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18335 Kelly Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34610, USA
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Latitude: 28.425483
Longitude: -82.578909
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Maximum Depth: 197'
 Cave Diving
 Cavern Diving
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Date Submitter Visbility Remarks
6/15/2008 Buhlz 60 Had a great dive, and checked out the deeper section. Played around the smaller cave entrances and deco'd in the nasty basin for 15 minutes. When exiting Arch, my friends and I were pleased and met the newest owners that I have been triing to get a hold of for a while. As far as I know right now, we are asking the homeowners for permission to access Arch and what we need to do to keep this open for years to come. I will post any new information soon. Thanks!
11/6/2007 Buhlz 40 Basically a great dive due to the weather! Vis was clear through out- actually could see from the surface to bottom. Checked out the lower section a little more than usual- seen some neat formations that I rarely see here! Asending to the surface - could actually see the archway and through to the shallow basin area- this dive should not be missed by any caver. Lot of traffic along kelly road (damn snow birds).
9/19/2007 Buhlz 30 Same deal but vis was cut in the basin- but cleared in the deeper sections. Not a bad place to do a quicky. There must be other sinkholes in the nearby area that are almost alike.
6/29/2007 Buhlz 20 - 30 Upon entering, the debri field shoots off into three directions. Chris and I entered the NW area where the (red) arrow indicates the deep section where it can get somewhat tricky; especially beginners at Arch. We travelled on the right line (where it goes to the deeper section) about 150 feet and circled back around through the domed room. Extremely awesome but short. Very Eagles/Diepolderesque. The other sections were nice and really clear. Difficult to get to w/ doubles but worth it!! Excellant dive for locals.
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System Depth Cave Cavern OW Last Report Distance (mi)
 Overview Information Available for Wards Sink  Ward's Sink 198 True True True 10/7/2017 2.4
 Overview Information Available for Eagles Nest  Eagle's Nest 315 True False False 8/21/2017 9.1
 Overview Information Available for Diepolder III  Diepolder III 300 True False False 5/27/2017 7.3
 Overview Information Available for Salt Spring  Salt Spring 330 True False False 12/13/2014 12.4
 Overview Information Available for Hudson Grotto  Hudson Grotto 110 False True True 6/12/2014 9.3
 Overview Information Available for Hospital Hole  Hospital Hole 143 False True True 10/10/2013 7.7
 Overview Information Available for Waynes World  Wayne's World 280 True False False 8/16/2013 8.1
 Overview Information Available for Twin Dees  Twin Dees 335 True False False 8/3/2013 6.1
   Isabella Spring 110 True False False 5/22/2013 6.1
 Overview Information Available for Weeki Wachee Spring  Weeki Wachee Spring 407 True False True 4/28/2012 6.3
 Overview Information Available for Diepolder II  Diepolder II 360 True False False 12/23/2010 7.1
   Gator Spring 192 True False False 12/6/2009 9.4
   Free Ride Cave 120 True False False 10/10/2009 7
 Overview Information Available for Cedar Island Springs  Cedar Island Springs False False False 9/19/2009 8.4
   Double Keyhole 230 True False False 1/11/2009 5.9
 Overview Information Available for Horseshoe Spring  Horseshoe Spring True True False 1/10/2009 6.8
 Overview Information Available for Little Salt Spring  Little Salt Spring 240 True False False 9/23/2008 8.7
   Heart Spring 270 True True False 8/3/2008 10.9
 Overview Information Available for Bobhill Springs  Bobhill Springs False False False 12/29/2007 3.9
 Overview Information Available for Jewfish Sink  Jewfish Sink 200 True False False 9/2/2007 7.9
   Palm Sink 197 True True True 5/27/2007 8.8
   The Jewel 315 True True False 6/2/2006 5.8
 Overview Information Available for Mud Spring  Mud Spring 210 True True False 11/20/2005 8.8
   Lost 40 165 True False False 11/5/2005 7.9
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Round Sink  Beacon Woods - Round Sink 150 True True False 9/25/2005 8.9
 Overview Information Available for Joes Sink  Joe's Sink 60 True False True 7.6
   Snook Spring 120 True False False 6.9
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Nexxus  Beacon Woods - Nexxus 150 True False False 8.8
   Star Sun Spring 120 True False False 7
   Snake Eyes False False False 9.3
   Wolf Sink False False False 5.3
 Overview Information Available for Hospital Spring  Hospital Spring 40 False True False 7.8
   Nemesis Sink 250 True True True 4
   Coffee Sink False False False 2.4
 Overview Information Available for Jenkins Creek  Jenkins Creek 50 True False False 7.5
   Whiskey Spring True False False 12.3
   Nursery Sink 214 True False False 7.1
   Gar Spring True False False 12.2
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Smokehouse Pond  Beacon Woods - Smokehouse Pond 150 True False False 8.6
   Cauldron Spring 85 True False False 12.7
   Willow Sink True False False 4.6
   Brett's Toilet Bowl 40 True False False 12.7
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Stratamax  Beacon Woods - Stratamax 150 True False False 8.7
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Golfball  Beacon Woods - Golfball 150 True False False 8.6
 Overview Information Available for Beacon Woods - Briar Sink  Beacon Woods - Briar Sink 150 True False False 8.6
 Overview Information Available for Marys Sink  Mary's Sink 58 True False True 7.6
   Garden World Sink 250 True False False 4.6
   Bulldozer Sink 60 False True True 7.9