Louise Mine Pitt

USA, Minnesota
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Louise Mine Pitt

There are several items to look for and photograph in this pit with depths ranging from 20 feet to about 100 feet. Shallow sites are a fake graveyard and sunken boat not to far out from the access entry point. At about 50 ft depth there is a platform that was or is still used for training. Below about 75 feet you can find a mermaid, a pirate and sparky the plastic skeleton holding a couple wires from an old electrical panel from when they were still mining here. From the town of Ironton take county rd 30 north 1.25 miles then turn left onto the gravel road. Follow this road (I think it is called Silkstone Dr.) for about 1.26 miles then make a left turn. There is road (I use the word road loosely for this part because they are little to no maintenance.) that goes up hill then levels out to a nice open area about .1 miles in. The Dive Shop in Brainerd is the closest one to the Mine Pitts and they have maps of the area.
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Benjamin Winckler
Benjamin Winckler
Oct 9, 2022, 1:55 PM
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Just as the description says, there are many things to see. The only thing I'd like to add is another dive shop to the list. MN School of Diving actually has two locations. The one not listed is the actually the closest shop to this dive site, located in Brainerd, MN, roughly a half hour drive away. There, you can receive mountains of knowledge, since this is one of the locations they regularly use for training. Visibility hangs around 20 feet. Another tip: If you are going group diving with the shop, get a ride with them. If not, be prepared to stain your vehicle with iron ore, inside and out. No, you cannot wash it off. Once stained, always stained.
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