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Latitude: 29.88665
Longitude: -82.57922
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Maximum Depth: 150'
 Cave Diving
 Cavern Diving
 Open Water Diving
Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
9/15/2007 Walter Pickel 5' We went upstream to connect the right and left sides. We intended to scooter the left wall but visibility was too poor. We swam to the end of the line (1,200') and tied in. Went to the right wall but could not find the line.
11/5/2006 Walter Pickel 25' Visibility in the lake was lower than what we have seen in the past few months. Downstream visibility was about the same.

We relined from the entrance of downstream to about 1,700'. The line now runs on the right-hand side of the cave to try to prevent organic material flowing in the middle of the cave to pass without getting caught in the line.
9/16/2006 Walter Pickel 10' Scootered back to the fix and portaged a couple of stage bottles back to about 3300'. This was to set up the dive to the end of the line. Viz is down since the last dive but still manageable.

The dive we set up for encountered more broken line at 3,500' so the push was aborted. This line will need to be repaired as well.
9/9/2006 Walter Pickel 15' Dove upstream and helped repair the downstream line. Dove upstream and found that the line is broken at about 900'. Viz in the basin is very clear.
8/27/2006 Walter Pickel 15' Did a dive downstream to inspect lines. There is a break about 500' in that will need to be repaired. Also dove upstream a bit.
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System Depth Cave Cavern OW Last Report Distance (mi)
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Devils Ear / Eye  Ginnie Springs - Devil's Ear / Eye 173 True True True 9/28/2021 7.9
   Syphon Creek - Myrtle's Fissure 95 True False False 2/29/2020 9.5
 Overview Information Available for Treehouse Spring  Treehouse Spring 65 True False False 9/1/2019 2.6
 Overview Information Available for Gator Hole Spring  Gator Hole Spring 115 True False False 6/7/2019 4.3
   Gator Hole Sink 115 True False False 5/18/2019 4.1
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Ginnie Spring  Ginnie Springs - Ginnie Spring 60 False True True 9/25/2018 8
 Overview Information Available for Jesss Hole  Jess's Hole True False False 7/4/2017 4.2
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Dogwood Spring  Ginnie Springs - Dogwood Spring 43 True False False 9/7/2014 8.2
 Overview Information Available for Alachua Sink  Alachua Sink 227 True False False 1/11/2014 7.3
 Overview Information Available for Ginnie Springs - Little Devils  Ginnie Springs - Little Devil's True False False 7/1/2011 7.9
   Syphon Creek - Resurgence True False False 6/23/2011 9.4
   Vampire Sink True False False 11/21/2010 5.3
   Whippoorwill Sink False False False 1/31/2010 2.3
 Overview Information Available for Darby Spring  Darby Spring True False False 4/7/2009 2.8
   Old Bellamy - Two Hole Sink 160 True False False 0.7
 Overview Information Available for Sante Fe River Rise  Sante Fe River Rise 150 True True False 1.1
 Overview Information Available for Hornsby Spring  Hornsby Spring 190 True True False 2.7
   Old Bellamy - Alligator Sink 160 True False False 0.6
   Old Bellamy - Mae Callie Pond 160 True False False 0.9
   Old Bellamy - Big Blue Sink 160 True False False 0.7
 Overview Information Available for Sawdust Spring  Sawdust Spring True False False 8.1
   Syphon Creek - Track One True False False 9.3
   Syphon Creek - Lil' Awesome 80 True False False 9
   Syphon Creek - Big Awesome 110 True False False 8.7
   Syphon Creek - Swallow Hole 188 True False False 9.1
   Old Bellamy - Pfv 150 True False False 2.8
   Old Bellamy - Pfc 150 True False False 3
   Old Bellamy - Bee Tree Sink 160 True False False 0.8