Chateau H2O High Springs Florida

  • January 7, 2013 · 7:00 PM

As most of you may know I own Chateau H2O by Ginne Springs in High Springs Florida. I block out Jan 7 th to Feb 1 for my personal use. If any members wanted to come to cave country usa I am offering my place. My cottage is a 3 bedroom (I will be using one) and theres plenty of camping space. I can suggest some great Cavern and Intro instructors, and its a great time to snookle with the Manatee. There are also some fun open water sites.
Michael Angelo

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  • Michael Angelo G.

    just an fyi
    I am here the entire month.

    January 11, 2013

  • Michael Angelo G.

    niether rain nor wave or gloom of night will keep these divers from trying to dive the Hume

    1 · January 11, 2013

  • Michael Angelo G.

    got hereSunday afternoon and chilling for the month

    January 7, 2013

  • Bill

    Hi, Michael Angelo,
    I may be interested in coming down toward the end of the month. I received my Cavern Certification last year on CSM’s trip to Bonne Terre, but I would like some recommendations for an Intro to Cave Diving instructor if I do come down.

    January 2, 2013

    • Bob

      I can't teach past cavern right now but Im coming down with a friend who is doing her Intro and Full cave training. Right now she is the only one in the class so Im sure you could join that one. The instructor is a friend of mine, Scott Byars. [masked].

      January 2, 2013

    • Michael Angelo G.

      I forgot to add Scott he is another H2O recommendation.

      January 2, 2013

  • Joseph M.

    Wow, Michael Angelo - that's really kind of you! I know that I've managed to use up all of my nickels and dimes on a trip over December. However, this is something that I would *absolutely* love to try perhaps next year if the offer remains open at that time. Have been very interested in beginning cavern training. Hope all is well, and happy new year.

    December 31, 2012

  • Michael Angelo G.

    ok part 2
    The Manatee trip includes a drift dive/snorkel down Rainbow River. Rainbow river is a spring fed river so vis is over 100 feet. Its shallow with lots of fish.

    Its an 18 hour drive to my place. Nearest Airports are Jacksonville (about and hour) or Tampa (about 2 hours). A rental car is needed to get from airport and to get to dive sites. There are plenty of dive shops near all sites. Again I recommend taking the cavern/intro courses as it opens alot more sites to you.

    December 31, 2012

  • Michael Angelo G.

    To answer some questions about Chateau H2O and the nearby dive sites. High Springs Florida is the first town north of Gainesville Florida, my place is 25 minute drive north of Gainesville. We are 4.5 Miles from Ginnie Springs Resort which is the world mecca for spring cave diving. Open water sites at Ginnie are Big Ginnie Carvern (cave is gated off) You can also dive the Devil's System runnoff and drift dive the river however only cavern to Full cave certs are allowed to carry lights. The Devil System is caver/cave cert only. If you interested in a cavern/cave course I let me know and I will forward a list of good local instructiors. Other open water sites within an hour drive are Blue Grotto and Devil's Den, there may be open water diving in Orange Grove Sink in Peacocks Springs State Park, I will check. There are over 50 cave diving sites within an hour drive. I plan on doing a trip to Crystal river to snorkle with the Manatees

    December 31, 2012

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