There are also wooden platforms at the springs which make them great for class practice sessions. Obviously only trained cavern and cave divers should attempt to dive inside the caverns and deeper into the caves. There are quite a few other Springs in the area for the more intrepid diver where arrowheads and spearpoints and pottery are commonly found. Econfina, Cypress, Pitt and Gainer springs just to name a few.
There is also on shore dive available to check out the marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The Saint Andrews State Park in the East end of Panama City’s Beaches has a long set of rock jetties. The jetties are best dove on a peak high tide as the incoming Gulf water is clearer than the Bay Water and the time between rising and falling tides is key due to possible strong currents from the incoming/outgoing water. Many species of snapper, grouper (including goliath), spade fish, angel fish, flounder, red fish and baitfish are commonly seen. Depths are less than 10′ on the kiddie pool side and slope as deep as 60′ once you cross over the rocks. Dive flags are the law and for your own safety as many boaters travel through the pass. There is also a convenience store in the park. It used to offer basic dive services but no longer does so come prepared!