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.

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

Stupanj

Stupanj

  • Početnik
  • Advanced
Body of Water

Body of Water

  • Umjetno
Vidljivost 

Vidljivost 

  • 11 m
Strujanje

Strujanje

  • slaba struja 
  • nema struje 
  • jaka struja 
  • vrlo jaka struja 
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Ronjenje s disalicom
  • Noćni uron
  • Cavern/Cave
  • Jezero

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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.

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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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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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With a developed swimming area surrounding a first-magnitude spring, Blue Springs Recreation Area is a liquid playground in hues of blue, a broad open basin pouring forth a spring run with a dozen more major springs along its length.

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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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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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Tex Edwards Barge (Wreck)

Depth: 65-75ft. 
GPS Location: Latitude 30 16.138′ N Longitude 87 10.157′ WSunk in 1982 the Tex Edwards Barge sits in about 75′ of water roughly 7 miles east of Pensacola Pass. While the site has subsided some over the years, large sections of the barge remain intact.

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