Draft Plan for Recreational Diving at Wakulla Springs in Development
The draft plan does not indicate a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection to allow recreational diving, it merely shows that the park service are further considering the controversial issue further.
“This is not a final decision, we are simply continuing to look into it.” Scott Robinson, Assistant Director of the Florida Park Service
A public workshop last month to debate the issue saw over 250 people in attendance.
Located in Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, the spring is one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. The park contains an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds.
At the present time, only scientific research divers are allowed in the spring, and only with a special permit.