Recreational Cave Diving Coming to Florida’s Wakulla Springs?
A 26-year-old policy to prohibit cave diving at Florida’s Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is up for discussion after a group of cave divers approached the Florida Park Service last year with the proposal to allow recreational cave diving.
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park features to one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. It is home to an abundance of wildlife, which includes alligators, turtles, deer, and birds.
Currently, the only dives allowed in Wakulla Springs are for scientific research and requires a special permit. The bones of at least nine extinct species, including a mastodon, have been found in the spring.
The public will have an opportunity at a workshop on Thursday, January 19th to give feedback on the proposal to the Florida Park Service.
The workshop will be held 7:00pm in Crawfordville, Flordia at the Wakulla County Agriculture Extension Office, 84 Cedar Avenue.
Anyone unable to attend the workshop may send their comments to the Division of Recreation and Parks’ Office of Park Planning, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Mailstation 525, Tallahassee, FL 32399.