Dave R.'s Dive Log

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1 dives

Rainbow River on 3/21/2008
Dave R.
Dave R.
Mar 21, 2008, 12:00 AM
scuba
This is a nice dive, especially for a family or novice divers. This was the second time we dove here, the first was 2005. While not a 'shore dive' if you go to the K of P park in Dunnellon you can rent a canoe. We got three divers, myself, wife and daughter and all out gear into one canoe. Paddle 1 to 1.5 miles upstream, put your flag in the canoe and drift back. Be sure to surface and check for the park from time to time so you don't pass it. The viz was in the 75-100 ft range. Bring a camera. Lots of eel grass beds, gar, etc.. Look for sand boils and larger spring outflows. The west side is built up, homes, etc. The east side is undeveloped. A few recommendations. Put on a 2mm wet suit before getting into the canoe (no wet suit and you will get cold by the end of the dive). If pulling out on the east side to gear up, select your site carefully. There are some good spots but watch for sunken roots and fire ants.