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.

You’ll see some freshwater animals, including bluegill, bass, and catfish. Don’t harass them, and please don’t mess with the rocks and other natural objects.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 2 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Lake Murray

Known as Rhett’s Reef dive site is located at the north end of the Lake Murray Dam in 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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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.

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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 foot 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

Average depth of 20 ft. A popular local lake for training dives. You can see two large concrete masses with rear hooks on top. Typical lake dive.

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Lake Scooba is a man-made lake with a clay and sand bottom. Just 20 minutes from the Scooba Shack, this lake features a wide shift in visibility and temperature depending on the weather and season. Max depth is usually around 35 ft.

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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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Private Dive Site located in Ravenel South Carolina. This 1 mile long fresh water lake is predominantly 20 feet deep with several 30 foot holes.

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