Florida Travel: Dive & Snorkel the Famous Devil’s Den


– [Narrator] Crystal clear waters, a constant 72 degrees year round, ancient rock formations, and a peek into the unique structure known as the Floridan Aquifer. All this 60 feet underground in one of the most unique open water
dives in Florida, Devil’s Den. An underground spring inside a dry cave, Devil’s Den offers a timeless window into the underwater history, geology, and current state of
Florida’s water system. On cold winter mornings,
steam from the water surface can bellow out the chimney
opening like smoke, giving way to its name. With a dramatic view through
a fern-draped opening, the surface of the spring is
actually 60 feet underground. – I’d say about 50 feet, 30 feet, yeah. – Yeah, that walk down is interesting. – [Narrator] The walk down
itself is an experience. But the long stairway pays off
with an easy entry platform and dive unlike any other
open water dive in Florida. – That is really clear. It’s amazing. A lot of swim-throughs you go through. You can see the ambient light. If you turn your lights
off, you can just follow the ambient light out. Little tiny fish. What do you think? – Very, very, nice.
– Yeah. – Very nicely diving, yeah. – Almost looks fake down here, like it’s staged by Disney. There are cave entrances
but they’re all blocked off so it’s pretty safe. Take it really slow so you
don’t bang your regulator, your first day against the rocks and try not to stir up the bottom, you have a really fun dive. – [Narrator] Depths can reach 58 feet. The spring can be explored
on one tank of air and two circular passes
around the perimeter. Fossils can still be found
in the limestone structures and, of course, its mythical dragons. The dive yields an
experience similar to that of cave and cavern divers in Florida. And a definite appreciation for the unique underworld of Florida. – Wow, that was amazing. Come on, buddy. – [Narrator] For more information or to make reservations
visit www.DevilsDen.com.

14 thoughts on “Florida Travel: Dive & Snorkel the Famous Devil’s Den”

  1. As cool as this place looks, anything with the name "Devil's Den" has horror story written all over it.

  2. Heya Jenny here from UNILAD, would love to feature this video on our travel page UNILAD Adventure with credit to you! If you’re happy with that could you please submit the video without any water marks to the link below and if you have any questions feel free to email me at [email protected]
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  3. In the early 60 it was just a local swimming hole in the middle of a pasture off a dirt road. Now it is a resort. Florida is way too developed.

  4. It has changed the new owners are totally rude if u are a snorkeler they only give u ahour to dive they prefer divers . And charge 15.00 to dive (snorkeler ) . For a hour . Would I recommend it no i would not … everyone should enjoy … like the ole days !!!!

  5. It was flooded when I dove it last month, the whole platform was submerged underwater and we needed to put our fins on on the stairs and just decend, the vis was still pristine crystal clear tho

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