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Haigh Quarry - Kankakee IL

Deemed the "Caribbean of the Midwest." This quarry is set up just for divers (No boating or fishing allowed).

A few things to see include: Flamingo - a sunken houseboat / LARC-V - Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo Vehicle / old USMC dump truck / an original rock crusher / original rock drill / circa 50’s fire truck / a bread truck / Tricycle Graveyard / swim through tube / Artifact Park comprised of the Quake Zone, Akrotori Wreck, and Anchor Alley / and several other sunken treasures. Many are marked by buoys. Not especially great vis, (anywhere from 5-30ft but good for the Midwest) averaging around 15ft. Great spot for training b/c of the many underwater platforms, two floating docks, rinse station, onsite dive center, and an easy beach entry. Also has a "deep hole", which at 80’ is suitable for A.O.W. deep training dives. Tons of freshwater game fish; Blue Gill, and some big ones, too!

Update: As of 2015 the Food Hut is closed until new operators are willing to take it over. The main office has some minimal snacks available. Otherwise, there is plenty of eating along the main drag of Rt 50. Check out Oliver’s Bar & Grill at the Quality Inn & Suites.