright. The visibility a wasn’t too great.
bvarn1 - 1/31/2014 7:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/31/2010. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
bvarn1 - 1/30/2014 8:10 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/28/2010. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.