Fanning Springs
Located on the central, west coast of Florida on the Suwannee River.  Fanning Springs is breath taking at first sight.  It has a large basin with very clear water and excellent scenery all around.  Depths vary from 2 to 21 feet depending on the river height.  Water discharges from visible sand boils and small cracks in the rocks that surround the bottom.  Good dive to snorkel.  Combine this dive with Manatee Springs (just south) for a day of diving.  The park is operated by the State and does not allow scuba.  The state spent over $750,000 restoring this spring and what a great job they did.

Directions:
From the town of Fanning Springs,take US 19 to the Suwannee River bridge.  Take your second left after the bridge.  Look for big sign.
underwater view
Sand boils
small fish
Movie:
Underwater video of Fanning Spring.