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Hidden Paradise/Dream Lake - Saint Paul IN

Hidden Paradise/Dream Lake is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 802 E. Jefferson St., Saint Paul, IN 47272. This dive site has an average rating of 2.67 out of 5 from 9 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 31-35ft/9-11m. The average visibility is 11-15ft/3-5m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills.

Dream lake is a 15 acre spring fed rock quarry with an average depth of 25 feet. The deepest point in Dream Lake is a sump hole 18 feet in diameter and drops to 35 feet in depth. The visibility will vary but generally you will see 10-15 foot visibility and occasionally up to 25-30 foot. There are a few small runabouts, a sail boat, a mini bus and a few articles left by the quarry company. If your lucky you will surprise a paddle fish during your dive along the south wall. The paddle fish were introduced into the quarry in October of 2001 and are now 3-4 feet long. You will also encounter rare fresh water Jelly fish between the months of July through September. Not to worry though, they are the size of a quarter and produce no venom. The quarry is teaming with life so each dive will be interesting.
There are several docks around the Quarry but only one without a set of steps. this dock is located on the north side next to the Flat Rock river. Each of the docks have floating ramps for an easy exit out of the water. With the dock is a shelter, equipped with picnic tables for snacking and rest periods between dives. You will find the scenery to be rather nice in a peaceful surrounding.
No need to worry about filling your tank before leaving home, there is a filling station located on the grounds. There is no rental equipment so check your dive bag before leaving home.
Your non diving friends can swim or cruise around in a paddle boat or enjoy other campground amenities while you dive.
The water temperature in the summer will vary, but generally runs between 80 to 85 degrees.

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wgr21 - 10/13/2016 7:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/13/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
wgr21 - 10/23/2014 8:16 AM
Rating Added: 4
Saw a large paddle fish, jumping on the trampoline was fun. Dock used for entry was very nice.
tonymag - 3/12/2013 12:07 PM
Rating Added: 2
Went this past weekend, just to get wet and tune up for the season. Vis was absolutely horrible. 2 ft maybe, and thats being pretty generous. Water was a balmy 45 degrees. Probably a good day to test navigation skills, but thats about it. Compressor is not up and running yet. Was told they havent had enough divers in to justify turning it on yet.
JamesR - 7/08/2012 6:19 PM
Rating Added: 3
Pretty good place to dive being that I live in Indiana and it’s around 40 minutes from my house.