Mermet Springs, Southern Illinois

Mermet Springs is a full-service dive site and scuba training facility that offers on-site scuba instruction. This site strives for excellence and caters to dive shops, instructors, students, and certified scuba divers of all experience levels and certifying agencies.

Mermet Springs is known for its schools of American Paddlefish or Spoonbill, large bluegill, and giant catfish. If you are very lucky you may even encounter the freshwater Jellyfish!

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 4 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wreck Dive
  • Quarry
  • Spring

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Pennyroyal Blue Springs, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Pennyroyal started with a single attraction back in 1994. Our 1941 Dodge firetruck has been a staple attraction for nearly 25 years. Over the years, several items have been acquired for dive sites. Some of the larger sites such as the Yacht wreck, Motorhome, Scuba Bus are just to name a few.

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This unique adventure, can be your “Dive to the Center of the Earth“. Bonne Terre Mine, a national historic site, is the world’s largest fresh water dive resort. Water conditions remain constant with over 100 foot visibility,

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Private quarry in Mitchell, IN. Maximum depth of 55 feet, shore entry, platforms, lines, statues, and sunken boats/objects for training participants to enjoy. This quarry used to be a public beach in the 1960s, and steadily became more exclusive as ownership changed hands.

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Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. It has hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves. Bull Shoals Lake impounds the White River for the last time as water travels toward its mouth on the Mississippi River.

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Goat Island

Goat Island is easy to get to via boat from any launching ramp on the lower lake of Greers Ferry Lake. Generally, Goat Island is going to be some of the better visibility on the lake.

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Bennett Springs

This area is a popular flyflishing destination, but also makes for an interesting dive a few months of the year. Bennett Springs in south central Missouri is the water source for trout-stocked streams that attract fishermen most of the year. Average conditions produce gin-clear water.

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DiVentures Pool

The 25-yard heated pool ranging in depth from 3.5 to 14 feet is a great place to learn new skills or to refresh on old ones. Indoor pool and surrounding air temperature steady 88-90, so leave your drysuit at home!

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Trident Marina / Big Bridge

The site is located by the Trident Marina in Lewis Smith Lake. The location is off of County Road 222 by way of Alabama Highway 69. It is a shore entry off the boat ramp located at the marina. It also has bathrooms, restaurant, and other amities.

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Indian Head Rock

This site is a well known rock formation known as Indian Head Rock. The location is off of CR 143 in Brushy Pond Community in Breman, Alabama. The water is somewhat clear at depth with about 20-25 ft of visibility.

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Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake is full of interesting dive sites and above average water conditions. Lake visibility is very good by lake standards throughout the summer. Water temps peak at 85°F/29°C on the surface and average about 60°F/15°C at depths below 30ft/9m.

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