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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

Vectornut - 12 days 14 hours ago.
I want to dive here on the 25th or 26th (Mon/Tues). Anyone else interested? Coming from Nashville..
Kevin_Z - 10 days 8 hours ago.
I might be able to make it Monday. I’ll message you later this weekend if I can
Vectornut - 10 days 8 hours ago.
Sounds good Kevin.
SteveTylerUSA - 12 days 21 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 4/17/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 12 days 21 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 4/16/2016. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 9 days 21 hours ago.
Night Dive
SteveTylerUSA - 12 days 21 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 4/16/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 13 days 12 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 4/16/2016. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
SteveTylerUSA - 14 days 20 hours ago.
Found it. It was at the bottom 77ft.
Kevin_Z - 17 days 22 hours ago.
I dove with Steve yesterday. Lost my mask in the deep end by the cliffs. Light purple cressi of anyone finds it!
SteveTylerUSA - 18 days 8 hours ago.
Dove this April 14 2016. Temp 53 to 63F. Visibilty was 50+. Went to 77ft. Several platforms, boats, fish and a skeleton. Lots of things to see.
Kevin_Z - 20 days 13 hours ago.
Rating Added: 5
Dove April 1st 2016. Water temp was about 50 degrees at the first drop off (about 50ft). Did not go deeper that day. Great visibility and some cool stuff to see !
Tigger - 12/12/2015 8:15 PM
Any freedivers?
Stooksbury1366 - 8/04/2015 7:23 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/3/2015. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
diveteacher - 7/03/2015 5:43 PM
Anyone want to dive Philadelphia Quarry this weekend?
SmokeyMtnPoBoy - 7/04/2015 7:13 AM
I am meeting some people to dive here tomorrow sunday july 5th at 9am. You are more than welcome to come join. Message me if interested and we can exchange numbers.
Harley4419 - 6/10/2015 8:03 AM
I am looking to dive some where in tennessee when i come up at the end of the week. i will need a dive buddy to go with. This place looks interesting and has good reviews so i would be interested in diving here. ill be in the gatlinburg area until the 18th of june hope to hear from someone soon.
Harley4419 - 6/10/2015 8:04 AM
if anyone is interested you can text me. 352-299-3201
Stooksbury1366 - 5/31/2015 8:33 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/16/2015. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
Stooksbury1366 - 5/05/2015 7:24 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/2/2015. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
SmokeyMtnPoBoy - 4/25/2015 1:59 PM
Wanting to dive here tomorrow sunday april 26th. Need a buddy for a 1 tank dive. Call me if your interested. 4236023914
Stooksbury1366 - 4/25/2015 7:42 PM
I have to work tomorrow or I’d be there, I’m sorry man. Keep me in mind for the next time!
Butchie - 5/05/2015 5:08 AM
I would like to go this Saturday May 5th if anyones interested.......
UWLiveN - 3/01/2015 8:37 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/1/1999.
Numerous dives at this location.
Stooksbury1366 - 12/07/2014 8:01 PM
I went scuba diving here on 12/3/2014. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
Stooksbury1366 - 11/13/2014 7:55 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/18/2014. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
Stooksbury1366 - 10/20/2014 9:04 PM
Rating Added: 4
Nice diving, great place to do first dives.

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