Meet new scuba divers, maintain a virtual dive log, participate in our forum, share underwater photos, research dive sites and more. Members login here.

Jeff’s Quarry - Murfreesboro TN

Jeff’s Quarry is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Murfreesboro, TN. This dive site has an average rating of 3.78 out of 5 from 9 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 51-60ft/16-18m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

A privately owned quarry near Murfreesboro, TN. About 10 acres with no facilities on site but reasonably good visibility.

The quarry became purple with algae which made the bottom black. Very eerie with oozing claylike silt. Weather was rainy at 45F with water temps as 59F at surface and 56F at the bottom. The quarry itself was nice and secluded. The submerged items were in process of being surveyed by a local DM where some had tiny floats attached. There were cars, boats, platforms, a city bus, tires, an airplane and a van with a small skeleton suspended.

Dive Site Map

Click to Load Map


RockRat2008 - 10/18/2015 10:43 AM
I went scuba diving here on 10/18/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
RockRat2008 - 8/22/2015 8:43 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/22/2015. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Great night dive, very relaxing; Saw lots of freshwater fish including one huge bass.
Bogdahn6 - 6/23/2015 6:32 PM
RockRat, thank you for the invite. We’re gonna hit penny royal this Sunday. I’ll message you next time.
Bogdahn6 - 6/23/2015 12:47 PM
Is it the same guy who owns Jeffs Resturant?
RockRat2008 - 6/23/2015 12:52 PM
He doesn’t own a restaurant and if you don’t know him personally I would recommend first getting an escort to the quarry as the quarry is private property under lock and key. I’ll see what my schedule looks like this weekend and I may be able to dive Sunday. What time were you thinking of going out?
Vectornut - 6/23/2015 5:50 PM
I want to dive Sunday, any room for another for Jeffs? Its that or Pennyroyal solo :)
Bogdahn6 - 6/23/2015 12:47 PM
how do you go about reaching Jeff?
Bogdahn6 - 6/23/2015 12:34 PM
does anyone know how to obtain permission to Dive out here I’m planning on coming out with my son this Sunday.
RockRat2008 - 6/23/2015 12:39 PM
If you have never been there before you will either have to go with someone who dives there or see if you can get a key from Jeff.
RockRat2008 - 8/28/2013 5:01 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/27/2013. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
Saw 2 catfish on this night dive; The first was 2.5-3 feet long and the other was 5’ long and feeding on the back quarry wall. We hovered and watched him for probably 90 seconds before he decided to move on and we did as well.
alanmjacoby - 8/22/2013 4:13 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/10/2013. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
alanmjacoby - 8/01/2013 11:25 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/29/2013. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
First night dive!
alanmjacoby - 8/01/2013 11:24 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/28/2013. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Check-out dive for students
RockRat2008 - 7/30/2013 5:07 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/29/2013. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
alanmjacoby - 4/10/2013 11:02 AM
Rating Added: 3
I went scuba diving here on 4/6/2013. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
Had a great time, need to work on my quarry skills though!
alanmjacoby - 4/10/2013 10:58 AM
Rating Added: 3
Lots of good stuff to look at on the bottom. Visibility was not that great, but with all the rain storms that have come through lately its to be expected. I plan on diving this site a lot!
vanmn48 - 10/08/2012 3:22 PM
thanks i will look forward to when i can come down that way
vanmn48 - 10/06/2012 9:48 PM
hey rockrat do you have to get permission or pay some one to go here
RockRat2008 - 10/08/2012 5:23 AM
There is no fee to dive and you do have to get permission as the quarry is behind a locked gate.
RockRat2008 - 10/08/2012 5:24 AM
If I’m available when you want to dive I’ll be happy to take you out there.
RockRat2008 - 7/09/2012 12:31 PM
Rating Added: 4
I’ve dove here multiple times. There is plenty to see and explore with decent visibility. Excellent place to allow newer divers to get comfortable without being overwhelming while still being large enough for more experienced divers to enjoy the experience.