Vortex Springs is a natural Spring 45 minutes north of Panama City in Ponce De Leon Florida. Aside from being a great dive training site, the water is clear and offers the cave diver a new cave to explore.
For those who are training, there's a dive bell and man made caves to train in as well as platforms for learning.
Equipment: The water is a cool 72 year round. I wore a 3 mil shorty over a 3 mil full suit with gloves and was still a little cold. I recommend a hood as well.