One of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea with emerald waters and lush nature is Zakynthos Island. Located on the west coast of Greece and being the third largest island in the Eptanisa complex, the "Flower of the East" as the Venetians used to call it, boasts amazing white sandy beaches, unique natural beauty and is also the prime nesting area for the endangered Caretta caretta sea turtles.
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Scuba Diving in Alexander Spring, Ocala National Forest, Florida USA
With a humid subtropical climate, the average temperatures during summer are 90°F/33°C with brief tropical storms and the average temperatures during winter are 70°F/21°C with light freezes.
However, Daytona Beach has a lot to offer for the nature lovers, not very far away from the noisy city and the crowded beaches. Ocala National Forest is an incredible national park, with an abundance of lakes, rivers and streams and is home to the world’s largest sand pine forest.
One of the many activities available on the national park is scuba diving in Alexander Stream. The spring is a natural pool that looks like a huge aquarium with extraordinary clear water, being surrounded by floodplain lush forest and a sandy beach. The maximum depth of the spring is at 24.6 ft/7.5 m and there is a lot of wildlife and small caverns to explore. If you are lucky enough, you might come across an alligator. (No worries there, they are harmless!)
The temperature of the water is constantly at 72°F /22°C and diving there is suitable for all skill level divers. The park is open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week and if you choose to camp there, you have a 24 hours access with an access code. There are also restrooms and picnic areas around Alexander Stream. You can dive this spot all year round, however, the best season to visit the spot is during spring.
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