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Devil's Den: Central Florida's prehistoric swimming hole

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:42:25-04

WILLISTON, Fla. - Located nearly 60 feet underground, you can find one of Florida’s best swimming holes. 

Tourists from all around the world travel to Devil’s Den Spring in Williston, Florida to snorkel and scuba dive inside a prehistoric cave. 

This underground spring got its name from early settlers who saw steam rising to the surface from a sinkhole. The warm spring water mixed with the winter air caused the steam to rise, thus the name “Devil’s Den” was given and it has stuck ever since. 

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With a maximum depth of 54 feet, Devil’s Den Spring offers ancient rock formations that date back 33 million years. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy fantastic views inside crystal clear water that remains a cool 72 degrees year-round. 

Also, don’t worry about dangerous wildlife in the water. The only critters that call Devil's Den home are a few fish and a small turtle named Nelson. 

Snorkeling doesn’t require any certification and it costs $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Each person needs a mask, snorkel and fins, so you can either bring your own or rent them for only $10. Scuba diving costs $38. 

Devil’s Den is located at 5390 N.E 180th Avenue in Williston, Florida. Click here for more information.