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Weeki Wachee Springs - Weeki Wachee, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon
N 28° 31.092 W 082° 34.360
17R E 346106 N 3155616
Quick Description: Dive in the deepest spring in the US.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2009 6:39:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM61P2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 21

Long Description:
From (visit link) :

The Seminole Indians named the spring “Weeki Wachee,” which means “little spring” or “winding river.” The spring is so deep that the bottom has never been found. Each day, more than 117 million gallons of clear, fresh 72-degree water bubbles up out of subterranean caverns. Deep in the spring, the surge of the current is so strong that it can knock a scuba diver’s mask off. The basin of the spring is 100 feet wide with limestone sides and there, where the mermaids swim, 16 to 20 feet below the surface, the current runs a strong five miles an hour. It’s quite a feat for a mermaid to stay in one place in such a current.
Water Type: Spring

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Shore

Maximum Depth: 150

Typical Visibility: Excellent (60+ ft)

Underwater Life: Fish, turtles, mermaids

Has Reef?: Not Listed

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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