Alexander Springs is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 49525 County Road 445, Altoona, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.66 out of 5 from 32 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 21-25ft/6-8m. The average visibility is 91-100ft/28-30m.
Alexander Spring issues from a conical depression and has a large spring pool that measures 300 ft north to south and 258 ft east to west. The depth is 25 ft. The bottom is mostly sand with limestone exposed near the vent Scuba diving or snorkeling allows visitors to view the abundance of fish and underwater vegetation in the springs. Scuba diving is only permitted in the large spring boil and valid proof of certification is required. Alexander Springs, located in central Florida, is known for its safe open water dive. The shallow depths and small caverns make an for excellent novice dive. The spring basin is one of the largest I’ve seen, almost 300 ft. wide. While depths don’t exceed 27 ft,, there is a very small cavern to explore that make it an enjoyable scuba dive. Snorkelers can also enjoy the basin and freedive to most of the exciting parts. The main cavern can be penetrated for about 10 ft. at a depth of 23 feet. There is a strong flow at the deepest part from a vent. There is a lot of marine wildlife here and a chance you might even see a gator!