Scuba diving in Orlando
Orlando is famous for its spectacular crystal clear
wide variety of marine life.
Orlando dive sites
offer a unique dive experience and the variety of its dive
sites suits all levels of expertise. That beautiful caverns
and caves system in Orlando's springs and dive sites attract
divers from all over the world.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
centers for safety, additional information, level required
for each dive site and without being accompanied by a
All the information provided is purely informative for our
readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Average annual temperature: 22°C to 29°C (73°F to 85° F)
Average Water surface temperature: From 22°C 29°C (71°F to
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30 and 100
feet (10 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Orlando is the perfect spot if you are looking for new
diving experiences as there are many opportunitie to suit
all levels of divers. The crystal river will not disapoint
with its famous manatees. You can swim or snorkel with these
really amazing creatures. Dolphins are also regularly
spotted here. Orlando also has very popular cave dives and
special training is required to dive some of them. A wide
fish and aqua life have made Orlando dive sites
Orlando also has a good number of dive stores that carry a
large variety of dive gear from famous brand names. Many
dive centers have equipment for sale as well. Also
affiliated to dive centers are dive clubs whose main aim is
to provide a social center for divers to meet and exchange
Some of Orlando dive sites.
Kings Spring is 75 feet (22 meters) in length and 25 feet (7
meters) wide. It is at a depth of 55 feet (17 meters). The
spring is home to large tarpon, blue crabs, large catfish
and hundreds of mangrove snapper. The site is a great spot
for manatee snorkeling.
Rainbow River is at a depth of 25 feet (8 meters). It has a
huge population of marine life including very large bass,
garfish and a wide variety of turtles. Also it is popular
spot for fossil diving. However Gooddive like all addicted
recreational divers do not encourage the removal, killing or
feeding of underwater creatures. Underwater photographers
will be able to take great shots!
Blue Grotto is a beautiful cavern dive spot. It starts as a
shallow dive site and then it reaches 100 feet deep (30
meters). It is home to many kinds of aqua life, and it can
be done in the same day with Devil's Den.
Devil's Den is another dive cavern site. It is at a depth
range of 60 feet (18 meters) deep. It is a great spot for
fossil dive. The visibility in this site is awesome for
Blue Springs is home for manatee in the summer months. It is
at a depth of 60 feet (18 meters) and its caverns reach 120
feet (36 meters) deep. The site suits advanced and
intermediate divers as well as snorkelers.
Ginnie Springs has the most attractive cave system. Its warm
crystal clear water is home to many kinds of fish like
redfish, trout, shark tarpon and bonefish. It is a bout 15
feet (4 meters) deep with good visibility. Some of Ginnie
Springs' caves may need cave levels of training.