The Tower

The dive site is accessed by the stairs down to the small park area which includes a bench. Entry and Exit is via the small beach. Once you enter the water it you head southwest you can locate 4 intake pipes. The Southernmost one runs to the Tower. Divers can follow each of the 4 pipes for navigation.

Most of the wildlife and grasses are located along the pipes or at the Tower. You will see bass, carp, pike, as well as bluegill.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 7 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

The site is named for the hotel that once stood next door. The site has 3 water pipes that come from the shore. The first two meet at 60 feet of depth at the collector. The northern most also goes out to 60 feet. Dive Flag is required, and the entry can be tricky because of the rocky entry.

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Atlantic Quarry - Kelp Forest

Located at Schildberg Rock Quarry this private quarry has been a popular dive site with dives for over 20 years. The “Kelp“ is fresh water grasses that grow from depths of ~20 feet and are 5-15 feet tall. The site starts to the left of the entry road and follows the shore almost all the way to the north side.

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Atlantic Quarry - Rock Wall

Located at Schildberg Rock Quarry this private quarry has been a popular dive site with dives for over 20 years. The Rock Wall is one of two dive sites at this location. The Rock Wall runs along the south side of the quarry and starts in 6-8 feet of water and drops to 30-40 feet.

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Turkey Ridge is a rock bottom quarry near Janesville, Iowa. It is owned by the county and you must have permission (acquired by signing a waiver and donating to the upkeep of the quarry) to use this site. There is also a training platform, tube swim-through, sunken statue, and a few other points of interest.

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War Axe State Recreational Area

War Axe State Recreation Area. Depth is max 25 feet and is great for beginners, but yet enjoyed by experienced divers as well. Attractions include a statue, sunken boats, platforms. Aquatic life include bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, walleye and turtles.

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Face of Oahe Dam

Diving the Face of Oahe Dam is easily accessed from shore on either the est or east side public access or from a boat. There are two boat ramps in the area, one located at west shore and one located at Corp Bay.

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Billy Goats Jump Wreck Site

Wreck Dive - There are 4 boats that are in this are that have been sunk by the local dive shop as artificial reef and training areas. They have markers attached to them during the summer months.

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Spring Creek drop off ledge

This site offers a ledge that drops off into the original old river bottom provides excellent spear fishing along with normally clear water. Dive site is also next to a marina with a resturaunt.

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The Bowl - Spring Creek

This dive site sits on a long gravel point with a deep bowl located on the inside edge of the point. The location offers a protected are to anchor boats and a large number of game fish in the area.

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Boulder Haven Plum Creek

This site is a long point that offers areas of large boulders. There is abundant fish in the area and its sandy bottom helps keep the water clean on calm days.

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