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Virginia Local Scuba Diving Information
Dive Sites in Virginia
Photo Comment
Barnabysdad - Mar 23
1-1-2019. Completed a dive with Scuba Shack. Had a good time. Vis averaged 10-15’. The average temperature was 46. The max depth that my group hit was 32’. I did not see any fish or other critters....
Barnabysdad - Mar 23
3/16/19. Camped and completed two dives. Had a good time. Vis 30’+ and the water temperature was 48 at 20’ or so. Looking forward to my next trip down there....
Airworks - Feb 16
Rating Added: 3 Good spots to get wet when the itch needs to be scratched...
Airworks - Oct 15, 18 Here’s a link to see what the quarry perimeter looks like. The video was the first time I’ve used a hand-held camera, so please excuse the slight shaking. Will definitely need to get an extension....
Airworks - Oct 15, 18
My dive buddy and I did a couple of "night" (very early morning) dives in the quarry, and saw several medium-sized catfish for the first time. We didn’t even know the quarry had them. They appeared to be Channel cats, though possibly Brown Bullheads....
Airworks - Oct 1, 18
After finally getting a quarry pass from Bill Micks, I’ve been able to dive the quarry several times since August. The visibility has been unusually good (between 15’ and 30’) from the surface to about 25’. There are schools of bluegill and largemout...
Photos in Virginia
Rock Climbing VA
Seahorse Monument in New River (Radford, VA)
At Lake Phoneix in Virginia
Kayaking in Va
The wookie (me), Lake Rawlings, Va.
Taking a sample of algae, Lake Rawlings, Va.
Surveying bluegill nests, Lake Rawlings, Va.
Swimming through a forest of snags, Lake Rawlings, Va.
Down in the depths, Lake Rawlings, Va.
Studying algal mats along sides of quarry, Lake Rawlings, Va.
Algal mat and me, Lake Rawlings, Va.
Surrounded by sunfish, Lake Rawlings, Va., July 2007
Dive Clubs in Virginia
Photo Club Name Location Club Members
Hammerhead Dive Club Virginia Beach Virginia  5
NARQ’D Richmond VA  4
Lynnhaven Dive Center Virginia Beach Virginia  4
Chester Dive Club Colonial Heights VA  4
Scuba-Commander Club Chesapeake VA  3
Southeastern Virginia Scuba Divers Newport News VA  3
Richmond Diving Club Richmond VA  2
Liberty University Scuba Club Lynchburg VA  1
Central Virginia Technical Diving Club Richmond Va  1
Articles about Virginia
Lake Rawlings in VA is Closing Lake Rawlings in VA is Closing
Greg - 3/08/2015 7:18 AM
Lake Rawlings in Rawlings, Virginia is closing. Here is an excerpt from their website: "It is with sadness that I must tell you our company is on the losing end of negotiations for the continued use of the Rawlings Quarry properties after March 31, 2015. Negotiations to purchase the properties were tilted too far to the side of the landowner, and the family owners would not give us a long term lease or sell their properties to us." Every Fri - Sun in March, 2015...they are have a liquidation sal...
TA & VA Beginner to Instructor Dive Programs now under way TA & VA Beginner to Instructor Dive Programs now under way
DiscoveryDiving - 1/31/2012 11:56 AM
Open Water Student to Divemaster Program When was the last time you said, "I love my job! "? Go PRO and you’ll be saying it all the time. Military Tuition Assistance Available This course is designed to meet the needs of those pursuing a career in diving. Dept: SEF Course Number: 3001 Start Dates: Ongoing – see below or contact Discovery Diving Co., Inc. at 252-728-2265 for upcoming dates. Cost for Military Personnel: This program is now covered by Tuition Assistance. Cost for Non-Military: $4,5...
Virginia Hatter, not your ordinary dive instructor Virginia Hatter, not your ordinary dive instructor
diverdown53 - 9/08/2010 10:25 AM
If Padi dive instructor “Virginia from Virginia” Hatter’s experience is any indication, there has been a “surge,” no pun intended, in Scuba Diving interest on the part of women. When she started instructing in San Diego, her male students outnumbered their female counterparts by a ratio as high as 80:20. Now, it has become equal, if not more women, maybe as high as 60 to 70 per cent female, she says. “I do not advertise. Almost 100 per cent of my students are referrals,” says Virginia, who only ...
West Virginia Divebuddies Rule! West Virginia Divebuddies Rule!
oceanfloor - 8/10/2009 3:30 PM
 A great big thanks to the West Virginia Scuba Divers and Divebuddy for giving me the opportunity to meet some great divers. I attended the Portage Quarry Legends Weekend August 7-8-9 and arranged to dive with a couple of great guys from the West Virginia Scuba Divers Club whom I met on this site. So here’s to Hobie and Charstew. By the way, Charstew, can cook some mean steaks.. they were great! On Saturday we did four dive’s with the deepest at 51 feet which was really appreciated since I’m rea...
Virginia Dive Buddy Get Together Virginia Dive Buddy Get Together
DalelynnSims - 5/22/2007 12:00 AM
This Coming Weekend!! The following was sent to most of the Virginia divers however the event is open to all that wish to attend. Brunswick Scuba is hosting a Dive Buddy get together at Lake Rawlings on Saturday August 11th starting at 09:00 until . . . . . Maybe a Dive Buddy Night Dive Look for the Brunswick Scuba Banner in the set up area by the lake. Entrance fees of 17$ will paid to me upon arrival and sign in on the dive buddy manifest. This invitation is exten...