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Philadelphia Quarry - Philadelphia TN


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Philadelphia Quarry is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Philadelphia, TN 37846. This dive site has an average rating of 3.93 out of 5 from 28 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m. The average visibility is 41-50ft/12-15m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

Scuba dive in a 3 acre spring fed quarry. The quarry is open year round, day and night. This dive spot is located in East Tennessee off I75 at exit 68 between Knoxville and Chattanooga. Head west to Harris Road about 1 mile. Turn left. About 1/2 mile to a driveway on the left marked with a small dive flag.



Entry to this dive site is based on the honor system or "self serve". It is open every day, all year long. You fill out the release form available on their website, place the form and $$ ($12 for divers, $4 non-divers) in an envelope, look for the painted red dot and hole in a wall, put the envelope in the hole. Then cross the cow pasture and start diving.



During certain months, there are air refills and gear rental available on site.



Amenities include:

- Visibility - EXCELLENT

- Shallow entry graveled to maintain visibility

- Four Training platforms at 17 feet, 25 feet, and 75 feet

- Peak Performance Buoyancy Course

- Tank holders for lift classes

- Picnic tables by the water

- Men’s & Women’s Changing rooms

- Bathrooms open in March & close in November

- Camping available by request

- Bring or rent hood and gloves when going deep

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Rollercoaster - 24 days 11 hours ago.
Looking for a dive buddy to dive at the Philadelphia Quarry this coming weekend, available for any of these days. Friday, 30 Sep - Monday, 2 Sep. Just want to work on my buoyance and ascents using my dive watch/computer. This quarry is open 24/7 - 365. Pay cash with an honor system. They rent everything you need and have a $15 entrance fee, $15 unlimited air (tanks included) wetsuit rentals, etc... weekends can get busy, a Friday or Monday would be best.
CAD_Ninja667 - 8/12/2019 12:40 PM
Looking to possibly dive here this Saturday, August 17th 2019. Any body know if they’re open or water temp or viz or anything? Website seems to be down and phone just keeps ringing...
mpuppy - 4/22/2018 5:26 PM
Rating Added: 3
spent a lot of time here over the years
ICONdiver - 9/25/2017 10:44 AM
I went scuba diving here on 9/24/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
ICONdiver - 9/18/2017 12:25 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/3/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
ICONdiver - 9/18/2017 12:24 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/4/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
ICONdiver - 9/18/2017 12:23 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/17/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
KtownBill - 9/18/2017 8:17 PM
Thanks Josh. I hope to try it out very soon, before it gets cool.
ClemsonDiver - 9/12/2016 2:23 PM
Rating Added: 5
Cool place to practice skills. The PEAKS course was great!
barfierc - 7/12/2016 10:20 AM
i need a dive buddy for Saturday afternoon... anyone going there that i can tag along with? exp=novice
Tigger - 6/27/2016 9:35 PM
I know this is a shot in the dark but does anyone want to go freediving on Wednesday?
SteveTylerUSA - 6/27/2016 11:51 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/26/2016. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 6/27/2016 11:48 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2016. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 6/27/2016 11:46 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 6/27/2016 11:43 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 6/27/2016 9:57 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 6/25/2016 8:14 AM
Going June 25th and 26th. Meet us there if you want to dive with us.
Kevin_Z - 6/25/2016 8:18 AM
I would but I have to work all weekend. I think a group from ski scuba is going Sunday.
SteveTylerUSA - 6/27/2016 2:18 PM
Yeah there was a crowd there but it was all good. Some classes going on. A little murky until the groups left. Water was fine. He’s got a special going on to.
Vectornut - 6/23/2016 1:12 PM
Wanting to dive here on June 27th (Monday). Any takers? Will be coming from Nashville if someone needs a ride.
Kevin_Z - 6/23/2016 1:51 PM
I can definitely do Monday. Ill message you.
Vectornut - 4/20/2016 3:45 PM
I want to dive here on the 25th or 26th (Mon/Tues). Anyone else interested? Coming from Nashville..
Kevin_Z - 4/22/2016 9:44 PM
I might be able to make it Monday. I’ll message you later this weekend if I can
Vectornut - 4/22/2016 9:55 PM
Sounds good Kevin.
SteveTylerUSA - 4/20/2016 9:10 AM
I went scuba diving here on 4/17/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 4/20/2016 9:07 AM
I went scuba diving here on 4/16/2016. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 4/23/2016 9:19 AM
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