Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee is a man-made lake. The lake is over 360 feet deep with visibility ranging from 20 feet to over 50 feet at depth. There are several ramps here, one is set aside for divers and there is enough to keep divers coming back again and again.

Located in western South Carolina 2.5 hours from Atlanta GA and Charlotte NC. The lake is a deep water reservoir maintained by Duke Energy.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 5 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Wreck Dive
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Devil’s Fork State Park

Lake Jocassee is a beautiful mountain lake nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Divers here will typically experience 5’-30 foot visibility and a wide variety of depths, terrain, and temperatures.

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junkyard

This site provides something for divers of all levels. While there are numerous sunken boats, the main attraction is the Chinese Junk imported decades ago and after multiple sinkings finally came to reset here. Other entertaining sites here include vending machines, tic-tac-toe table, and Halloween cemetery.

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Lake Jocassee is a beautiful mountain lake in South Carolina. You will need a boat to see the graveyard at about 130ft to 150ft. Some of the headstones are still there. You can do both boat dives and shore dives.

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This is a great place to extend your diving because of the warmer water in the wintertime, also making this a great place to do Open Water training in the winter.

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Lake Lanier West Bank Park

Average depth of 20 ft. A popular local lake for training dives. You can see two large concrete masses with rear hooks on top. Typical lake dive.

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Loch Low-Minn

Loch Lowe-Minn is a quarry designed just for Scuba divers. It is a great facility with 22 picnic tables available for use by those who make a reservation or if they have them left over.

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Philadelphia Quarry

Philadelphia Quarry, Tennessee’s premier diving site for all scuba divers. Located on Harris Road , Philadelphia, Tennessee, USA. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaQuarry/

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Clarks Hill, East Dam

This is Clark’s Hill Lake, also called Lake Strom Thurmond. It’s a great place for boating, swimming, and scuba diving. The main environmental conditions to think about here are temperature, depth, a rocky and steep descent to the shoreline, and possible interference from other people.

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Gray Quarry is a 501-c3 non-profit organization that seeks to promote the sport of scuba diving by providing a safe family-friendly fun environment for recreational scuba diving and training. All money from dive entry fees goes to maintaining the quarry and making dive site improvements.

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Snow Creek Truck

Here you will find a Submerged 2006 Nissan 4 door pickup in 23’ of water. The truck is stuck in silt up to the wheel wells. A great dive but can be murky due to all the silt in the cove.

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