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Blue Springs Resort aka Pennyroyal Quarry - Hopkinsville KY


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Blue Springs Resort aka Pennyroyal Quarry is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 602 Christian Quarry Rd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. This dive site has an average rating of 3.88 out of 5 from 49 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 121-130ft/37-40m. The average visibility is 21-25ft/6-8m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

Starting with only one attraction, the 41 Dodge Fire Truck. Pennyroyal Scuba has grown, with over 40 attractions in the water. PSC Blue Springs Resort is a Breathtaking 22 acre spring-fed quarry located in Western Kentucky. In 1998 PSC became a PADI Resort Member. In 2002 we added Blue Springs to our name. As we continue to grow, our guest will always have the same great service that we have always given. Pennyroyal Scuba became an SSI Dealer Feb. 2004 Pennyroyal Scuba Center began serving divers in 1994, as the first season kicked off. There has been many changes since then and up to today we are adding new things to the resort to make your diving experience with us the best that it can be..
We offer all levels of diving. With water ranging from 5 to 130 ft. depths there is a little something here for everyone. We also have a full line of rental gear available. This allows us to supply you with almost everything you need to dive.
There is a great demand in our area for a top quality dive and training site. With some of the clearest waters in the state, Blue Springs is a must dive destination. We are always trying to make improvements to make diving here better. We also have air fills and nitrox available, We have added a new compressor system to accommodate even more air fills.

Its a nice quarry across the Kentucky boarder in Hopkinsville area near Clarksville Tenn with a full scuba shop on site. they even have training their through . Its depth is about 30’ to about 125’ Its nice but cold. There are a couple of Thermooclines which will make your eye balls shrink. ( just kidding. But its cold). Its very nice with setup booths right next to the water where you can suit up and jump in. Or if you prefer to walk in from a gradual incline or a dock. Sometimes they even fire up the ole grill for some burgers. There is a helecopter a bus, a boat, a motorcycle. Pretty nice dive. I haven’t been yet this year but I think it cost about $20.00. They also have some neat events there also.

Near Bowling Green, KY. Very deep and extra cold below 25’.

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Incurableadventurer - 6/18/2018 2:09 AM
Rating Added: 5
Awesome place to dive.
mlevy5389 - 4/17/2017 11:29 AM
Rating Added: 5
Since this is the only place I’ve been to dive so far.
ronbakardi - 10/12/2016 6:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/7/2016.
Place was amazing! Viz was about 30 ft since we had the place to ourselves. Dennis and Kris were very friendly and helpful.
RockRat2008 - 6/25/2016 6:43 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
tstormdiver - 6/27/2016 7:37 AM
Not sure how deep you were, but from the surface to about 15 ft, the water is about 78 degrees. I do agree on the vis on Sat. It was terrible.
mapiatko - 6/12/2016 9:31 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/5/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Training dives with students.
mapiatko - 6/12/2016 9:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/4/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m.
training dives with students.
MJS - 2/19/2016 12:20 AM
I went scuba diving here on 9/6/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
mapiatko - 12/03/2015 6:53 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/21/2015. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
Fun dive with Dustin and Mike. 41 degrees at 89 feet.
tstormdiver - 12/03/2015 8:36 PM
Getting chilly down there. Looks like New Years before I can make it down there.
mapiatko - 12/03/2015 10:21 PM
It’s definitely getting colder. I am going to do a dry suit class next month. Hopefully that will make it warmer.
tstormdiver - 12/03/2015 10:22 PM
Should certainly help. Drysuits are great!
mapiatko - 12/03/2015 6:43 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/24/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
3 training dives with different students. 1 dive that that was a training dive for me for part of my dive master course.
SpacemanCraig - 11/21/2015 3:37 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/21/2015. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
Awesome Site!

