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Kraken Springs (Dive Georgia Quarry / Dive Haven) - White GA


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Welcome to Kraken Springs Watersports Park!! The only recreational open water diving resort in the state of Georgia!

Formally known as Dive Georgia Quarry / Dive Haven / White Stone Diving, this 35+ acre diver playground has been built for divers, by dive instructors and is receiving a massive overhaul. With massive capital improvements we have all the amenities you are ever going to be looking for in a local place to dive. In the 2018 summer season we will be opening it up to Friday and Saturday night Tent and Camper camping, night diving, and watersports beyond diving such as Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaking, etc.

Some of the amazing amenities on site:

- Full Dive Shack with Full Compliment of Rental Equipment
- Air and Nitrox Service
- Heated Changing Areas with Hot and Cold Showers
- Camping and RV Spots Friday and Saturday Night
- Cold beverages and snacks for purchase
- Newly resurfaced docks
- New Pavilions with Covered Picnic Tables
- Three entry docks and three underwater training platforms available
- Flat/level walk to entry docks
- Public Wifi

Kraken Springs is a converted quarry with a natural spring. Visibility is dependent on depth and time of year. It is an excellent location for training from recreational levels and in particular advanced training such as Tec, PSD, Rebreather, etc you can’t get in many other places inland in the southeast US.

Comments

briavia - 9/04/2017 7:40 PM
5 dives here 9/2/17. Water vis was 10-15ft in the morning, nearing 12ft by afternoon. Surface temp was 80deg. Water temp was 80-76deg down to the thermocline at about 25’. dropped to about 65deg. (62 at 45’). Lots of attractions. Did my OW cert dives here but this was my first fun dive. attractions include ski boat, jetski, sailboat, steam shovel, bayliner, and many platforms for training. Staff is phenomenal. Dive Georgia, LLC. is the best!! Saw dime sized freshwater jellies and a baseball sized freshwater clam near the bayliner. Air/Nitrox onsite. Dive shop onsite. knowledgeable Professional staff. Bathhouse with showers and changing area. Plenty of parking onsite.
DiverEric - 5/30/2016 9:39 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/29/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
DiverEric - 5/23/2016 3:24 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/21/2016. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
Average Depth 45ft
RandyD - 4/28/2016 10:17 PM
Rating Added: 5
Great place to get a dive in without driving to Florida. Vis is always descent 25’ + lot’s of cool stuff a boat and school bus to do some penetration line skills. fills on sight and retails. Profession staff.
DIVERAJ - 7/30/2014 7:20 AM
EARLY JULY REPORT 2014
3MIL SUIT
WITH HOOD/GLOVES AND LIGHTS
COLD BELOW 50 FEET OK DOWN TO ~ 50 FEET

VIZ BETTER THEN EXPECTED 20-30 FT
SURFACE 76 TEMP
20 FT MID 60
50FT MID 50
66 FT 46 DEGREE
OTHER DIVERS REPORTED 42 DEGREE AT 100 FOOT IN CENTER
LIGHT STOPPED AT 60 FEET

A FEW PERCH, BASS, TURTLE
SAW 3 LARGE RECREATIONAL BOATS, OLD MINING SHOVEL
ROPES TO CLOSEST DIVE SITES. BOEYS ON SURFACE, BOATS 25-50FT DEPTH SHOVEL ~ 50FT DEPTH.

A GOOD SURFACE SWIM TO SHOVEL, BOATS EASY TO REACH
NICE TRAINING PLATFORMS
AFRDVR - 7/22/2014 5:25 AM
Went there last weekend and had a great time.
clawton3 - 7/02/2014 11:44 AM
Rating Added: 5
Best spot to get a dive in for local divers in north georgia or anyone for that matter. The new shop looks great!
DiverMikeB - 7/25/2013 7:15 PM
Is this location no longer open?
Greg - 8/06/2013 9:15 AM
I called and got their voice-mail, it sounds like they’re open. Hours are Sat-Sun, 8am to 5pm.
Jackson - 6/28/2013 12:52 PM
Rating Added: 3
This place was super convenient for residents of Atlanta. It will be missed.
watergypsy - 3/22/2013 4:55 PM
Rating Added: 3

Pretty cool but the couple times I was there not great viz
inked59 - 12/18/2012 12:00 PM
This is from their FACEBOOK page:
October 13th & 14th, will be our last weekend. Brenton and I wanted to say thank you to everyone for the
last 6 years. You all have become a large part of lives and family.
This was a hard decision for us not for the closing of the business, but
because of all of you our extended family. Please come out Saturday,
October 13 for a farewell celebration. We will be open until 10pm for
night diving. Sunday we close the gates for the last time at 4pm.
Thank you again and God Bless!! Love You All!!
inked59 - 12/18/2012 11:58 AM
WHITE STONE QUARRY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS. THEY SHUT THE DOORS AT THE END OF THE 2012 DIVE SEASON AFTER HAVING ANOTHER SETBACK BY LOSING EVERYTHING IN A LIGHTNING FIRE! INSTEAD OF TRYING TO REBUILD, THEY DECIDED TO SHUT DOWN.

RUMOR HAS IT THEY WILL OPEN ANOTHER DIVING SPOT IN A NEARBY AREA...
jstatham - 10/25/2012 8:13 PM
Freshwater Jellyfish around September this year.
Eric_R - 11/02/2012 3:28 PM
Their so awesome! There’s a local lake here in Michigan that has them every fall.
TimClark - 6/19/2012 6:28 PM
Rating Added: 3
Did our Nav dives here and a fun dive after class. Cool things to see, pepsi machine, old van, sunk boat. Vis was very low at around 5-7’ and did get worse when folks didn’t watch their fins and disturbed the bottom. Therm was at 15’ and went form high 70s to around 65. Not a problem with a suit.
TheBoneDoc - 3/14/2011 2:23 PM
Last time I was there the Viz dropped to 5’ at 60’ and then opened back up to 15’ at 130’, there is absolutely no light below about 90’. I found a late 50’s vette in 157’ last fall. The water temp was in the low 40’s at 140-160’+.
C-Ray - 10/30/2008 1:50 AM
Last time I was here the average water temp was 66. It was reported to me by one of my group that the thermocline was around 40feet, with a temp drop to about 59. The vis was 10 to 15 feet when the silt was not stirred up. I saw quite a lot of fish, and they were very active and curious of us. Oct ,08
stang02 - 9/29/2008 11:50 AM
For the past two years Dive Rite has held their Tech Tour at this location.

http://www.diverite.com/events/tour/divehaven/

Unfortunately I missed it this year...
stang02 - 6/18/2008 10:27 AM
This quarry stays pretty cold, most everyone wears 5-7ml or dry suit.

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