Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Scuba Monkey

Blue Lagoon

Dive Sites & Info

Florida State Parks
Troy Springs

Temp is 72 deg year round. Max depth is approximately 75 ft. There are remnants of the Civil War Steamboat wreck, The Madison. This site is teaming with fish and other wildlife. The park offers nice facilities, walking trails and a large picnic area with only a $5 per carload entry fee.

The spring run contains the remains of the Civil War-era steamboat Madison, scuttled in 1863 to keep it from being captured by the Union. A recent addition to the state park system, Troy Springs now has an entrance road, restrooms, an accessible walkway, picnic tables, and a riverside dock for canoeists and boaters on the Suwannee River. This 70-foot plus deep, first magnitude spring offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Bring the family for an old fashioned swimming hole party! Only open-water scuba diving is permitted and divers must be certified; no solo diving is allowed.

Manatee Springs

The first-magnitude spring at this park produces an average of 100 million gallons of clear, cool water daily. In winter, West Indian manatees swim upriver to the warmer waters of the springs. Popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, the headwaters of the spring are also a great spot for swimming. The spring run forms a sparkling stream that meanders through hardwood wetlands to the Suwannee River. Canoe and kayaks can be rented May through September. Children enjoy the playground in the picnic area. Hiking and bicycling are available on the north end trail system. The full-facility campground is surrounded by red oak woods.

Florida Regulations

Devil's Den

Temp 72 Deg, Max depth 35 ft, awesome dive with hot showers and changing rooms, Nice staff with tank fills on site and equipment. $40 dollar entry fee for divers. The entrance drops down to platform for easy entry in the subterranean dives.

On a cold winter morning you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil's Den. Crystal clear water, year round 72 degree temperatures, ancient rock formations with stalactites, fossil beds, and much more. Devil's Den is truly a natural wonder. Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun and relaxation at Devil's Den. All divers must be Open Water certified, sign release, have proper training, and follow rules and regulations.

Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto is a cavern system great for OW divers, and even a snorkel can get you around to several of interesting views. One of the more unique aspects of Blue Grotto is their fresh air filled "bell" at 30 feet that is a novelty many divers enjoy checking out. This air bell is constantly being supplied by a compressor, so you don't have to worry about CO2 retention. It can fit several diver in at once. While in the bell, you can look through the glass at the people swimming above you while you are just talking to your buddies without a regulator. You can explore the open cavern system without any more than open water certification, although it is recommend that you limit yourself to a 60 foot maximum depth. Past his point it can become silty and quite dark. Permanent heavy duty guidelines tour through the entire system with a maximum depth of 100 feet. There is a cave site elsewhere on the property that is not connected to the main cavern. I recommend diving either early morning or late afternoon. During the weekends classes in the basin kill the visibility very quickly.