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Mermet Springs - Belknap IL

Mermet Springs is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 6724 N. US Hwy 45, Belknap, IL 62908. This dive site has an average rating of 4.02 out of 5 from 66 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 111-120ft/34-37m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

Mermet Springs is an 8.5 acre spring fed stone quarry, located in Southern Illinois. The quarry has 100 foot walls and wooded hills encompassing nearly half of its perimeter. The sheer walls are not only on the top but can be followed to depths of 120 ft. This quarry is devoted to diving and dive training. We have an array of items of interest for all divers. Whether it is ou r training platforms , easy entry docks , 15 - 120 ft. dives, or our many sunken treasures such as the Boeing 727 airplane used in the movie "U.S. Marshals", you are sure to find something of interest. Snorkeling, kayaking and on site camping for divers and their guests will round out your perfect weekend at Mermet Springs.

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R - 12/23/2020 2:04 PM
This is a great place to o Gothenburg owners are great people. Lots stuff to see. And showers are hot .
Baker721 - 12/15/2020 11:14 AM
Rating Added: 3
lots to see
MarkO31 - 9/30/2020 7:22 PM
Is there anyone interested in meeting here and getting a few dives in one of the upcoming weekends (Sat or Sun)?
DirectvDiver - 10/20/2020 1:04 PM
I live in Lansing, MI area. If you’re ever in Central MI feel free to reach out. I’m always up for a dive.
Bogdahn6 - 10/11/2016 9:20 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/10/2016.
Great place to dive.
Ethan_429 - 6/28/2016 10:03 PM
Looking for dive buddies around this area. Got 12 dives under my belt and i’m free literally every Sunday. Need more practice and time in the water. If interested just message me. Thanks!
RockRat2008 - 5/31/2016 11:04 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/29/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
Vectornut - 1/20/2016 5:17 PM
Anyone up for diving here on Saturday, Jan 23rd? I’m looking for a buddy...
billsoccer - 11/10/2015 10:28 PM
Went there last weekend - 11/7 and 11/8/15. Viz away from students was pretty good on Saturday - maybe 30’, which is about the best I’ve seen there. Of course viz near the shallow sites was pretty green, as usual, and by Sunday was poor all over. Water getting brisk - got down to 48 degrees at 50-60 feet.
As usual, the staff and service was outstanding.
Saw a couple spoonbills, one feeding - can never get tired of that. Fish getting pretty friendly at platform 2, and 3 huge catfish can be coaxed in close at times. Lot’s of fresh-water jellyfish, so interesting. Wish I had a GoPro!
Vectornut - 11/04/2015 8:43 PM
Planning to dive here on Nov 9th (Monday). Can meet me there in the morning or ride with from Nashville area.
Puddlejumper22 - 10/13/2015 2:11 PM
Rating Added: 5
Great place, Great people
Vectornut - 9/28/2015 1:04 PM
Anyone diving tomorrow (Tuesday)? I’m heading here in the morning.
Vectornut - 9/18/2015 9:05 AM
I will be diving here on Tues, Sept 22 leaving from Nashville. If anyone wants to tag along or meet up, shoot me a message.
Vectornut - 8/28/2015 10:41 AM
I’m diving here on Sept 1st if anyone wants to meet up. I will be driving from Nashville and have room for one if you would like to split gas.
KCook3824 - 6/12/2015 11:19 PM
New diver hoping to dive here on June 22nd and/or 23rd (monday/tuesday) if I can find a buddy that can dive on these days. Let me know if you’re interested!
Jake93 - 5/11/2015 11:57 PM
Rating Added: 5
Always a good time diving at Mehmet Springs! The staff is very helpful and professional.
Matt736 - 3/18/2015 3:31 AM
Rating Added: 4
Full featured.
Lewis1971 - 2/18/2015 3:18 PM
Rating Added: 5
Great dive site... I’ve been here multiple times and the staff is great to work with...
RayW - 1/27/2015 7:49 PM
Went diving here on Jan 1 and 2 for the new years day dives. Had lots of fun! Water was around 50 degrees on the surface and went down to around 40 degrees down at 110ft on the deep end. Vis was around 30ft. I love this place, very friendly staff and lots to see. I’ll be going down again this upcoming Saturday and Sunday.
Divin4Fun - 1/12/2015 4:27 PM
I went scuba diving here on 1/10/2015. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
Dry cert and rescue scenarios
soberman - 8/20/2014 11:43 PM
Looking for a dive buddy sat.