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Depth Perception Dive Center

Local Diving Locations

Scuba Diving In & Around Tampa Bay


Blue Grotto Dive Resort

Located near Ocala, Florida this dive site.is a frequent scuba dive training site for Depth Perception Dive Center.

The video below is Blue Grotto Dive Resort's official safety and orientation video. All divers need to see this before diving Blue Grotto
Water Temperature: 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round
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Devil's Den Pre-Historic Spring

Located across US-27 by Blue Grotto in Williston, Florida.     On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney opening.  Thus, the early settlers gave this crystal clear water the name Devil's Den.  With year round 72 degree water temperatures,  this inverted mushroom shaped pre-historic spring has a 120 foot surface diameter and is a wonderful training site with very little silt and shallow depths that average between 50-55 ft.. 

Water Temperature: 60-80 degrees F
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Gulf of Mexico

Warm in the summer, cold in the winter..
Water Temperature: 60-80 degrees F
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Lake Denton

Located south of Tampa, this freshwater spring fed community lake is the home to a children's camp during summer vacation and diver's on the weekend.  During the spring this diving site is surrounded by orange groves, it's a wonderful day when your dive begins and ends with the smell of orange blossoms. Water temperatures range from 60-80 year-round. 
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Venice Beach

Gulf of Mexico Shore diving for megladon teeth.
Water Temperature: 60-80 degrees F
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2-30 feet
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De Leon Springs

State of Florida Park, great place for pancakes in between or apres dive..
Water Temperature: 72 degrees Fyear-round
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Troy Springs

State of Florida .park located by Ft. White, the spring is a little silty, but the river run is nice.

Orange Sink

Located north of Mayo, Florida in the Wes Skiles Peacock Springs Florida State Park.

Rainbow River

Not a significant dive for scuba diving training purposes, but a highly recommended location for snorkeling/tubing/scuba with the family. Depths average 5 to 18 feet, and the water temperature averages 72 degrees year round.
We recommend avoiding the weekends if possible or arriving early on weekends and holidays.
 
TIP: Alcoholic Beverages and Food or drink in disposable containers is unlawful on Rainbow River.  
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