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Rated 2.3/5 stars (185 ratings)

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This system is on private property and there is no access.

Michael Barnette was able to arrange permission for an exploratory dive in 2004. Bret Hemphill made the dive. It was reported as a very dark, tannic sink with extensive tree litter, plant material, and covered with a floating reed island. The sink drops to over 110 ffw, with numerous small vents and gradual pumping on the upstream side. The downstream side headed southward but did not appear to have a passable tunnel.

The sink is known locally as a dumping spot for bodies of lynched locals in the 1930s and 1940s. On the site of an old plantation, with the foundation remains of old slave quarters nearby. A truck appears to be buried along the side of the sink, and a small wooden boat is within the system.

The system is tidally influenced and is suspected to connect to Tarpon Springs Marina Sink. Overall, not a very nice system.
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Latitude: 28.18124
Longitude: -82.77125
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Maximum Depth: 110'
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