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From Dive Training Magazine;
On Lake Jocassee, about 146 miles (234 km) southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, is a dive site known as “The Wall.” It’s in a 30-acre (12-hectare) cove of the lake. A sheer wall rises nearly 100 feet (30 m) out of the water and under the surface goes down and forms ledges at 30 feet (9 m) and 65 feet (20 m), 175 feet (53 m) and 365 feet (111 m) where a former quarry operated before the lake’s dam was built. The quarry is accessible only by boat, and underwater attractions include a basketball goal, motorcycle, and a training platform in 25 feet (7.5 m) of water. Located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, the stream-fed lake was created by Duke Power Company and is surrounded by an undeveloped forest. The lake has a major body, then splits into three forks. It covers an area of 7,565 acres (3,026 hectares) with 75 miles (120 km) of shoreline. The lake extends into North Carolina. Access to Lake Jocassee is at the south end at Devils Fork State Park, which includes boat ramps, restrooms, and a store for refreshments and other goods.

Depths to: 365 feet (111 m) but most of the diving in the cove is done in 65 feet (20 m) or less.

Visibility: Averages more than 20 feet (6 m) and up to 40 feet (12 m) early in the season.

Water temperature: In the summer through October temperatures are about 75-78 degrees Fahrenheit (24-26 degrees Celsius) down to about 70 feet (21 m).

Aquatic life: Includes bass and carp. More info: Visit lakejocassee.com.

Getting there: Driving directions are available at lakejocassee.com.

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