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Three Oaks Recreation Area - Crystal Lake IL

Three Oaks Recreation Area is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Crystal Lake, IL 60014. This dive site has an average rating of 2.00 out of 5 from 3 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 21-25ft/6-8m. The average visibility is 51-60ft/16-18m. Training platforms are available.

Three Oaks Recreation Area was opened in 2013 for SCUBA training ONLY. Instructor or Dive Shop MUST file insurance docs to be able to bring students. It is a good open water training facility and rumors are it will be opened to public for diving in the next couple of years. However 3 Oaks primarily is a Fishing lake and beach so scuba divers are limited to small designated area. Diving area has 4 platforms at about 20-25 ft of water. Visibility usually over 50 Ft.

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periwinkle - 6/22/2018 1:33 PM
Just went diving there on 6/20/18. The visibility was great, and zillions of new born fish. Its great for a practice or refresher dive. There was a buoyancy course of triangles and such, and a few concrete tubes to swim through.
4BrianB - 7/20/2015 1:38 PM
It is now open to the public
Divin4Fun - 6/04/2014 6:31 AM
Rating Added: 2
It is a good place to do instruction, but from a recreational dive site there is not much to see.