Paradise Springs Dive Info Website:https://divingfl.com/paradise-springs/ Address: 4040 SE 84th Lane Rd., Ocala, FL Phone: (352) 368-5746 Date: Sat., Sept. 17th Time: 8:00a Cost: $30 exact cash only (may not have change avail.). No debit/credit cards/Venmo accepted. Tanks: Two tanks of air (can use nitrox if you want some practice - 100' dive) AOW Cert: MUST be an AOW (advanced open water) to do this dive, zero exceptions allowed unless you are with your certified scuba instructor. Physical dive card will be checked when waiver is filled out. If you forget your card, you won't be allowed to dive. Eats: Picnic lunch - Gina needs a final headcount and dietary restrictions/requests.
Extra Info for everyone new to this dive:
If this is your first visit to Paradise, you'll be required to watch the intro video (about 5 mins.).
There are no equipment rentals/sales and no air available here.
You must have at least one perfectly working, fully-charged flashlight for the entire dive since this is in an overhead environment. Two flashlights are definitely recommended. Also need a tank light.
Getting there - You will be driving on roads with no name. Once you (look both ways first) cross over-top of the railroad tracks (then go right & then quick left), you'll be driving on a one-lane sand road. If you get to the gate early, just wait over by the side, the gate won't open until about 8:00a so it's not necessary to get there too early. Once you drive all the way through and you're at the house, pull in and park next to the horse pasture on your right. After you pay & complete paperwork, you'll literally wait for the horse pasture gate to be opened and drive through. This is a very rustic site but there is a bathroom.
This is one of my favorite dive spots in the area!!! Going to be a great dive! :)