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Paradise Springs

4040 Southeast 84th Lane Road, Ocala, FL 34480
352-368-5746
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Ranked #18 of 29 attractions in Ocala
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Commercially operated cave diving site.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

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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High Springs, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Good dive. Well priced. Grounds are well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Ocala, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

The place is magical and I'm sure people who like dive will delightful with what their are gonna find here, but is not a place to take your family in a hot summer day and make some bbq so if you wanna try something different and want some adventure in your day go head... Anyways the place looks like needs... More

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Poinciana, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Want a Dive Site you can go to any time of the year? This is the place! Not much to look at, at first. but once you get in the water, it's awesome. The water stays the same temp, year round. If you look close enough you can find things you never expected to see.... The best time to go,... More

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North Port, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This was part of an advanced open water certification dive. Not much to rave about, most certainly not the facilities. Tricky steps to the springs!! Even worse going back up!! On this particular day there were a lot of divers present and thus the visibility was terrible, but made for a good learning scenario and gave us a taste as... More

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ft.myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

Then got in water was in 3mil full wet suit on nitrox WOW really nice cavern on right hand side can do full circle turn off light look back try and describe it YOU CAN'T goin back 10/22/10 wear at least 3mil full wet suit to be comfortable WATCH STEPS TRICKY !!!!!!

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Waycross ga
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

As the other posts said,visually, it's not impressive from the surface. A 20 foot surface pool sitting in a 30 ft sink, but wait untill you see it from the water. I was not prepared for the size of the cavern, you will need lights, in fact they require them. Pop down to 60 and 90 ft and look back... More

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