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Paradise Springs, Ocala
(4.2/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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  • Nice little dive. Was a little cramped in places with the Columbus Scuba gang, but over all a very good dive. 
  • Don't judge a book by it's cover. If not for the dive signs leading to the site you wouldn't know about this spot. This little hole turned out to be one of the most interesting dives I've ever done. A...  more »
  • My kind of place and people. Owner is very down to earth diver who has kept it simple. Mostly unmolested entrance area and cavern which gives an experience as close to natural as possible with minimal...  more »
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  • The rudest people I've ever met if you don't have money in gear when you show up. My son and I are divers that live locally that just wanted to go look at the access to see if it was safe for my younger son to get in and his wife and him rudely told us to get off of the property and come back when we had money to dive. Did the old "our insurance doesn't allow people down there BS " unless you have gear and money of course.... Gave us dirty looks on our way out
  • We were in Florida for a few days, had been out a number of times. Well, on our way back home (north); decided to stop at a place just south of Ocala called "Paradise Springs". No one answered the phone number listed on line in the many times we called. Being as we were driving right past we decided to stop and check out what was going on. First, the "driveway" is really much akin to Deliverance. We were waiting for someone playing the banjo with his feet. Make sure that you bring your Jeep or other 4x4. We finally happened across a very rude woman, who needless to say was not happy were were in their drive way (next to the "Open" sign). In a rude way she told us that only certified divers were allowed, that they dont fill tanks and "why are you here"? We just left. I dont need attitude from some toothless cajun woman who would not know customer service if it was to knock out her last tooth (there were not many)
  • we drove 2.5 hrs to get there. I found it on line thought why not..... we were surprised how awesome this hole in the middle of nowere was. we got there in the afternoon we were the only 2 people to dive me in my little brother we had a great time. Extremely clear. take a couple lights. we even rented a second tank went back down .well worth the drive ... Awesome pics looking bk up to the surface. will return. Family that runs the site are awesome very friendly. What a jewel!
  • Great dive experience at a very unique dive location. When I first pulled up to the address my first thought was that this could not be right. This is a horse farm. However I soon realized that it is a fantastic dive site in the middle of a horse farm community. Do not miss this awesome opportunity to open your mind to something wonderful and amazing.
  • If you are in the area and have your dive equipment with you, I would not pass this site up. I have dove this site about 4 times and I find something new every time. This site can be a bit intimidating at first glance but when you descend and look back up to the surface, wow, just a surreal experience. Down at the depths it is very dark so make sure you bring the light. The depth at the cave entrance is about 90-98 feet. Most times that I have been out there, we have been the only divers and the visibility is like swimming in an aquarium. The bottom is very silty so if other divers are in there with poor buoyancy control visibility will get bad quickly (only happened once when a group of 6 divers showed up). For the cost you can bet that I will be back many times in the near future.