Bonne Terre Mine

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,

Sights include: mammoth architecture, guaranteed year round diving conditions. Cal falls, oar carts, scaffolding, grating, staircases, pillars, slurry pipes, the famed elevator shaft,

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 27 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Cavern/Cave

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Quail Run Quarry

Quail Run Diver’s Quarry is a spring-fed stone quarry located just east of Rolla, Missouri, approx. 1 1/2 hours from St. Louis, offering divers a quick escape to get wet!Typically used as a training facility, there are several training platforms from 15 to 25 feet deep.

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727 plane

This is the 727 jumbo jet used in the Warner Brother’s movie US Marchals. Depth ranges from 15 feet to 45 feet. Penetration dives are allowed for those who are certified for overhead environments.

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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.

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Finger Lake Strip Pit

The 1,128-acre park was once the site of a coal strip-mining operation. Between June 1964 and October 1967, the Peabody Coal Co. removed more than 1.2 million tons of coal from the Boone County site, known as Mark Twain Mine, leaving barren piles of earth and numerous pits of water.

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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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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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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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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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Jakes Point

Just South of Springfield Mo, this entry point into Table Rock lake is a common attraction for the beginning diver. This site is an easy shore dive that features a small island a small swim off of shore.

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The 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° on the surface and average about 60° at depths below 30 feet.

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