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Pearl Lake Day Trip
Event Date Sat, June 22, 2013
Event Location 1220 Dearborn Ave, South Beloit, IL
Event Price $20 for Park Entrance. Gear Rental at Store
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Join MadisonScuba for a day of fun and exploration at Pearl Lake in South Beloit, Illinois.

A former sand and rock quarry Pearl Lake sports some of the most
interesting underwater environments in the area. Sunken cabin cruisers,
statues, dive platforms, even a 33′ replica WW II U-Boat are available
to find and see within the limits of Open Water divers.

Pan fish, Walleye, Perch, a variety of bass and a lone broke-back
catfish also inhabit the rather clear waters of Pearl Lake. 40′ viz is
not uncommon along with nice 70 degree water temps above the
thermocline. Below the thermocline, around 30′, the water is a chilly 60
degrees. Hanging out below the thermocline is a hood and gloves
recommended experience.

The east side of the lake has most of the sunken boats, sub and a
school bus while the west side of the lake has a sunken twin engine
Beechcraft plane and many sunken culverts that usually are home to
larger fish.

Usually at least a 2 tank day, but could be 3 if the group desires.
Air fills are available on site for $8.00. We recommend bringing 2 tanks
and refilling one if needed for that third dive.

If you need rental gear, we will have the special Tuesday night dive
price of $35 for all of the gear you need (one tank is included, a
second tank is $15). The Season Pass does not apply. You must pick up
your gear on Thursday night!

The fee for diving at Pearl Lake is $20.00. A non-diver fee of $10 is
required of those who are not diving. Non-diver fee also covers
admission to the beach area when it is open. Diving is only allowed in
the main body of the lake. No swimming or wading is allowed in the dive

There is also a beautiful sand swimming beach in the roped off swimming area.

Divers must have their C-Card with them and show it at registration.

Meet at the Dutch Mill Park-n-ride at 8 am for car pooling. If you are
joining us at Pearl, meet there at 9 am. Ride sharing, chipping in for
gas, bringing a picnic lunch are all encouraged on this trip.

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