Wow! What an amazing natural site. Ginnie Springs Resort, located in central Florida, is a set of several different springs that offer excellent scuba diving and snorkeling. The water is a steady 72 degrees year round and has perfect visibility. Ginnie Springs features 55 campsites, bathhouses, RV hook-ups, dive gear rentals, tank fills, convenience store and several other creature comforts. The springs of consequence to the diver are: Ginnie Spring, Devil's Eye, and Devil's Ear. Open water divers may enter all the caverns and caves but can only bring a dive light in Ginnie's main headspring. Don't venture if you're not experienced, people have died here. This is one site highly recommend to the experienced diver or novice visiting the springs for the first time.
"Blue Spring" or "Ginnie Spring" (pic to left) inside Ginnie Springs Resort opens up to a big outflow of water flowing into the Santa Fe river. This is the biggest pool at Ginnie Springs and can be penetrated to a depth of 55 feet. Divers will encounter a large cavern room with many crevices to explore. There is a grating at the bottom that prevents access to the cave entrance. Many people have died here before that grating was put up. Now this main headspring is one of the safest cavern dives in Florida. Dive lights are allowed here, even for the open water diver. Snorkelers can swim in the spring basin and part of the cavern.
Tubing! This is also alot of fun. If your tired of diving then just sit back and relax while you float down the Santa Fe river. Ginnie Springs offers tube rental as well.
Here's one of the smaller sister springs, Dogwood Spring, that lets out into the Sante Fe river. Crystal Clear Water!
Devil's Eye is a circular spring with depths to 15 feet at the bottom of the spring. A cave entrance begins at the bottom of the spring and extends through several thousand feet of cave passage way. Great for the experienced cave diver. Devil's Eye eventually connects to Devils Ear spring. Devil's ear is located in the Santa Fe River about 10-15 yards east of Devil's Eye. This is an exciting traverse to between the two springs. Depths at Devil's Ear plunge down an oval chimney shaft 60 feet to a cave entrance. Upon entering the small restriction you are rewarded with a large cavern room (35 feet high x 30' wide). Open water divers should stop here. All surface light will be lost about 10 yards from the entrance. Great cave system for DPV's as well. Several thousand feet of cave passage way continue from this point on. Ginnie Springs also rents tubes to cruise down the Sante Fe River. Artifact hunters can examine the floor bottom for relics in the Sante Fe. Typical artifacts are arrowheads, sharks teeth, and pottery.