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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cave divers explore deepest parts of Weeki Wachee Springs

Published In Print: April 20, 2009 - St. Petersburg Times
On Saturday, Hemphill and a team of divers from his Tampa nonprofit company, Karst Underwater Research, returned to the spring to continue their exploration of the underwater cave system. As with the previous dives, drought conditions once again made it possible for divers to access the narrow crevices leading to the deepest parts into the spring.

Researchers think the Weeki Wachee caves are connected to another system known as Twin Dees Spring, about a half mile from the attraction. Divers have previously tracked more than 2,000 feet of passages at about 300 feet deep in some places.

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