David Stidham's Dive Log
Weeki Wachee Springs on 7/30/2011
Jul 30, 2011, 12:00 AM
This was where we did our open water certification dives. When we purchased our personal gear, we came again to use this simple, easy dive site as a check out dive. We've done this site 3 times. The sandy bottom can be stirred up quite easily, so take care. However, with the spring head flowing, it generally clears again in short order. The maximum depth here is around 40ish feet to the grate covered spring which is surrounded by rocks starting from around 15 feet. You'll see many turtles, and some fish life. I even saw two Freshwater Flounders (Sole). The water was around 75 degrees. Current was light. If you're lucky, the mermaids may even be out doing some training of their own. Yes, you need to coordinate your dive through a local dive shop that goes to Weeki Wachee in order to gain access. Excellent dive for new divers. Not very exciting, but it does offer a conversation point about having dove where the mermaids swim.