Devil's Den - Williston, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 24.452 W 082° 28.571
17R E 356779 N 3254044
Quick Description: Devil's Den, a very popular cavern dive site, is located just north of Williston, Florida, off U.S. Route 27.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2008 5:43:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM309X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 66

Long Description:
Devil's Den provides the following information on its website (visit link):

"Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 million - 10,000 years ago) were discovered at Devil's Den, including the bones of early man, dating back to 75,000 B.C."

"The pleasant year-around temperature of 72 degrees in the Den allows comfortable diving, winter or summer. On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the cave's chimney. Hence, the early settlers called the place Devil's Den."

"You'll find open water and cavern diving at its best & will be fascinated by the rock formations with stalactites and 33 million year old fossil beds, truly a natural wonder."

Additional information about this dive site is available online at the Dive Training Magazine website (visit link).
Water Type: Spring

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Other

Maximum Depth: 50

Typical Visibility: Excellent (60+ ft)

Underwater Life: Fossils, catfish, algae-eating suckerfish, and koi.

Has Reef?: Not Listed

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

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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