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Great place to get wet

Went here to do some scuba diving. Expectations were pretty low but the staff and springs were... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Camping and scuba trip

I will say that I have been coming here for 10 years to scuba dive. It's a great place to dive and... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Andalusia, Alabama
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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...more
1517 Vortex Springs Ln, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455-6521
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Had an amazing experience here over the weekend. It doesn't look like much from the surface, but once you get under the water then it opens up to caverns and an abundance of sea life (mostly fish and eels). Plus, the young lady at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Went here to do some scuba diving. Expectations were pretty low but the staff and springs were awesome. Rented gear and dive for almost 2 hours for a reasonable price. The spring is packed with sunfish, bluegill and bass. The larger ones stayed just out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The pictures on the website are not the reality here! This place is SUPER TRASHY and filthy, beer cans everywhere and everyone blasting music! This could be a super spot but clearly the owner doesn’t care. Sorry I never ever leave a review but this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I will say that I have been coming here for 10 years to scuba dive. It's a great place to dive and explore though after a few times you've probably seen everything there is. I've dove here so much a few years ago when the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

My wife and I went here for a weekend get away dive. The water was extremely clear (at first). Unless you want to dive in 8-12 ft of water and see some nice algae covered pipes, you are limited to a 50' area of 22'...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

It could use some improvements but over all a really fun place. Would recommend to check it out yourself.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Erin M
Reviewed August 9, 2018

A family of us are driving a few hours to stay in one of their Lodges. I called in advance to book it before heading on the road! At the last minute they told me "SORRY WE GAVE YOUR ROOM TO ANOTHER FAMILY" and they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Valerie F
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

My best friend, her fiancé and both of our 10 year old children were there with us. We were having a great time until we witnessed a drowning that ended up fatal. He was a 21 year old male visiting vortex with some friends. Everyone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
9  Thank Brooke C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My family and I were looking for a place to do a bit of scuba diving while in Florida and found this place. Yes, the water is crystal clear. It is a bit chilly but the wet suits help. However, the diving area is very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ArkTed
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We used to visit here when I was a kid 25 or so years ago and it was wonderful. I brought my two teenage daughters and parents out here and let me tell you, we will not be back. People had obscene music blasting so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank morr1123
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Huey K
June 29, 2018|
Response from Aergle | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure it’s sunset.
Brandi P
May 28, 2018|
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Response from demiani2017 | Reviewed this property |
All camping rates are based on two (2) guests. A single vehicle or 2 tents are per site. With the cost of the site you will receive 2 general admission passes which can be upgraded to diving passes.
Brandi P
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Sonworshipper | Reviewed this property |
Don't know...you would have to contact them personally to find out.