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Dive Stop

Missouri, USA Mid

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The Dive Stop is a commercial operation that features (generally) excellent visibility year round. Nearly all of the area around the quarry drains away from the lake, which minimizes visibility loss due to runoff. The quarry features several sunken 'toys' including a 32 ft. cabin cruiser, two trucks, 16 ft. open bow boat and a motorcycle along with several other items. There are two new docks, a newly installed beach, two training platforms, a picnic area, primitive camping and several canopied covered tables. Wildlife includes bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, turtles and a beaver. The vis usually ranges 15-25 feet at the surface, 20-25 feet at 20 feet, and deteriorates below the thermocline to 5-10 feet. The quarry is approximately 70 feet deep. The quarry owners have developed it into a commercial venture over the last two years, and all of the amenities are less than 2 years old at the time of this writing (Spring, 2009) and in excellent condition. Hours and pricing are available at the quarry's website, http://www.dive-stop.com The Dive Stop is a commercial dive quarry located at 3960 Highway Z New Melle, MO 63365. The quarry is located about 30 miles west of downtown St. Louis, just south of I-70. From St. Louis, drive west on I-70 until you get to Wentzville. The turnoff for Route Z is JUST past the I-70/Highway 61 (to Troy & Hannibal) cloverleaf... be in the right lane after the 61 North exit. The highway Z exit is less than 1/2 mile past the cloverleaf. When you exit, turn left (south) of the ramp and follow highway Z about 6 miles. The Dive Stop will be on the left (lots of flags and an office structure will be obvious... it is well marked).
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Blue Water Lake, Joplin

Missouri, USA Mid

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Quail Run Divers Quarry, Rolla

Missouri, USA Mid

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Table Rock Lake, Branson

Missouri, USA Mid

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Bonne Terre Mines, Bonne Terre

Missouri, USA Mid

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Stockton Lake, Stockton

Missouri, USA Mid

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Black River, South Central

Missouri, USA Mid

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Roubidoux Spring, Waynesville

Missouri, USA Mid

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Smithville Lake

Missouri, USA Mid

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used for training mainly Rescue diver course Av depth 30' Dam depth 60' Vis 0" to 2 feet ,Comp: Muddy up to 2' of silt From Kansas City take I-35 north to Kearney exit #26 at light make left onto 92 Highway (west). Take 92 to Smithville 169 Highway make right onto 169 highway (north) follow signs.
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Scuba Adventure Dive Park, Jefferson City

Missouri, USA Mid

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Missouri Caves, South Central

Missouri, USA Mid

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