Georgia Aquarium

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.

This is the only place in the world that you can for sure dive with whale sharks. Not only them but also plenty of other sharks and rays.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 27 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Totaling in at around 26 acres, Blue Water Park is Alabama’s premier dive site. They quarry offers diving at depths ranging from 4 to 140 feet, with an average depth of 100 feet. Visibility ranges from approximately 25 feet in the summer to 50-100 feet in the winter.

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