Fantasy Lake Scuba Park

Fantasy Lake Scuba Park is a 100 acre lake that has depths reaching 80ft. Great for beginner and intermediate training courses. Fantasy Lake Scuba Park is open 365 days a year making an ideal training location for specialties such as night diving.

Fantasy Lake Scuba Park’s aquatic life consists of bream, largemouth bass, turtles, striped bass, catfish, and Koi.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 5 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Quarry

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Mystery Lake Scuba Park

Started out as a granite quarry. Once it filled with water the town of Wendell used it for a water supply. The current owners purchased the property and are turning it into a premier diving location.

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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.

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This is one of the clearest quarries on the East Coast. Diving here is fun for all levels of divers, with many intentionally sunk objects to explore.

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Blue Stone Dive Resort

We’re not just another quarry. We are a Dive Facility, better known as Blue Stone. We are located 6 miles off Interstate 85 in Thomasville, North Carolina. Blue Stone has a full service Dive center equipped with one of the most modern computer analyzed air fill station with a storage capacity of 80,000 cubic feet.

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American Quarry

American Quarry is the flagship quarry for the PDRA. (Piedmont Diving Rescue Association). The Quarry is 65’ deep at the pit with many objects to dive on.

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Lake Norman Rock Quarry

This is a PDRA Quarry. It is membership owned and its deepest point the depth is around 96 ft. Surface temps range from 82 F in the summer to 40 F in the winter.

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U-352 (Wreck)

Launched in 1941 the U-352 was a German submarine operating during World War II. She was sank on 9 May 1942 by depth charges from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Icarus, south of Morehead City, North Carolina, The wreck lies in about 35 meters of water, and sits at a 45-degree list to starboard.

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Brass Spike

A wooden hulled steam assisted sailing vessel that we discovered in 1994. A Brass sexton was found laying in the sand. This vessel has brass spikes (thus the name) in the hull and contains some of the biggest tautog you will ever see. The treasure of this wreck is waiting to be discovered.

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Lake Hickory Scuba Sail Boat

This dive site contains several items to dive on including two training platforms, a basketball hoop, a jet ski, a sailboat, several satellite dishes, and other objects all linked together via ropes leading to and from the docks at the dive center.

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Sandbar

The Sandbar Site is a local favorite for boaters. It’s a large area in the lake that is very shallow, coming within 3 ft. of the surface. Many boats will raft together for a day of partying on the lake.

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