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Lake Norman Quarry - PDRA is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at Greenbay Drive, Mooresville, NC. This dive site has an average rating of 3.45 out of 5 from 20 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 91-100ft/28-30m. The average visibility is 21-25ft/6-8m. Training platforms are available.

The Lake Norman Quarry is for members and their guests. A key is required for entry into the fenced / gated property. There is diving 24 hours a day 365 days a year with a key. The PDRA (Piedmont Diving Rescue Association) is the largest dive club in NC and owns this quarry as well as two others in the NC.

The cost of membership to dive any of the 3 quarries is currently $70.00 a year + a one time 20.00 new member fee. Family plans are available. Each additional diving family member is 10.00/year while non-divers are no charge. This is for unlimited access! We know of no where else you can dive so cheap!

At the Lake Norman Quarry there are several boats, a plane a car, and many other attractions to dive in this large spring fed quarry. There are multiple platforms at all depths (up 98 feet) for training or just honing your skills.

The visibility tends to be better in the winter as the fresh water feeds from the spring. Typical visibility tends to be 15-25 feet. There are thermoclines at different depths, depending on season. The average bottom temp in the summer is about 65 degrees. It is always a wetsuit or drysuit dive :)

Every year there is a Treasure Hunt for members and several other events throughout the year. It is just a great place for training or just a fun dive!

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diverjed - 5/06/2019 7:10 AM
Looking for regular dive buddies for this spot. Dive here year round. Prefer to take a plunge here every couple weeks. Hit me up if interested.
IAmDavid - 4/23/2021 3:23 PM
Interested. Basic diver, looking to get AOC this summer.
diverjed - 4/23/2021 3:41 PM
+IamDavid let me know weekends usually good for me
IAmDavid - 4/25/2021 5:15 PM
Saturday, May 1st?
diverjed - 4/26/2021 8:47 AM
Sent message to Inbox
GreggS - 10/01/2017 8:55 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/1/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Visibility was about 10 feet in the cove where the movie car and bass boat are located, but about 1-2 feet in the playground/training area where classes had the silt stirred up something awful. Water temps were in the low 70s down to about 32 feet. Registered 61° at 61 feet. All-in-all, we had a couple of pretty good dives today.
GreggS - 6/18/2017 6:51 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/18/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m.
Thermocline at 25 ft. Drops from low 70s to low 60s real quick. Otherwise, nice diving day.
fletch944t - 6/18/2017 9:07 AM
Rating Added: 3
Went here on 06/17/2017. Visibility was about 8 feet. Air temperature was 88°F. Surface temperature was 86°F. Water temperature below the thermocline (~25 feet) was 63°F.
GreggS - 8/02/2015 8:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/2/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Gipionocheiyort - 6/22/2015 12:54 PM
Rating Added: 3
For quarry diving it’s good. A little colder than I’d like, but it’s pretty great for what it is. Lots to see and there are usually friendly people around.
DynamicReefz - 1/11/2015 12:02 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/6/2014. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Rss2018 - 12/14/2014 10:15 PM
Rating Added: 3
Viz was average. There is plenty to see but it can be a bit chilly. I am a member and i am looking for new buddies.
GreggS - 11/11/2014 3:35 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/17/2014. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
GreggS - 11/11/2014 9:51 AM
Rating Added: 4
Lots to see. Fair-sized quarry with easy access.
richiewrt - 10/24/2014 6:55 AM
I am a member here an I am always looking for folks to dive with. Send me a PM if you want to dive!
bwykoff - 4/06/2015 11:58 AM
New to the area and looking to get into the area diving. never been quarry diving
gobblke - 7/07/2015 7:22 AM
Hello, I’m going to be down there this weekend visiting my brother and would like to dive this lake. How far away is this from Huntersville? I have a 3/2 suit and was going to rent 2-80’s for 2 dives. Any help would be appreciated.
BradleyHope - 6/28/2013 9:01 PM
Rating Added: 3
Couldn’t ask for a better place for training and logging dives. It’s set up for divers only. Places to camp and cook out. Many sunken items to find. Vis can be kind of low at times, but a great place all in all.
diverjed - 5/30/2013 7:30 PM
Rating Added: 3
4thDimension - 10/09/2012 6:01 AM
Rating Added: 2
Met some nice folks here.
garth - 4/21/2012 1:57 PM
Rating Added: 4
Great For Training. Where your drysuit people.
garth - 4/21/2012 1:56 PM
Rating Added: 4
Great place to dive and work on your skills. There is a bunch of groups that dive here through the week, throughout the year.
ScubaScott66 - 7/26/2010 2:00 AM
I just completed my PADI OW exams there, and besides the facility being fantastic, the people are awesome too. I’m a proud new keyholder, and am blessed to have such a great place to now hone my skills in a safe inland location.
heabs - 3/17/2009 11:58 PM
This quarry is located in Mooresville, NC not Hickory.