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We do not make any exceptions to these policies, please do not ask.

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Dive Rules

Ginnie Springs Outdoors does not allow solo diving, all divers must have a dive buddy. The only exception to this rule is if you are a Certified Full Cave Diver.

Download our Adult Dive Waiver or Minor Dive Waiver.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be renting the following items: masks and snorkels, fins, cylinders, wetsuits, wetsuit boots and hoods, regulators, BC’s.  At this time, we cannot fill tanks due to construction – we hope to have our fill station up and running soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

All divers must register at the office, pay applicable diving fees and sign a waiver/release form (minor’s forms require the signature of a custodial, parent or legal guardian; if a custodial, parent or legal guardian will not be accompanying the minor to Ginnie Springs, the parent or guardian must have his or her signature notarized on the minor dive waiver).
The minimum age for scuba diving is 12, regardless of supervision or certification. All minors must dive with a certified adult, regardless of whether the minor is certified.
Divers must be able to show proof of certification from a recognized agency or be under direct instructor supervision.
Divers must read and abide by all posted diving rules.
Divers must follow all generally accepted safe diving practices.
Free divers are not allowed to use lights at any of our 7 springs.
No solo diving, buddy system is required.
Divers may not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Absolutely no cave diving is permitted in Devil’s Eye or Ear except by certified cave divers.
Any diver who is not a certified instructor in active teaching status with a recognized agency, who attempts to teach non-divers to scuba dive (including allowing such persons to breathe from an alternate air source or “octopus” second stage) is subject to immediate expulsion from the property.
Only certified cavern through cave divers who have registered as such in the office may be in possession of underwater lights (including video lights and strobe modeling or aiming lights) anywhere in or near the Devil’s Spring System. No other divers may take lights into the water with them at this site. If this rule applies to any member of a buddy team, it applies to all team members equally. Violators are subject to immediate expulsion from the property.
Ginnie Springs Outdoors reserves the right to require onsite fills.
No diving in Dogwood, Twin, or Deer Springs.
We do not combine or “marry” certification cards.
No personal compressors surface supplied or “umbilical” diving equipment.
Open water divers and cavern divers are limited to only single cylinder configuration at Devil’s Eye, Devil’s Ear and Little Devil’s.
Ginnie Springs Outdoors does not allow open water DPV or DPV 1 at Devil’s Eye, Devil’s Ear and Little Devil’s Spring.
Open water divers are not allowed to have lights or go into the overhead environment of the Devil’s Cave System (Devil’s Eye, Devil’s Ear, Little Devil).
Open Water and Cavern divers are restricted to single cylinder configuration while diving the Devil’s Spring System.
Ginnie Springs does not allow Open Water DPV diving, including snorkeling with an underwater scooter.
Night dives are permitted as long as divers have completed at least one dive during daylight hours.
Ginnie Springs does not allow diving Memorial Day Weekend beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through Memorial Monday.
  • Attention Instructors:
    To Instruct at Ginnie Springs Outdoors, Ginnie Springs Outdoors LLC. MUST be added to your current insurance policy as an additional Named Insured. (You must provide this proof of this Insurance to teach) It is not our intention to inconvenience you but, for liability purposes, this must be done for you to teach at Ginnie Springs Outdoors. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this policy. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
  • Ginnie Springs does not allow Open Water DPV training April through September.  Please call during our “off-season” (October through March) for more information on teaching this course.
  • Instructors teaching specialty classes will be charged the $26 instructor fee.  Full Cave DPV and Full Cave CCR specialties are excluded.
  • Free air fills are no longer available to instructors.
  • New group rates for instructors making a single payment are available.

WARNING: There are inherent risks involved in outdoor activities; risks which may not be visible or foreseeable, including dangerous, unpredictable and changeable weather, lightning, thunder, bee hives, falling limbs and trees, shallow waters, rocks, hard fallen timber, snakes and other wild animals as well as other natural hazards and dangers. Consumption of alcohol may impair your judgment and reduce your ability to effectively manage the risks of swimming, camping and other water and land activities.

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