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Lac Lavon is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 15610 Highview Dr, Apple Valley, MN 55124. This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 31-35ft/9-11m. The average visibility is 5-10ft/2-3m. Training platforms are available.

This former quarry has much to offer. The access point is a short albeit steep walk on a paved path from the parking lot. Visibility is typically around 10’, sometimes better, but is worse following heavy rains. There is no public access for trailered boats, and gasoline powered motors are prohibited by ordinance, so the only boat traffic is canoes, kayaks, and lakeshore owners with electric motors.

A permit from the Apple Valley parks department is required to scuba dive. There is no fee except for instructors who are using the lake for teaching.

The lake has enormous numbers of bluegills and quite a few pumpkinseeds, crappies, and largemouth bass. I’ve seen smallmouth bass on rare occasion. Great lake for a night dive. At night it’s easy to see northern pike, bullheads, and catfish.

There is a dive platform, a birdbath, and some rock cairns that have been placed by divers over the years.

Most of the diving is in the northeast bay. The main part of the lake is slightly deeper and has less fish life, and isn’t readily accessible.

The beach access on the western side is in the shallows and it’s a long fight through the weeds out to deeper water. Avoid it.

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DiveBuddyBenny - 8/04/2022 11:04 AM
Rating Added: 4
As far as getting some water time in down in the south metro? This is it.
There are apparently billions of fish here, and some truly enormous bass. I love going here to video underwater life. Some of the sunfish will follow you for 100 meters if you keep them distracted! Water buddies!

Its difficult to traverse due to the tons and tons of weeds. However, many of these weeds on the surface, are actually ’tunnels’ when you are in the water. Creating fun and beautiful areas where some of the biggest fish like to chill out and hide.
2airishuman - 10/05/2016 2:34 PM
Rating Added: 4
Better viz than most Minnesota lakes. Lake varies from one season to the next. Many fish. Good for a night dive also.