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Scuba diving in Ridge Manor

Ridge Manor's special location in the Gulf of Mexico gives it an advantage for scuba diving. Snorkelers and scuba divers like this spot for its diversity of underwater life. You will be fascinated by the sinks and springs in the area and with its abundance of aqua life.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Ridge Manor dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 22°C and 28°C (72° F and 84° F)
Average Water surface temperature: 28°C (84° F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 15 to 30 feet (4-9 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.

Ridge Manor is in the Gulf of Mexico, which is famous for its variety of dive sites. Ridge Manor dive sites makes a great home to turtles and a safe haven for many kinds of aqua life. Springs and sinks in the Gulf of Mexico are famous for the huge depth like the Weeki Wachee spring which can reach 550 feet (167 meters) deep. Ridge Manor, in Hernando County is a good place to get your first scuba diving lessons. Dive centers here offer certification at all levels. Also you can practice your cave diving in one of its famous sinks.

Some dive sites near Ridge Manor.

Weeki Wachee Springs is about 150 feet (45 meters) wide and 250 feet (76 meters) long. The flow is very strong in this sink, in fact even advanced divers may find themselves key holed. Weeki Wachee have their own scuba operation and they admit groups organized by dive shops. There is a fee, of just under 50$ (liable to change) but the trip is worth it. There are water slides and shows on the menu. Manatees visit this spring in the winter months

Eagle's Nest (aka Lost Sink) is a great spot for it has a large cave system. The visibility can make this dive easy, but the sink is an advanced cave dive. It is preferred to do this dive with a certified experienced instructor or guide who has done this dive several times before.

Little Salt Springs (aka Little Salt) is a 3 to 170 feet (0.9 to 51 meters) deep and 6 to 40 feet (1 to 12 meters) wide. The visibility is about 30 feet (9 meters).

Lost Forty is a sink with a beautiful cave system. You can access the cave from the north side of the lake. It is at a depth of 160 feet with visibility between 15 to 20 feet (4 to 6 meters). The site is home to populations of albino crayfish.

Buford Spring one of the famous springs in the area. It is said to have the second largest cavern system in Florida. The best time to dive this spring is in the winter months.
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