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Philadelphia Quarry - Philadelphia TN

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


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.
shanenelson89 - 9/11/2014 2:12 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/11/2014. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Sonnylynnvick75 - 6/17/2014 6:34 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/13/2014. Average viz: 31-35ft/9-11m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
Great dive location, would have loved to spend a little longer down under but my dive buddy started throwing up.
IO693 - 4/22/2014 1:12 PM
Rating Added: 4
Beautiful water clarity for east Tennessee.
Greg2650 - 10/29/2013 4:31 PM
Rating Added: 3

Good place for local diving. Visiblility around 15’. Water was temperate with the thermocline about 38’. Entry from shore was gravel which helps with visibility. Over all an enjoyable place.
RockRat2008 - 9/02/2013 6:26 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/2/2013. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
Made 2 nice dives at 72 and 73 feet. Visibility was excellent, in the 40-45 foot range and the people/hospitality was A+.
RockRat2008 - 9/02/2013 6:24 PM
Rating Added: 5
Great little dive site and definitely worth visiting. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
watergypsy - 3/22/2013 4:44 PM
Rating Added: 5
Of course I’ll give it a 5; where I did my first Open Water Dives!!
Butchie - 9/04/2012 1:33 PM
Rating Added: 2
Cold and small but ok for a dive experiance. Good clear visability
TNRonin - 3/05/2012 2:59 PM
Rating Added: 3
I would give it more stars for the winter diving since the viz rocks! During the fall, not so much. I’ve never seen anyone else here but I’ve not been during the summer. Good dive though.

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