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Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park

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Address: 18081 185th Rd, Live Oak, FL 32060-6449
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I received the bulk of my cave diver training at Peacock Springs. It is a great place to learn and dive with incredible views throughout. Unlike Ginnie and other areas this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ray W
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I received the bulk of my cave diver training at Peacock Springs. It is a great place to learn and dive with incredible views throughout. Unlike Ginnie and other areas this site is not over crowded, especially during the week. Entrance fee is $4 which is a steal! Duck weed is real, but that's part of the experience. Orange is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great places to dive, if you don't mind a few spots with duckweed. Entrance fee is $4.00 per day and includes all of the diving you can do.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love Peacock Springs. I've done the bulk of my cave training here, and to this day it is still my favorite place to dive that I've been thus far. The $4 per vehicle entry fee is super cheap and Dive Outpost is right up the road for fills by the cubic foot (Cathy is a wonderful host and... More 

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Muskoka District, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

A little slice of wilderness, and like so many Florida Parks, an amazing experience. I have been coming here to cave dive for more than 20 years, and still find it facinating. The hiking trails are tough, not for elevation changes, there are none, but these are not highly groomed trails to walk in a pair of dress shoes and... More 

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Live Oak, Florida
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful crystal clear water and miles of hiking trails, this hidden gem is more frequently known to scuba divers, but hikers, bird watchers, and anyone who just wants to get outdoors can enjoy this state park, named after the late, legendary Wes Skiles.

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Wes Skiles State Park is one of the most popular cave diving sites in the N Florida and where Sheck Exley made a number of pioneering dives. There is a plaque to Sheck by the entrance to Peacock 1 Spring. There is also a gantry to see Olsen Sink, a beautiful blue sink hole which is a window to... More 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My son and I like to explore the different springs in the summer and came across this one on a day where we also visited two others. If you are a diver (which we are not) I would imagine this is a pretty amazing dive. There were probably 7 divers total there when we went. We did not swim in... More 

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ontario
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

For the price a great place to cave dive in the north florida area. Only a few divers there and in orange grove only 5 of us all day

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Thank bdiving
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

It is a state park very well maintained and preserved. A mandatory diving point for all cave divers.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

In the 60's, I lived in Winter Park and Orlando, and I was an Orlando Otter with a group of Engineering buddies from Lockheed Martin. Orange Grove sink hole was a favorite Scuba dive. I am now more of a swimming and snorkeling at the slough; there seems to be more duck weed. They didn't have the picnic tables and... More 

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