Blue Springs State Park

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Site Review by
 Vanno
Date: 01/16/2005

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Vanno Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Cocoa Beach Reef:    1.00
State:   Florida Animal:    3.00
Country:   Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.03
Dove this on 1/16/05. It was raining and air temp was a cold 46 degrees, so it was almost 30 degrees warmer in the water than in the air. Stephen Armstrong's review below is very accurate, so I won't repeat it here. Although I don't think it's 1/4 mile from the car park to the entry ladder. (I would have said an 1/8th mile, but why split hairs?) The flow out of the spring is strong, but easy enough to overcome. We dove weighted for the ocean, and we could pull ourselves down by hand, or fin down when we went head first. There were over 70 manatees in the run today, so the head spring was the only part we could dive. But there were manatees at the vent, and they were very playful. It was a challenge to keep our hands to ourselves. They were just begging to be scratched. But the rangers ARE WATCHING!! Best to leave them completely alone. Fee was $10.50 per diver. Limit 40 divers a day, so get there early. By 8:30am, there were probably 15 others there already, and the park opens at 8am! Lots of fun for a single tank, morning dive.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2005
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    1.00
 
 


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