Florida - The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is a wildlife and adventure park located about an hour north of Tampa. It is home for a mermaid show performing since 1947. The viewing auditorium is 16 feet below the spring surface. Very large and deep the spring has an underwater cave system running beneath it. The cave system consist of over 6,700ft of caves and passages. The deepest cave is reported to be over 400ft deep (the deepest in America). The show runs for about 15 to 20 minutes with the mermaids submersed for extended periods of time. They use flexible pipes of oxygen to breath underwater. The New York Times has posted video of the mermaids on YouTube. Recommended visit. Further information on the Weeki Wachee website

Mermaids of Weeki Wachee

Mermaids of Weeki Wachee

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Florida

Stars and stripes. My first post since returning from a recent trip to Florida. Photographically very inspiring. More to follow including the mermaids of Weeki Wachi, flora and fauna, beautiful sunsets, costal landscapes, and some abstract works.

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Welcome

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