Morrison Springs

Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida. The large, sand-bottomed spring is surrounded by a 161-acre park that is managed by Walton County.

Wildlife encounters include your typical Florida spring fish like bluegill, bass, cichlids, catfish, and tilapia. Possible sightings of alligators, turtles, and manatees in the winter.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 15 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • River

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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Vortex Springs

This 500+ acre Resort produces approximately 32 million gallons of crystal “gin“ clear water daily and is a consistent temperature of 68 degrees. Vortex Spring is one of the most dived locations in all of Florida and is popular among technical as well as brand new divers.

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Bridge Span 12

The Hathaway Bridge was originally built in 1929. The spans were from the old bridge that connected Panama City to Panama City Beach. There are 14 Hathaway bridge spans. The spans were sunk in 1988.

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Saint Andrew’s State Park

A great and easy location for shore diving. Pay the $5 park fee and dive straight from your car with access to facilities in this Florida State Park. Get here early on weekends as it will get crowded.

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USS Strength (Wreck)

USS Strength, a World War II minesweeper, saw action off Iwo Jima and Okinawa where she survived both a midget submarine attack and a kamikaze raid. Later in life, Strength served as a training hulk for Navy salvage divers in Washington, D.C., and then Panama City.

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Bridge Span 14

The Hathaway Bridge was originally built in 1929. The spans were from the old bridge that connected Panama City to Panama City Beach. There are 14 Hathaway bridge spans. The spans were sunk in 1988. The 14th Bridge Span is the most dived in the area.

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Destin East Jetty

This is a shore dive. There are jetties on both the east and west side of the pass at this beach - the east side is where people do most of their diving. This is a good local spot with plenty to see.

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The Black Bart (Wreck)

Sunk off the coast of Panama City Beach, this offshore oilfield supply vessel was sunk as an artificial reef in 1993. Divers can swim through the intact wheelhouse at 40 feet, investigate the deck at 66 feet, and explore the open cargo holds at 80 feet. A great wreck dive for newer divers.

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Bridge Span 1

The Hathaway bridge was originally built in 1929. The spans were from the old bridge that connected Panama City to Panama City Beach. There are 14 Hathaway bridge spans in all. The spans were sunk in April-May of 1988. Span #1 was sunk on 29 April 1988.

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Joe Patti Memorial Reef (Wreck)

This 175′ x 40′ x 10′ barge with numerous steel structures welded to its deck was sunk in July 2013 and is now known as the Joe Patti Memorial Reef. It instantly became one of the areas most popular inshore dive sites.

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The LuLu (Wreck)

LuLu, a 271-foot, steel-hulled former coastal freighter originally named Yokamu. Purpose-sunk on May 26, 2013, LuLu sits upright on a 115-foot sand bottom; its picturesque wheelhouse tops out at a rec-diver-friendly 60 feet.

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