Being surrounded by water, Florida offers even more places to explore than just on land. And while The Sunshine State’s national parks are nothing to scoff at either, journeying beneath the surface will give you a whole new perspective. If you’re looking for a new kind of adventure to set sail on, then check out these dreamy underwater Florida destinations that will immerse you in an underwater world.

You can grab your fins and bathing suit and dive into a whole new world on these amazing underwater excursions. But if you’re more “doggy paddle” than “butterfly stroke,” don’t worry! Several of these spots can be enjoyed on dry land, too.

From underwater worlds to crystal clear springs and unique dining experiences, these Florida spots will take you to Ariel’s world and show you just how much better it is under the sea.

While some make for great day trips or evening getaways, you can even make a weekend vacation out of it and camp overnight and several of these destinations.

So grab your favorite adventure buddy and set off to an amazing underwater world at these Florida spots.

Devil’s Den Prehistoric Spring

Price: $15 

Address: 5390 N.E 180th Ave., Williston, FL 

Why You Need To Go: You can snorkel or scuba dive in this ancient underwater sinkhole, and even camp overnight for just $12

SeaVenture

Price: $59 

Address: 6000 Discovery Cove Way., Orlando, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This underwater excursion lets you walk underwater through a colorful reef with exotic marine life. 

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Price: $24.95+ 

Address: 8449 International Dr., Orlando, FL

Why You Need To Go: Stay nice and dry while walking through a tunnel of sharks, viewing deep sea marine animals you would never get to see otherwise. 

Chassahowitzka River

Price: $5 parking at campground

Address: Launch Site at 8600 W. Miss Maggie Dr., Chassahowitzka, FL 

Why You Need To Go: This jungle-like Florida river has several springs branching off the main route where you can dive into underwater caves in crystal clear waters. 

Coral Reef Restaurant

Price: $15+ 

Address: 1520 Avenue of the Stars, Orlando, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Another great option if you’re looking to for a drier adventure, this restaurant will let you dine next to sharks and other marine life. 

Ferry To Dry Tortugas National Park

Price: $180 

Address: Ferry Terminal 100 Grinnell St., Key West, FL

Why You Need To Go: Hop aboard this ferry and snorkel an underwater world at this ancient island fort. Right now, you can use this discount code to save on tickets for your and your favorite adventure buddy. 

Happy watery adventuring!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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