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Scuba Diving in Orlando, Florida

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Scuba diving is a truly adventurous and enjoying water sport and no matter which destination you choose to quench your diving thirst, be sure to have a memorable experience of a lifetime. One of the best places that offers some of the world’s best diving is definitely Florida, a picture-perfect getaway with thousands of miles of beautiful coastline, numerous white sand beaches and a wealth of amazing dive sites filled with fascinating wildlife, unique coral reefs, intriguing caverns and even more. Whether you are an experienced diver with thousands of dives or just getting certified, you will find no shortage of diving opportunities in the Sunshine State.

Diving in Florida

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For a wonderful diving adventure, visit Orlando, a city in the central Florida, ideally nestled in an area surrounded by over a thousand lakes. Its key location in the Atlantic Ocean, abundant sunshine and warm temperatures have always been the bastion of development for Orlando. Some 75 miles northeast of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Orlando is the center of the largest concentration of family entertainment attractions in the world.

Find best of Orlando in the immense Disney Resort Complex, a 40 square miles area with four major theme parks, three water parks, eight golf courses, hundreds of restaurants and a wealth of hotels; enjoy the sensational ‘One Ocean Show’ starring Shamu, and get up-close and in personal with your favorite sea animals at Seaworld (hurry up to find discount Seaworld Orlando Tickets as it’s high season and the prices are naturally rising); or else visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, a nice place, where the unexpected comes together with an unparalleled combination of thrilling rides, top-notch live shows and one of the country’s premier zoos with more than 2,500 animals. This and much more are waiting for you in Orlando.

SeaWorld Orlando

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As to Orlando diving, it’s worth mentioning that the best Orlando dive sites are found around 2 hours’ drive from downtown. Blue Springs State Park is one of the most favorite dive sites and the closet to downtown Orlando and the attractions, which is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home to a growing population of West Indian Manatees.

Blue Grotto is another beautiful and popular dive site, blessed with about a 100 feet exceptional visibility. This is considered to be the safest cavern dive in the area, where visitors have the unique experience to see fossils, as well an array of aquatic life on the guided dive. Keep in mind that while diving in Blue Grotto an open water diving certification is required.

Blue Grotto Orlando

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Divers also appreciate Rainbow River at a depth of 8 meters, which is rich in very large bass, garfish and a wide variety of turtles. Underwater photographers will be able to take great shots! Other famous dive sites include Devil’s Den, ideal for fossil dive, Ginnie Springs with the most beautiful cave system in Orlando and Kings Spring, 22 meters in length that is home to large tarpon, blue crabs, large catfish and hundreds of mangrove snapper.

To find scuba gear or other diving equipment, Orlando’s Diver Direct dive shop is undoubtedly the best place. It is found just around the corner from Universal Studios, and close to Wet-n-Wild and is considered the number one source for scuba equipment in Florida.

Have a nice and unforgettable vacation in the awe-inspiring city of Orlando!!!


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