Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Missouri

Ready to check out the best sites in Missouri for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 16 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Missouri to suit your needs.
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Dive Stop

#1 - 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).
Blue Water Lake, Joplin

#2 - Blue Water Lake, Joplin

Missouri, USA Mid

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Blue Water Lake, Joplin is a 5.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Quail Run Divers Quarry, Rolla

#3 - Quail Run Divers Quarry, Rolla

Missouri, USA Mid

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Quail Run Divers Quarry, Rolla is a 4.166666666666667-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 6 ratings.
Table Rock Lake, Branson

#4 - Table Rock Lake, Branson

Missouri, USA Mid

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Table Rock Lake, Branson is a 4.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 4 ratings.
Bonne Terre Mines, Bonne Terre

#5 - Bonne Terre Mines, Bonne Terre

Missouri, USA Mid

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Bonne Terre Mines, Bonne Terre is a 3.8-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 5 ratings.
Stockton Lake, Stockton

#6 - Stockton Lake, Stockton

Missouri, USA Mid

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Stockton Lake, Stockton is a 3.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 2 ratings.
Black River, South Central

#7 - Black River, South Central

Missouri, USA Mid

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Black River, South Central is a 3.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Roubidoux Spring, Waynesville

#8 - Roubidoux Spring, Waynesville

Missouri, USA Mid

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Roubidoux Spring, Waynesville is a 3.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Smithville Lake

#9 - 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.
Scuba Adventure Dive Park, Jefferson City

#10 - Scuba Adventure Dive Park, Jefferson City

Missouri, USA Mid

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Scuba Adventure Dive Park, Jefferson City is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Missouri Caves, South Central

#11 - Missouri Caves, South Central

Missouri, USA Mid

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Missouri Caves, South Central is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Missouri, USA Mid which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Captain John's Dive Park

#12 - Captain John's Dive Park

USA, Missouri

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Oronogo. Captain John's Dive Park is also known as Oronogo Quarry.
The Dive Stop

#13 - The Dive Stop

USA, Missouri

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This site is a rock quarry, but has been managed for a few years by divers. There is a sunken Chevy, a motorcycle, two boats, and a training platform at 30 ft . Water is cold, even in summer. Visibility is decent, very little fish population. West of Saint Louis, just up to New Melle.
Bonne Terre Mine

#14 - Bonne Terre Mine

USA, Missouri

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Very unique dive. Great winter dive as temperatures are essentially constant year round.
Table Rock Lake

#15 - Table Rock Lake

USA, Missouri

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Just outside of Branson, MO. This lake is great for certification and additional training.
Duck Island

#16 - Duck Island

USA, Missouri

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Duck Island is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in USA, Missouri which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.