Hot Hole - Lake Keowee

This is a great place to extend your diving because of the warmer water in the wintertime, also making this a great place to do Open Water training in the winter.

You won’t see a lot of fish here but there are some. Most are small bass and perch.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 4 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Recommended Training

Open Water Diver

Begin your lifelong adventure as a certified diver with the globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver certification.

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Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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Stress & Rescue

Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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Dry Suit Diving

Become a dry suit diver and dive all year, anywhere in the world. Join the Dry Suit Diving specialty today and learn all the knowledge and skills you need to safely and comfortably dive in a dry suit.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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Navigation

Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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Search & Recovery

Make lost items a thing of the past with the SSI Search & Recovery specialty program. You will learn all you need to plan and conduct search and recovery dives, so you can find lost items with ease.

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Waves, Tides & Currents

Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. Learn all you need to go diving in currents, waves and rivers, enjoy shore diving and learn about the environmental conditions that affect dive sites.

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Deep Diving

Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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Scooter / DPV

Enjoy longer dives, explore further and cover a larger area on every dive. Become an SSI Scooter/DPV Specialty Diver. Get started today.

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Dive sites nearby

Lake Jocassee is a beautiful mountain lake in South Carolina. You will need a boat to see the graveyard at about 130ft to 150ft. Some of the headstones are still there. You can do both boat dives and shore dives.

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junkyard

This site provides something for divers of all levels. While there are numerous sunken boats, the main attraction is the Chinese Junk imported decades ago and after multiple sinkings finally came to reset here. Other entertaining sites here include vending machines, tic-tac-toe table, and Halloween cemetery.

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Devil’s Fork State Park

Lake Jocassee is a beautiful mountain lake nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Divers here will typically experience 5’-30’ visibility and a wide variety of depths, terrain, and temperatures.

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Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee is a man-made lake. The lake is over 360 feet deep with visibility ranging from 20 feet to over 50 feet at depth. There are several ramps here, one is set aside for divers and there is enough to keep divers coming back again and again.

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lake Lanier West Bank park

Abt 20 ft deep. arranged by SeaVentures as a Cleanup at Lake Lanier. 1st dive. Found 2 large concrete masses with rear hooks on top. Possibly boat ties when lake drops in water level.

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Clarks Hill, East Dam

This is Clark’s Hill Lake, also called Lake Strom Thurmond. It’s a great place for boating, swimming, and scuba diving. The main environmental conditions to think about here are temperature, depth, a rocky and steep descent to the shoreline, and possible interference from other people.

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Loch Low-Minn

Loch Lowe-Minn is a quarry designed just for Scuba divers. It is a great facility with 22 picnic tables available for use by those who make a reservation or if they have them left over.

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Taco Bell Wall at The Dive Shop

The Dive Shop has a 12ft pool inside their shop. The store used to be a Taco Bell back in 1994. Some similarities still exist. Nothing amazing about this pool other then you are diving in an old Taco Bell location.

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Lake Murray

Dive site is located at the north end of the Lake Murray Dam inside the Lake Murray Dam North Recreational Area, 9 minutes from Wateree Dive Center. Street address 2101 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212. Water entry is via the stairs located to the left when entering picnic area from the parking lot.

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The Georgia Aquarium is one of the most renowned aquariums in the United States located in Atlanta, Georgia. This aquarium displays hundreds of different animal species amongst seven themed galleries.

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