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Hot Hole - Six Mile SC


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Hot Hole is the Lake Keowee Nuclear plant’s exhaust water pipe entry back into the lake. The temp stays about 70 all year round and you get a short drift dive to the main lake. Not much to see but fun in the winter when everyone else is still high and dry!

YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=ZUax5gyfV6M

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FtMillDiver - 11 days 15 hours ago.
Rating Added: 4
Nothing too exciting to see other than some hungry bluegills. But this was my first dive ever and it was a great introduction. Riding the rapids was fun.
Lacolombiana - 7/23/2016 10:46 AM
Rating Added: 3
This was one of the first dives I did after becoming open water certified and it kicked my butt. I learned a lot from this dive though. I can’t wait to do it again to redeem myself!
GreggS - 11/30/2014 8:11 AM
Rating Added: 4
Really nice year round dive site, but especially in the winter when most dive areas in the Carolinas are closed. Lots of fun but will give you a good workout. Water temp on day of dive (11.29.14) was in the upper 70s, air temp on first dive mid 40s. Chartered with Lake Jocassee Dive Shop. Nice, roomy, enclosed, and heated pontoon boat makes for a really enjoyable day of diving.
jerome661987 - 8/03/2014 6:42 AM
Rating Added: 3
Great place to dive in the winter time without a dry suit. Also good practice with current.
ChuckJeter - 7/03/2014 8:59 PM
Rating Added: 4
This makes a great dive in the Winter. The warm water draws lots of aquatic life and dropping over the wall to ride the current coming from the power plant water outlet is a great ride.
GeorgiaGirl - 5/28/2013 8:15 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/26/2013. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
What a fun ride!! Can’t wait to go again!

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