Vortex Springs Panoramic
A wide angle panoramic view of Vortex Springs with the swimming area on the left, the owner's residence in the middel background and scuba diver's entry platforms center and right. The Vortex Springs 100 feet deep cave is in the center below in the crystal clear 69 degree waters.
A nearly two-feet long brightly orange colored Koi, in Japanese known as Orenji Ogon, floating protected under the cover of the Vortex Spring scuba diver entry platform and surrounded by Hydrilla plants.
Locals float in leisure as others jump from the dive platform into the 27 feet deep waters at Blue Springs on a hot day in July. Below the crystal clear 72 degree waters live marine life such as Aligator Gars, Snapping Turtles, Sunfish and Bluegill.
Steam rises up from below in the warm clear water of the Devils Den cavern up and into the upper cavern where SCUBA divers will use the wooden steps to get down to the dive grotto. Devils Den is 50 feet deep and has in flow from Georgia and out to the local rivers in Florida. Water temperature is 72 degrees faranheit
Project Quickfind Navy SEAL sea lion trainer gives the bite plate grabber device to the California sea lion and he propels into the water to attach the grabber to a mock missile target at San Clemente Island, CA.
BUDS 2nd Phase Dive Tower Instructor breath holding at 25 feet hands off the fast ascending student to the next Instructor to guide the remaining ascent to the surface of the 50' Dive Tower at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado CA.
BUDS 2nd Phase Dive Tower Instructor knocks on the window of the 25 foot dive bell to signal the free ascent student to take a deep breath and exit the bell to free ascend to the surface of the dive tower at Coronado, CA. View is from the students perspective inside the 25 foot roving bell.
BUDS 2nd Phase Dive Tower Instructors carefully guide a student's buoyant ascent from 50 feet depth as he passes the 25 feet diving bell at the dive tower in Coronado, CA. Student fully exhales all air out of his lungs on ascent to ensure that he does not cause an air embolism.
Combat Swimmer removes straps holding a MK-1 Limpet Mine explosive device from the back of his dive buddy. Both are wearing Drager Lar V oxygen rebreathers.