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The Beacon Woods cave system was connected to Wayne's World (School Sink) in June 2002 by the South East Exploration Team (S.E.E. Team). This created a system with about 60,000 linear feet of explored passage. The system has been on-and-off explored for almost 30 years starting in the late 1970's. Currently the system is closed to the public. In order to get permission to dive the system you must first contact the Beacon Woods Civic Association.

The Beacon Woods system consists of at least 6 windows and has an average depth of about 150 feet. This means that this dive should be considered and advanced dive due to the need for TRIMIX as well as the deco obligations that will be encountered.

The southern most being Round Sink and the northern most being Smokehouse Pond. In the past, most dives were staged out of Round Sink. There is a pretty good deco trapeze from 10' to 40' and deco ladder of sorts from 50' to 90'. Be careful as these can get pretty tangled up with the debris in the sink.

Looking at the overview map from Coastal Karst Foundation, you can see that most of the Beacon Woods system is east of US-19 and north of SR-52 in Bayonet Point, FL.

Access via this entrance:
Round Sink is located near the end of a cul-de-sac next to a large pond. If you don't have permission to dive the system you can look forward to a group of residents waiting for you when you get out (maybe even with a deputy). The sink is just inside the woods and can only be reached by foot with the path starting near the pond. At the beginning of the path you will find a break in the woods. This foot path is marked with a no trespassing sign.
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Latitude: 28.332148
Longitude: -82.67913
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Maximum Depth: 150'
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Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
9/25/2005 Walter Pickel 1'-2' The system was pretty nasty. A lot of crap on the surface as well as trees and branches tangled up in the trapeze. Very tannic!

Eric and I went to the 400' marker and turned it as the viz was not getting any better. A solid 2' if you didn't touch anything.
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