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Vortex Springs Florida
EmpTeeMind - 7/20/2017 12:43 AM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 4

Hey anyone dived in the Vortex springs in florida? I would love to hear about it.
EmpTeeMind - 7/21/2017 2:04 AM
From searly28:
Vortex has a small cavern. Lots of junk on the bottom ie; hoses or whatever. Has a contraption that is supposed to be shipwreck training or something. Cost was $20 last time I was there. Can be quite crowded. They do have air and gear rentals there. Morrison Springs, just south about a dozen miles is the better choice. County park, no fees, nice picnic pavilion and shower/head facilities. No check in, no gear rentals or air. Nice caverns, and much larger area for swimming and diving. Can lose visibility if there is a lot of rain, since it’s basically in a swamp. Has a nice boardwalk out to a swim/dive platform, or you can go from the beach at the base of the pavilion.You can easily dive both in one morning or afternoon. I dove Vortex once, never been back, but find myself at Morrison Springs fairly often.Just my 2 cents worth. :)

Thank you a lot !
Matt82 - 7/28/2017 11:52 PM
Looking to go this weekend sometime. If you’re interested, please send a message. I’m dive buddy-less... :(
DeathCruzDiver - 8/04/2017 5:25 PM
I second searly28. I use Vortex as a backup location to dive and to fill tanks if I have to, if Morrison is washed out or the beach sucks I can go there as a bailout. Call (850) 951-7010 or (850) 892-8108 to check Morrison water clarity before you go.