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Phillips Outdoor Center is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 1623 W. Jackson Street Muncie, IN 4, Muncie, IN 47305. This dive site has an average rating of 3.70 out of 5 from 10 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 51-60ft/16-18m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m. Training platforms are available.

Philips Outdoor Center is a non-profit dive facility and nature center; owned and operated by Leaird’s Underwater Service, with an emphasis on environmental education, safety education, and recreation. Philips offers many low cost educational opportunities for local school children and college students as well as the general public.

History
Muncie Sand and Gravel quarry was mined from about 1890 up to 1917, when available area ran out it was allowed to flood. From 1922 until 1954 it was operated by the Philipps family as a swimming area. Several wooden cages floated on barrels provided pools of various depths.

The six-acre property was purchased by the City of Muncie in 1954 and a concrete pool was constructed. The city pool was operated until 1961 when vandalism caused closing of the facility.

The Muncie Fire Department used the area for fire training and equipment testing during the 1970s and the Philips Outdoor Center was sold to a private individual in 1995.
you can check out the quarry report at philipsoutdoorcenter.org/?page_id=61 and the philips outdoor center website is philipsoutdoorcenter.org/ and here is a downloadable map for dive log software
dropbox.com/s/40onhgkcho3soqx/pub1014.tmp
FOR ACCESS AND ENTRY FEES CONTACT
Leaird’s Underwater Service
1623 W. Jackson Street
Muncie, IN 47303
765-288-8144
Fax 765-288-1297
leaird-scuba.com/
The Quarry Address is Located:
Phillips Quarry, Muncie, Indiana
1711 E. Washington Street
Muncie,IN 47305
philipsoutdoorcenter.org/
Quarry Report philipsoutdoorcenter.org/?page_id=61

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Comments

wgr21 - 8 days 12 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 7/26/2021. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
wgr21 - 15 days 9 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 7/19/2021. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
bcollins4 - 7/01/2021 10:23 AM
I need a dive buddy for this 4th of july weekend for phillips in muncie........i can dive sat 3rd or sun 4th just need to know by friday so i can pay n pick up the keys......ill get txt faster 7657605756 and im benny thanks....
jacobpaden620 - 9/03/2020 10:52 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/4/2020. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
wgr21 - 8/04/2020 11:29 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/4/2020. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
wgr21 - 6/12/2020 6:53 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/12/2020. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
JamesR - 6/12/2020 9:16 PM
Did you dive in a wet suit or dry?
wgr21 - 6/13/2020 3:57 PM
James I just sent you a private message.
JamesR - 6/09/2020 9:49 AM
Heading there this Saturday June 9. The last time I was there was in 2002.
JamesR - 6/12/2020 8:29 PM
or should I say Saturday June 13. June 9th is a Wednesday.
matthewhignite - 8/24/2018 3:34 PM
i included the outdoor center website and the quarry report link as well it is updated monthly
matthewhignite - 8/16/2018 3:14 PM
Rating Added: 5
the staff at Leairds Underwater Service is great
MattOlinger - 4/25/2016 9:25 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/26/2014. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Second day of Open Water Checkout dives. Visibility was again excellent, explored both the NE and SE walls. I s hot a video of the dive, which can be seen at:

youtube.com/watch?v=4oMZsW0a5iU
MattOlinger - 4/25/2016 9:20 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/25/2014. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Checkout Dive for Open Water Certification.
SpacemanCraig - 11/25/2015 8:11 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/25/2015. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
Check Out Dive while I was in Indiana for Thanksgiving

Water Temp was 50’F and 45’F at the Thermocline
Belizeit - 7/13/2014 4:37 PM
Rating Added: 3
Viz about 25’ temp around 75. First thermo at 15’. Good idea to stay above 15! Several boats to see including a sail boat at full mast. A lot of aquatic life. Had a couple of brim guide us the whole dive lol. Great price and nice owners. Easy access to the water.
bwes257 - 4/12/2014 10:01 PM
Rating Added: 3
Poor vis and not enough things to see.
matthewhignite - 9/08/2018 3:11 PM
in the summer and the winter is the best time to see somethings because the viz is the best around that time