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Address: 4040 Southeast 84th Lane Road, Ocala, FL 34480
Phone Number: 352-368-5746
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Commercially operated cave diving site.

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First Cavern Dive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Jeff A
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Inglis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

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. About 20 ft across at the entrance. 99 ft before entering a cave. Great viz.

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Thank scarab6o
Inglis, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 change as insteps and guide line.

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Thank Jeff A
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Minimal facility but the spring is nice. Not much more than a cavern dive but very nice for that. The wooden entry needs fixing but safe for entry.

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Thank Bryan W
Benbrook, Texas
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We heard from one of the divemasters in Crystal River that this was his favorite place to dive, so we thought we could not pass it up! This dive site is located on private property, just south of Ocala, Florida.On the day that we went, we were the only ones on the premises the entire day. Construction was taking place... More 

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2 Thank kathyc20152015
Daytona Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Do not go unless you are a diver. The owners will not even let you look at it for fear of being sued. If you are a diver then by all means check it out!

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Thank dburns19
Summerville, South Carolina
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place was a great dive!! But, oh my goodness. Can you say, "Deliverance"? I can not believe the people that own this place let it look the way it does. Everything but the dive was without a doubt sketchy. Broke down vehicles everywhere, neck high weeds and grass, and Do Not use the bathroom, that is attached to a... More 

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18 Thank Christopher N
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My dive partner and I dove paradise springs today. It's a very low key place and a little hard to find if you don't know where you're going. Owners are nice. Visibility was fairly goof we only had a few divers before we arrived. I would dive it again, but not for a little while. First dive lasted just over... More 

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3 Thank FunInTheSun386
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

What a great place! The dive was interesting and exciting. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Rustic location. Easy to follow rules. Overall, a must dive! The fossils are amazing!

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3 Thank Jburk77
High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you are a springs and cavern diver you'll enjoy this dive. The property owners are really nice and very accommodating. Ask them questions before your dive. They are a wealth of knowledge. The bottom is a little silty so make sure you've got buoyancy control or your dive buddies will hate you. There are many fossils throughout the cavern... More 

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4 Thank Flyingkayak17
Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I suggest you get there early as possible before others silt it up. winter is better, summer you get green algae.The park itself is nothing special.

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