Water Temp: 0’-40’ = 57, 40’-65’ = 51, 65’-90’ = 45

Thanks to Matt, Mike, Thea, and Kitten for meeting me for a really good dive. Hope to see all of you again soon.
tstormdiver - 11/21/2015 6:27 PM
Looks like it will be New Years for me...
mapiatko - 10/05/2015 6:46 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/4/2015. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Part of my dive master course - took open water students out with an instructor on check out dives, 2,3, and 4
jeffcarlock - 8/20/2015 3:03 PM
Rating Added: 4
Nice dive
Vectornut - 7/04/2015 7:25 AM
Will be here tomorrow, July 5th around noon if anyone needs a buddy. I’ll be stalking Tstorm’s deep class if not!
KCook3824 - 6/13/2015 2:31 PM
Hoping to dive on the 22nd or 23rd (Monday/Tuesday), either here or mermet springs wherever I can find a buddy to dive with. Anyone able to dive during the week just let me know!
tstormdiver - 6/13/2015 2:34 PM
Possibility I may go down on Wed. Not 100% sure atthis point.
tstormdiver - 6/13/2015 2:36 PM
BTW, Pennyroyal is typically closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.
KCook3824 - 6/13/2015 2:47 PM
ah. thought I saw they were open each day during the summer while I was there before. thanks for the heads up! sadly I’ll be working Wednesday.
tstormdiver - 6/13/2015 6:37 PM
If someone is there Mon or Tues, they may let you in, if you call ahead, but thier normal days open Memorial Day- Labor day is Wed.- Sun. Mon & Tues is their normal days off.
Vectornut - 6/11/2015 6:02 PM
Diving on 6/12 (friday). Anyone want to join me?
tstormdiver - 6/11/2015 7:10 PM
Unfortunately I’m working. Was there today diving my rebreather. 1st thermocline is at 17 ft. 73 degrees to 62 degrees. Vis is 15- 20 ft in the shallows. Below 50 ft (cold) the vis opens up to 30- 40 ft.
Vectornut - 6/11/2015 7:14 PM
Thanks for the update TS.
tstormdiver - 6/11/2015 7:16 PM
The entrance area is very mucked up with the current construction of an entrance/ exit ramp. Will hopefully be done soon.
Vectornut - 6/11/2015 7:35 PM
I’ve never been. I assume they have another entry point that’s not being revamped?
tstormdiver - 6/11/2015 7:44 PM
You can jump off the side by the set- up tables, that is over 90 ft of water Or you can enter on either side of where the ramp is being built. Exit can be on either side of the construction. The rocks there kind of form an awkward stairs, but it can be treacherous,... be careful. The construction has stirred up a lot of silt in that area. Once you swim a little ways away, it opens up, some. If you have any questions about the quarry, feel free to ask. I have about 700+ dives there.
RockRat2008 - 6/12/2015 4:30 AM
Yeah, I’d love to dive today but work calls. Hope to be up there tomorrow night though for the "Dive-in movie"; Watch Jaws and make a night dive. Off of the side by the tables where you make your giant stride there is a platform at 20’ so you can stop, get your bearings and make a gear check. Then from there a nice drop down a ladder to 90’ on top of a small boat. Head towards the construction to get to the shallows and see some fun stuff along the way or stay out on the right side if you want to stay deep.
Vectornut - 6/12/2015 8:29 PM
Really impressed with this site. Water was warm up top and cold down deep. Visibility past 30 so was fantastic with lots to see. I’ll be heading back on July 5th for a few dives.
tstormdiver - 6/12/2015 8:47 PM
See ya then!
RockRat2008 - 6/08/2015 4:12 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/7/2015. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
tstormdiver - 6/08/2015 4:56 AM
Was there teaching an OW class. I would agree. Not the best of conditions, but much better than the conditions when I was there 3 weeks earlier.
KCook3824 - 5/19/2015 9:38 PM
Rating Added: 4
First dive site for me but clearer waters than I would have expected and I feel like you could get several dives in before really exploring everything it has to offer.
tstormdiver - 5/19/2015 9:45 PM
I was there this past weekend. I was co- teaching an Intro to Tech diving course,... so I can eventually teach it. Was a rather soggy weekend. I thought the vis was pretty poor, but with all the sediment that washed in, I wasn’t surprised. Next time you dive there, look me up. I’m there most weekends in the summer.
Duke106 - 1/05/2015 12:51 PM
Rating Added: 3
Did a Discover Dive here. Great staff and a good quarry.
tstormdiver - 1/05/2015 2:00 PM
Just curious, Who did you discover dive?
Duke106 - 1/06/2015 4:52 AM
It was about 3 years ago. We went to Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort. pennyroyalscuba.com Dennis Tapp did the classroom and his son Chris took us into the water.
tstormdiver - 1/06/2015 5:12 AM
Very cool! Dennis & Kris are very nice gentlemen. I primarily teach for a dive shop out of Evansville IN, but am also a part time OW instructor for Pennyroyal. Pennyroyal is my primary hang- out during the summer.
tstormdiver - 1/06/2015 5:19 AM
Did you go on to get your Open Water diver rating?
Duke106 - 1/06/2015 9:35 AM
I did get my OW due to my great first experience at Pennyroyal. Please let Dennis and Kris know they did a great job and are the reason I went on to be a diver.
tstormdiver - 1/06/2015 10:46 AM
I will do that absolutely! :)
tstormdiver - 1/06/2015 10:52 AM
If you ever find yourself back there during the summer, look me up. I’m there 3/5 weekends.
billsoccer - 10/19/2014 5:31 PM
Went back 10/11-10/12. After a check-out dive for my buddies rented dry suit, we went deep - first to Fire Truck and partly down the road. Road is limestone which reflects the sun and lights well.
Then to 92’ off the dock where we didn’t get our bouyancy right, hitting the bottom and losing all viz. It was cold anyway (50 deg. F) so we headed up the road back up to the Fire Truck, which felt a lot warmer than the previous dive!
Finally to the little forest at 65’. Long swim but worth it, though forest is a generous description. Went up to 40 for wall dive where we eventually spotted (at about 30’) a quasi-road leading to what else - the fire truck.
This time of year viz is excellent and little competition for setup space and attractions. The staff continue to be extremely nice
tstormdiver - 10/20/2014 3:52 AM
Always kind of fun to swim deep along the wall where the set- up area is & see what dropped things you can find. I’ve found weights, weight pockets, masks, fins snorkels, compass, computer & a GoPro (for a friend). Anything found is always sent to the "lost & found".
digitalman - 9/29/2014 1:39 PM
Rating Added: 4
30-40’ vis. Lots to see in the shallows. Good training site for all levels.
tstormdiver - 9/29/2014 2:22 PM
You are absolutely correct. I have nearly 700 dives in that quarry.