Vortex Spring has been a popular dive spot and recreational spot since the mid 1970s. The spring is popular with cave divers offering clear dives into the spring’s limestone rock cavern. The spring produces 28 million gallons of water daily at a year-round temperature of 68 degrees.
Vortex offers scuba dive training, rentals and a complete dive shop supplying dive suits, masks, gauges and accessories.
The recreation area is popular with swimmers during the warm weather months. A diving board, two high jump platforms, zip line, 2 slides, and a rope swing provide fun-filled launches into the cool spring water. Picnic tables and grassy areas surround the spring.
Vortex offers lodging with 2 bunk-bed lodges, cabins and camping with electrical hookup available.
Vortex Spring is located approximately 4 miles north of Hwy. 90 on SR81 in Ponce de Leon, Fla. ::MAP::
Hours of Operation: 7 days a week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Diving fees are $19.00/day
Pets are not allowed.
For more information about Vortex Spring and its facilities, go to: www.vortexspring.com
Diver Mark Anderson from Indiana shares this video of diving Vortex: