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“Great place to scuba dive”
Review of Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Williston
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Owner description: Cavern and cave diving site.
Florida
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2 reviews
“Great place to scuba dive”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We had a blast there scuba diving. We got to feed the fish right out of our hand!

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Seneca SC
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“Blue Water & a Sense of Humor”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Best time to go to the Grotto is during the week then you will get to really enjoy the beauty of the dive... Be ready with a sense of humor as Ed has one and 'cleared' the Grotto for us on Saturday... Thanks for a great time, again! Look forward to many more trips...

Visited February 2012
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Interesting change of pace for Open Water divers”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

The Blue Grotto is a cavern/cave site. There are training platforms where you usually find several Open Water classes going on, there is a large cavern/basin area, and a short cave tube/chute with a guideline.

It's a good experience for those wanting to try a cave experience (with an experienced instructor along as guide) without paying a lot of money. Once you have gone through the chute once or twice, there's not much else to do except head for the diving bell where fresh air is pumped in and you can remove your regulator for a while.

You can easily spend 30-40 minutes underwater. Be aware that if there are lots of students there, odds are the cavern will be "silted" out because of inattentive students and instructors. There are pavilions where you can set up your gear (for an additional fee), showers & restrooms, and a hot water shower to knock off the cold from the dive (water temp is about 68 degrees), and stairs leading down to the grotto entry.

Visited February 2012
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Gainesville, Georgia
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great for check-out dives”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

As a nervous new diver, this was a great place to do my first day of check-out dives (second day was at Devil's Den). Since it was December, it wasn't very crowded at all. I couldn't go into the cavern as a new diver, but plenty of people were going down there. Not much to see at Blue Grotto, but the water was clear and not too deep, which calmed the nerves. I'm certain that most divers with more experience would be quite bored here though.

Visited December 2011
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new york city
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“Geologist dream recreational bore”
Reviewed November 27, 2011

Besides the dive resembling a cave dive it is unexciting. In addition, the three mil that was advised was false. Water temp was 68 and I began to chill. Very closed in and for divers that love the open waters this is just an get wet oppurtunity. If you can avoid this dive do so it would have been better to view the manatees.

Visited November 2011
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