Local Diving

Gilboa Quarry – Ottawa, OH

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Central Coast Dive Center is only a couple of hours away from the Midwest’s premier dive spot, Gilboa Quarry, in Northern Ohio!  Gilboa Quarry is a privately owned 14+ acre limestone quarry located in Ottawa, OH that is specifically designed for divers and dive instructors.  The quarry has several underwater platforms for training sessions, as well as docks, tables and benches that help divers stay comfortable between dives.

Gilboa is able to accomodate both Recreational Divers and Tec Divers, with varying depths up to 130 ft+ and plentiful underwater attractions including an airplane, motorcycle, school bus, helicopter, and much more!  Breathing Gas/ tank fills are available on site up to 20,00cf of hyper-clean air is banked to provide for those peak periods when we all want to get wet.

gilboa airlineIn addition to diving, Gilboa Quarry has shower/ restroom facilities and plenty of room to camp in clean wooded areas off the shore of the quarry.  On-site rental rooms are also available (we recommend you call ahead to book these rooms). For divers who prefer a hotel, there are several hotels near Gilboa Quarry in Findlay, OH.

CCDC hosts dive weekends at Gilboa Quarry throughout the summer where divers can complete their Training/ Certification Dives, or just come out and dive with us!

Go to www.divegilboa.com to learn more.

Natural Spring – New Paris, OH

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Scuba dive in one of the best, western Ohio, eastern Indiana spring fed lakes. Natural Springs Resort scuba diving provides clear water with lots of underwater excitement and a perfect environment for scuba training.

Natural Springs offers camping with full hook-up sites and rental cabins, as well as activities other than scuba diving, such as paddle boating and kayaking.

Go to www.naturalspringsresort.com to learn more.

Falling Rock Park (a.k.a “Joe Clark Quarry”) – La Grange, KY


Falling Rock Park, also known as Joe’s Quarry or Joe Clark Quarry, is a former rock quarry located just outside of La Grange, Kentucky.  It is owned by the Clark family and has been turned into a 7-acre (2.8-hectare) dive site, which is open on Saturday and Sunday, May through October.  Underwater training platforms are placed at 11 and 24 feet (3 and 7 m), and underwater dive attractions include a police car, yacht, ski boat, basketball goal, volleyball net and a gargoyle statue.

Depths to: 45 feet (14 m).
Visibility: 20-plus feet (6-plus m).
Water temperature: Ranges from 55 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (13 to 24 degrees Celsius). A thermocline at 15-20 feet (4.5-6 m) below the surface drops temps by 15 F.
Aquatic life: The usual assortment of freshwater fish, such as bluegill and bass.
On-site amenities: Pavilions for gearing up and a portable toilet are available.