Devil's Den

Devil's Den
Florida
USA East

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Site Review by
 Vanno
Date: 11/08/2004

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

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

Evaluation

*Average:    2.62
Neat place. Be there when the park opens! For us it opened at 9, and we had the entire cavern to ourselves for about 45 minutes. Then visibility dropped quickly. It's a POPULAR training site for OW certs, and 40 or 50 divers kicking around made it worse and worse as the day wore on. (We did 2 full tanks, since we'd driven about 2 hours for the dive.) The catfish were huge and if you sit quietly, will school around pretty densely. Hovering under the surface opening and looking up or laying on your back at the surface, it is a gorgeous view of the oak trees and moss hanging into the opening. Bring a camera. The entry stairs are one diver at a time ONLY. They are made of wood, and sway pretty crazily with only a single equipped diver going down or up. Divers coming up have the right of way, so there got to be a LONG line of divers waiting to go down into the cavern. I think the should open it up a bit and rebuild the stairs with something a bit more substantial!! But again…. If you're early, there isn't a problem. The rest of the park was nice and relaxing, and the staff was great. T-shirt selection was very limited. One pattern, black or grey, medium or XL, you choose...The fossils in the walls were pretty good, but don't bring a knife into the cavern. They see a knife, and you're drying off for the day. It's a great place to get a "cave dive" feeling without actually risking your neck in a cave. :-)    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    1.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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