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Buddy Wanted at Loch Low-Minn or area, 10/12/13
billsoccer - 10/09/2013 7:14 PM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 2

Am planning on being in eastern TN (Knoxville-Johnson City) area starting about noon Saturday. Any chance of
finding a dive buddy for the rest of the day? I only know of Loch Low-Minn, but am open to other sites. Have dry suit so comfort not a problem.
RockRat2008 - 10/11/2013 11:38 AM
I’ve already got plans to be diving up in Ky or I’d meet you. I would recommend going to Philadelphia quarry instead, about 20 miles from Loch Low Minn.

I’ve tried to dive Loch Low Minn 3 times and they have been closed without posting it. Also, on their website they claim they can open up during the week as well as long as you call ahead of time and I have called twice when I took vacation and they said they couldn’t open up.

When I called while they were closed and supposed to be open the person on the phone was rude and told me "It was always best to call ahead of time before driving out there".

Conversely I have found the people at Philadelphia quarry to be extremely nice, friendly, and helpful. They are open 24/7/365 and if no one is working the site when you enter they have a drop box and you pay on the honor system. Need tanks for a night dive after they have closed? Call them ahead of time and they will have tanks filled and left waiting for you, again with tank rental payment on the honor system.

Visibility was good, easy shore entry or a platform set up for both giant stride and back roll entries, and depths to 100’+ if you like to go deep.
McNair - 10/16/2013 8:18 AM
I am just seeing your posts guys. I believe Loch Low Minn is selling the land so that would explain the lack of contact from their end. I have had great luck with them in the past but they now have no one staffed there to answer the phone. I hope you found someone to dive with. I am always game if free. Also, hit up

matthew pfeiffer - bucknaked

he is on my buddy list

So far he is the only buddy I have met on here and been int he water with. Great dude!