"I will NEVER do this again" – Cave Exploring and Freediving a Florida Spring Deep in the Earth



In this video we go cave exploring and freediving deep inside a Florida cave and Florida Spring. This is Gator Hole a Florida Spring that is a part of Merritt’s Mill Pond in Marianna Florida. Gator hole cave and spring is not normally accessible to freediving and cave exploring, however Merritt’s Mill pond has been temporarily drained lower and this has exposed Gator Hole cave and Spring. This Cave exploring and freediving in this cave was a once in a lifetime experience. I have been freediving in other Florida Springs like Ginnie Springs, Weeki Wachee, and Alexander Springs, but this is the most unique Florida Spring free dive experience I have ever had. This location is very close to Florida Caverns State Park as well. We stayed at Florida Cavers RV resort which is located on Merrit’s Mill Pond.

Check out the return video to this AMAZING Florida Cave: https://youtu.be/wqKdEPtYgnE

Check out Rescue of Trash Hole Cave: https://youtu.be/fV6wNSqh7FY

I had a blast making this video with my buddies @Rich Aloha and @WorldofColton
Drone video clip credit to @Rich Aloha

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⏯ Check out my other great Florida Springs videos:

▶ Scuba diving in Blue Grotto Cave: https://youtu.be/r1JILThjmYQ
▶ Freediving in Ginnie Springs: https://youtu.be/MiNK6RCMhiA
▶ Freediving in Weeki Wachee Hospital Hole: https://youtu.be/rBaKBFUC2S8
▶ Exploring Wekiva Springs: https://youtu.be/B2__tjFsIeM
▶ Scuba Diving Hospital Hole Weeki Wachee: https://youtu.be/5oFKWBr9YtA
▶ Rainbow River Snorkeling and Explore: https://youtu.be/pfIFxKGX4NU
▶ Rock Springs Run: https://youtu.be/l-X1Dz81j7w
▶ Exploring Weeki Wachee: https://youtu.be/SI5yHuv9Y2Y
▶ Metal Detecting Alexander Springs https://youtu.be/XhrizcJAX-4

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