There is more to Florida than amusement parks, sunshine, sandy beaches, and spring break. Florida has many hidden aquatic treasures both in and on the water.
Some great ways to relax and just enjoy Florida can be done by floating on a tube down one of the numerous springs or fishing off a pier or on a lake in one of Florida's many state parks.
For those adventuresome types; Florida offers scuba divers a plethora of dive sites to explore from coral reefs and shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to over 300 freshwater springs. Large, open caverns, rare fish, aquatic invertebrates, and mammals such as manatees, are just a few treasures that have been discovered when exploring these springs. Not to mention a test of skills in some of the most challenging underwater cave systems on earth.
For those visitors that like to get on the water, rather than in it, there are activities just for this type of exploration. These activities include kayaking or canoeing both on the ocean and along the many waterways that traverse Florida. There are also some great surfing spots. Travelers and locals can take up wind surfing, jet or water skiing, and deep sea fishing. Those that are new to these sports will find that many rental places offer lessons.
Let's not forget that the best treasures that can be found in Florida are the memories that are made doing whatever makes for a happy day.