By Kevin Mims

You know, I'm really fortunate to have an out-of-this-world freshwater spring really close by home. I live in Inverness, so a drive over to Crystal River and Three Sisters Springs, is only about an hour or so from my driveway to complete paradise!

You can usually find me paddling around somewhere -- and Three Sisters Springs is an old favorite for me. I've blogged about Three Sisters Springs plenty of times before, but this is the first snorkeling experience I shared here.

Here's another way I'm lucky -- my wife Amanda usually has Mondays off from work, so we use that day to beat the crowds you'll find on the weekends. We loaded up our small springs kayaks and snorkel gear and spent over two hours pretty much by ourselves. We had a blast taking pictures snorkeling down into the main spring vents.

Want to visit Three Sisters Springs for yourself? If you have your own kayak, launch from either Hunter's Spring Park or King's Bay Park - it's a really easy paddle to the spring. If you want to rent a kayak, check out Kayaks and Beyond; their launch point is only about 10 minutes from Three Sisters Springs. 

See you at Three Sisters Springs!