Rainbow River

Rainbow River
USA East


Site Review by
 Jason NYC
Date: 04/11/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jason NYC Entry:    1.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    1.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   12 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   325 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.76
This ranks as one of my favorite dives. Topside is typical "wild" Florida. Very peaceful and lovely. I don't believe this one can be done as a shore dive but you can snorkel here from shore after paying a small park entrance fee. This drift dive is done after a short ride in a boat up current. Visibility is forever (fresh cool 72 degree spring water) and depths are very shallow, ranging 5-20ft. The current is Cozumel like with a break at the end of the dive in a small spring area. Not much fish but a few friendly ones. The attraction here is the unique Florida spring water and underwater topography. A really lovely dive in central Florida! About a 2 hour drive from Tampa.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    1.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

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

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