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Philadelphia Quarry - Philadelphia TN


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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

Comments

ClemsonDiver - 12 days 19 hours ago.
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
SteveTylerUSA - 7/15/2016 9:39 PM
I would but I screwed up my back yesterday.
Cpoe - 7/03/2016 9:36 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/2/2016.
Poor Viz..
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.
Cpoe - 6/16/2016 6:08 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/22/2016. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m.
Nice and clear. Does need a little upkeep.
Cpoe - 6/16/2016 6:07 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/22/2016.
Nice and clear. Does need a little upkeep.
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
Night Dive
SteveTylerUSA - 4/20/2016 9:03 AM
I went scuba diving here on 4/16/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 4/19/2016 6:11 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/16/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 4/18/2016 10:13 AM
Found it. It was at the bottom 77ft.
Kevin_Z - 4/15/2016 8:23 AM
I dove with Steve yesterday. Lost my mask in the deep end by the cliffs. Light purple cressi of anyone finds it!

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