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True Scuba Cache

A cache by DiverRN Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/11/2010
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Scuba required for this cache. Stage one is a magnetic keyholder on the underwater platform with instructions on it. ADD 585 to the distance and SUBTRACT 15 degrees from the direction indicated on the keyholder to find the final stage.


Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and well-known throughout the southeast. This 161-acre park was acquired by the state in 2004 and has been leased to the county to maintain and preserve. There are no admission charges to use the park or dive in the spring.

Morrison springs is a 250-foot-diameter pool surrounded by cypress swamp and a thickly wooded floodplain. The small beach itself shows the remains of cypress stumps from when the area was timbered. The water is very blue and clear, with excellent visibility, except in times of high water. The water temperature is between 67 - 70 degrees. The cave entrance has a large cypress log across it, the log is at a depth of 25-30 feet, Water from the spring flows for about a mile before joining the Choctawhatchee River.

The new Morrison Springs Park includes large boardwalks overlooking the springs, a diving dock and a new boat ramp away from the diving location. Handicap parking makes accessibility to the boardwalks and beach area easier, and bus parking enables large groups to explore and enjoy the new park amenities. Restrooms with outdoor showers now make visiting the park more convenient and welcoming to residents and visitors



The Stage 1 contanier on the dive platform (posted coordinates) is empty, there is no need to open it or bring it to the surface. Etched into the container is a number and a direction. The final cache is offset from the posted coordinates in the direction and the distance as indicated on the magnetic keyholder BUT you must SUBTRACT 15 degrees from the direction and ADD 585 to the distance. Your starting point is the posted coordinates/dive platform.

The cache is doable without scuba gear, but it might take many free dives to find stage one as it is hidden from sight and over 20 feet deep, deeper when the water level is higher.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abegu=0 be 360, Rnfg = 90, Fbhgu = 180, Jrfg = 270

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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