Three Oaks Recreation Area

Three Oaks Recreation Area is a 300 acre quarry. Diving is only allowed in the designated area which is about 3 acres in size. Max depth is 45’, Visibility ranges from 40’ to 10’ depending on the time of year. There are 3 training platforms 100 feet apart at a depth of 25 feet marked with buoys at the surface.

You will find all the typical fresh water fish; Bass, Blue Gill, Crappie, Catfish, Northern Pike and so on.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 3 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Quarry

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Pearl Lake

Pear Lake is located at 1220 Dearborn Ave Hwy 251 South Beloit, IL 61080. The quarry is a great place to do training dives and brush up on your scuba skills. The quarry is only available to Dive Shops and their divers so you’ll have to go there with a dive shop.

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THE STRAITS OF MACKINAC

The 196-foot-long steel car and passenger ferry The Straits of Mackinac, was scuttled in 78 feet of water, April 10, 2003. The ship is located approximately 10 miles north of Navy Pier.

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Prins Willem V

The Prins Willew V is a 258’ freighter sitting in about 70’ of water. Built in 1948, it sank in 1954 with a cargo of Hides, outboard motors, tv tubes, aluminum kitchen ware, horsetail hair, hog casings, printing press, machine tool parts, canned fish, fruit milk and vegetables. Plus many other items.

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Haigh Quarry

Haigh Quarry is located at 2738 E 2000 N Rd, Kankakee, IL 60901. The quarry is a good place to do training dives and brush up on your scuba skills. There are many artifacts to dive on at depths from 20 feet to 75 feet.

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France Park serves scuba divers, technical divers, snorkelers, and mermaids! Air fills, rental gear, and scuba tank visual inspections are available. There is a concession stand next door from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Swimming, hiking, and camping are also available on the property.

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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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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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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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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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