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“Great Diving, but!!!!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paradise Springs

Paradise Springs
Ranked #22 of 56 things to do in Ocala
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Owner description: Commercially operated cave diving site.
Summerville, South Carolina
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106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great Diving, but!!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

This place was a great dive!! But, oh my goodness. Can you say, "Deliverance"? I can not believe the people that own this place let it look the way it does. Everything but the dive was without a doubt sketchy. Broke down vehicles everywhere, neck high weeds and grass, and Do Not use the bathroom, that is attached to a dilapidated double wide trailer. If the owners of this property would be willing to sell it, I would be more than happy to purchase it and make it amazing. The way it could be and deserves to be. Holy Broken Heart!!!

Visited August 2014
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun dive; don't silt it up though!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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 40 minutes. Second dive we cut a little short just because we we're tired, but had a good day over all.

Visited January 2014
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great intro to cave dives”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

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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3 Thank Jburk77
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High Springs, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Dive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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 too. Finding the place is an adventure in itself. I'll be back. It is a really fun dive, probably the best spring dive in N Central Florida.

Visited July 2013
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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun dive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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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