AIRHEADS DIVE OPS
What is local diving for Airheads? Basically any
location within about three hours of driving or less. Louisville, Kentucky is not
blessed with an overabundance of dive sites. The closest site open to the public is
in La Grange.
The first quarry I dove was Hanover, aHanover,
In, a really nice place. It was undeveloped. It
had large shallow areas and some deep areas. Kentucky DIve
Headquarters leased it from the owners. It was closed by the
owners, due to abuse of privleages by the gate keeper; one quarry
down. One of our funnier dives there was when one of our divers
saw a catfish down in the cold dark water about 60ft. He thought
it was dead and when he went to touch it he nearly soiled his
suit. It didn't want to be bothered!
I have dove the quarry near the Gene Snyder to recover a Gator Tractor, interesting dives to be sure.
also had the pleasure to dive the Utica, Indiana quarry, not a deep
quarry but nice. It was only used by the fire department.
After they abused their access to the quarry, the owners closed it
down. (It was never opened to the public).
Another quarry in the Indy are is White River. My recolection of it was zero vis, and I mean zero vis. I never went back.
There is another quarry in the Muncie area that I have not dove; Depth 55 ffw Philips Quarry
Below is a list of some of the quarries we have visited. Remember: part of the fun of diving is the camaraderie.
Falling Rock Quarry *- LaGrange, KY Maximum depth is 50 feet with an average of 38 feet.
Hidden Paradise - Indianapolis area Average depth of 25 feet
Pennyroyal - Hopkinsville, KY Depths vary from 30 to 120 feet
Martha's Quarry *- Martha, TN Depths vary from 20 to 50 feet
Mermet Springs - Metropolis, IL Depths vary from 50 to 120 feet
Plum Run - Peebles, OH
Depth runs 70 to 85 feet - Dive site close fall 2000 - web site closed
2001 It appears this quarry is closed for good. It
was an outstanding
CLOSED Article on what happened
Madison Aquatic Park - Madison, AL Depth runs from 50 to 60 feet
Alabama Blue Water - Birmingham, AL Depth runs from 30 to 140 feet
Blue Springs - Waldron, IL
Depth runs about 50 ffw and very cool on the bottom CLOSED
* Quarry report available on the link
Last update 23 July 2020