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Diving in Alexander Springs, Florida
ScottishScubaChick - 4/16/2010 12:46 PM
Category: General
Replies: 9

 I am increadibly intregued about diving in Alexander Springs, Florida. From the pictures, it looks stunningly beautiful, and I’m quite fond of diving in springs. I’m a tad worried about the gators that lurk in the waters though. They don’t seem to be a problem to the swimmers/divers/kayakers, but I’ve heard enough horror stories about gators attacking divers (especially golf ball divers- which might be due to vis), to make me worried.
Has anyone dove this spring or know more about it?
ScottishScubaChick - 4/16/2010 3:46 PM
That’s great to know. I saw a few pictures of the gators taken from maybe 10 ft away and so I wondered. I’m not afraid of the beasts, but I am wary and I have a healthy respect for them, which you should. Since there is a current, should I plan for more weights? Maybe 2 more pounds or so?
Dusty - 4/16/2010 4:11 PM
Vortex Springs is another great place 2 dive.
ScottishScubaChick - 4/16/2010 5:01 PM
Yeah, that’s on my to-go list as well. Its a 6 hour drive from me though, which is the only bad thing
Dusty - 4/17/2010 12:33 AM
No gators there. I’m going 2 try and dive it again sometim this year.
ScottishScubaChick - 4/18/2010 1:04 PM
Yeah! I heard it’s pretty!
palmm - 4/22/2010 7:21 PM
deepest is about 25 ft by the opening of the cave, i heard there is one gator there that likes the divers. although i have not seen him personally, do not hold me accountable for you being biten by him. cave is about as big enough for one person. there is a beach there with grills and picnic tables. much rather go to the ocean, but a relaxing dive if you want to get in the water, it is only 6.50 to dive.