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Vortex Springs

1517 Vortex Springs Lane, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455
(800) 342 - 0640
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Type: Water Parks, Specialty Shops, Adventure
Owner description: 11/10/2012 Update on the status of Vortex Spring ownership. The Dockerys are the owners of Vortex...
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Type: Water Parks, Specialty Shops, Adventure
Owner description: 11/10/2012 Update on the status of Vortex Spring ownership. The Dockerys are the owners of Vortex Spring and we plan on stay here for the foreseeable future. We are investing a great amount of money in cleaning up the water. So please come back and give us advice on how to make your stay more enjoyably.Dear all past and future visitors of Vortex Spring. My name is Connie Taylor and I was the manager at Vortex Spring 5 years ago when it was the amazing vacation spot you all remember. The resort was sold 5 years ago with great sadness by many involved in the upkeep of the property. The new owner has neglected the property so bad that it is going through a foreclosure sale on the 18th of October. There is a very high probability that the original owners the Dockerys will get the resort back. I am currently working at Vortex Spring trying to repair the damage that has been done. We have repaired the majority of the roads and are endeavoring in efforts to clean the water by removing the algae and under water weeds. I will keep you all up to date on the ownership after the 18th. Please don't write Vortex Spring off as a vacation spot just yet. The old management is back with a vengeance. Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly and ready to help any way possible. We are doing everything in our power to restore in to the treasure it once was. Thank you all.
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Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been here on three different occasions for dive training and it is very adequate for that purpose. Two things to know... 1) the earlier in the day, the better, as clarity becomes less and less as more divers silt the water through out the day, and 2) like all springs, it is COLD! 68 degrees year round. You... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Vortex Springs is a nice place to practice your diving skills. The staff is helpful. It is overpriced. We did a morning dive on a Saturday and were the only divers there. As we were leaving, the place was filling up. The changing rooms were clean. It's a "do it once" dive to practice skills.

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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Love this place!! We have been driving at Vortex for many years. But this is the first time we rented a cabin. By far rent cabin B.. My family really enjoyed it so much. It is bare but I knew that in advance and brought everything with us. The water and diving was amazing and we loved the slide. Can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I have been going back and forth to bore techs for 15 years now and every time gets better and better I love the staff I love to play the nature is great the water is crystal clear the camping is wonderful it is a great fun family place thank you vortex. .Michelle and chase ivey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I came for my first time this week and it was amazing . Fun slides , a zip line , diving boards ! It was the best Labor Day weekend I've had in a while ! An not to mention the firework show was amazing ! I plan to come back many times next summer !!

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have been here six times, two of those were for dive training. This is one of the best dive sights i have ever been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ok. Folks. I along with my son's dive yes scuba dive vortex. Is it perfect? No! Is it clean and safe ? Yes! I have been going to vortex since the 80's for easy, safe and inexpensive place to blow bubbles. I have never seen any of the things mentioned in these slanderous reviews and want everyone to know it... More 

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Pace, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went August 9, 2014. You should do yourself a favor and skip this "attraction". It does not deserve to be classified as an "attraction", it is more like "repulsion"! The place was filthy. There were insufficient staff on hand overseeing the safety of the swimmers and essentially no one was governed by any set of rules. There was quite a... More 

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Pensacola
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First impression...uninviting. Payed the entrance fee, parked and walked the grounds to get a feel for the place. Looks like it has potential but the place was dirty and looked run down, like it's stuck in the 1980's... Water was cloudy with zero scuba divers...another visitor said a aquifer collapsed not sure if that was the case. Side note: the... More 

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Jay, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Just got home today from vortex....stayed 2 nights with my family....big mistake....there is absolutely NO rules enforced at this place.....the cabins are filthy....rude cashiers in the dive shop.....drunk people everywhere.....they have a quiet time at night from 10 pm to 7 am....big joke....music blaring at 11pm...try to find a manager to complain to....but she is in on the fun....someone almost... More 

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