On June 11 and 12 our Open Water and Master Diver students spent the weekend in the cold clear waters of Gilboa Quarry. The water was the savior of the weekend, cold and refreshing. It was 90 plus degrees and 100 % humidity. Sweltering! All skills were successfully demonstrated, all goals were met. Master divers even did a night dive, several in their new dry suits.
If you are not familiar with Gilboa, it is the perfect location for diving. Gilboa Quarry is a 14+ acre limestone quarry, located in Northwest Ohio. There are wooded campgrounds encompassing over half the quarry’s perimeter. Gilboa Quarry is a great location for diving and dive training. The quarry provides two distinct personalities: the shallow side at 5 – 65 ft provides great recreational enjoyment, while the deep side of the quarry with depths of 130 plus ft is suitable for technical training. Underwater platforms–perfect for open water skill demo’s and decking along the shore line for easy in and out. In addition, the quarry owners have placed several seek and find items in the quarry to enhance your dives. Oh and don’t miss the massive fish population.