Paradise Springs, Ocala

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  • I have debated diving this small hole in the ground for a while now. We decided to go down on Friday this past week. Its a little of the beaten path, out under some old oak trees, and ran out of the o...  more »
  • Nice little dive. Was a little cramped in places with the Columbus Scuba gang, but over all a very good dive.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Wonderful dive site with plenty to see, it's amazing to descend into the cavern from what is only a small 15 foot wide pool on the surface. That being said light levels drop very quickly and there is no indication of the cavern opening' s light from 100 ft, a good light and a good backup are essential, less experienced divers might consider only going to around 60 feet where the largest main cavern is. Note: The dive site is family owned, very minimal equipment for rental, stop by the nearby dive shop first if you need rentals.
  • From the looks of things, there is someone named Jesus that makes it his business trashing businesses. He doesn't seem to be happy about any place he has been to. It's to bad that he doesn't live up to his name, the real Jesus would not have done this. It is to bad that google allows people like this to right a lot of garbage about someone and not hold them responsible. I know these people personally, and they are not at all the people he described in his hateful review. This is getting out of control with some people that think they can say or do anything they want and not be held accountable. I hope Kurt and Jennifer sue the pants off of this jerk.
  • For a spring it is very nice. The spring itself has a small entrance and the whole slants so it makes it cavern like. I was doing a deep dive and multilevel dive for my advanced certification, and was very fun. It gets dark really fast, so bring a flashlight/torch. You can rent some lights and weights, I dont know about anything else but there is a couple of dive shops nearby.The restroom is actually pretty ok. They have benches and tables to set your gear or whatever. The spring is down some rocky steps and some old wooden deck. Getting to the property is pretty interesting. IT IS A PRIVATE PROPERTY, so keep in mind they are not completely experts or have nice roads, it is their farm home that happens to have a spring. Overall it's fun if you let yourself have fun.
  • 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 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!

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