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North Point Quarry - Newark OH

North Point Quarry is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 1500 Mt. Vernon Road, Newark, OH 43055. This dive site has an average rating of 2.86 out of 5 from 7 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 31-35ft/9-11m. The average visibility is 5-10ft/2-3m. Training platforms are available.

Created after years of digging for rock, gravel and sand, North Point Quarry was ultimately filled with water from natural underground springs, rain, snow melt, and the nearby north branch of the Licking River. North Point Quarry and the others located in the park have been stocked through the years with a variety of fish, and also includes many other creatures that have made the park their home, including a pair of Bald Eagles.

Here at North Point Quarry, we have over 500 paddlefish stocked for your viewing pleasure as you dive. These unique fish are often seen by divers as they explore the 22 acre quarry.

Each diver / snorkeler is required to fill out and sign a liability release form envelope completely and pay the $10.00 fee before entering the water. A drop box is conveniently located next to the changing rooms to insert the envelope with payment. Cash or personal checks will be accepted for payment. Please make checks out to: Newark Parks & Recreation Department. Snorkeling is permitted at North Point Quarry for those 10 years of age and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult diver at all times. Each snorkeler is required to wear an approved buoyancy device at all times. No “free style” diving is permitted.

Please note that there are no air-fill, equipment rental or sales available on site.

Thank you, Chuck Jackson (Captain Chuck) – North Point Dive Quarry Manager
(740) 983-4797 (24 hour cell phone number, call or text),

Nearest Dive Shop 1.2 Miles: Discover Diving, Paintball & Skateboards, 259 Deo Dr. Newark OH, 4305 5,, 740-344-2803, Sunday & Monday: Closed, Tuesday. - Thursday: Noon - 7pm, Friday & Saturday: Noon - 5 pm

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WilsonR - 7/12/2022 8:16 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/8/2022. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
wgr21 - 1/01/2019 9:47 PM
I went scuba diving here on 1/1/2019. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: Under 50°F/10°C.
daytondiver - 9/07/2015 9:03 PM
Rating Added: 2
nice surface facility’s, 500 paddle fish added, just need them to clear it up now
ScubaSmacks - 8/31/2015 7:18 AM
Rating Added: 2
28 Aug 2015 - vis was about 6ft. not much vegetation to see. sand and rocky bottom. nice metal platforms. catfish and bluegill waiting in the water. saw an insane asylum ambulance, an alien, a boat, a child’s rocking horse, and other various "attractions". this was my first time here, but i hear that as the water starts to get colder, vis gets better. surface temp 74 degrees.
wgr21 - 5/24/2015 4:33 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/23/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
wgr21 - 10/22/2014 1:29 PM
Rating Added: 4
Good atmosphere, visibility was low but had a good experience.
DaveT - 11/07/2013 2:28 PM
Rating Added: 3
Great training site. Central ohio like conditions. Convenient to me. I have conducted quite a few classes here and will be back.
rables - 5/02/2013 12:42 PM
Did you know there are 19 ohio state parks you can dive at. ie.. Dillion State Park, Wolfrun State park.
Joeynavy - 7/17/2018 7:19 PM
This is an old post , do you know of other state park lakes? Deer creek , alum creek , etc
PVK - 7/29/2012 7:04 AM
Rating Added: 4
Nice place they have paddle fish too, was there after a couple big storms did not see any, viz was down to 5ft.