JMR Quarry PDRA

JMR Quarry (AKA Blanch Quarry) is a great place to dive. You will need to join the “PDRA“ or come as a guest of a PDRA member. The Quarry is open 24/7/365 if you have a key. Make sure to bring a dive buddy, as there is no solo diving allowed.

There are large paddlefish, catfish, bass, etc. In late summer and early fall, you can see freshwater jellyfish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Quarry

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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