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“Best Quarry Around ”
Review of Loch Low-Minn

Loch Low-Minn
Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Athens
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are a scuba diving resort in Athens, TN that is based around a ten acre quarry lake. Our crystal clear waters are home to the ancient and extraordinary paddlefish, among other aquatic wildlife. Since coming under new management in the summer of 2014, we have been hard at work improving both our on-site and online amenities.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

More people should dive here! I was surprised to only see a handful of divers here on a weekend.

Great facility, laid out well. Each group has access to a picnic table for their gear. Reasonably clean too.

The owner is fantastic! He came down to the dock every hour to make sure we had everything we needed. Very friendly and willing to give advice things to see in the quarry.

As for the diving itself: It was a bit chilly under 30ft if you don't have a 7mm or dry suit. On the surface it was mid to high 60s, 30 ft mid 50s and low 50s any deeper than that.

Visibility was on point. Even after raining all night, you didn't have to worry about losing your buddy due to vis. By far the best vis out of all the quarry dives I've done.

There are even a decent number of sunken statues, boats, jet skis, and even a shark! Easy access to platforms at various depths for training and bars to aid boyency for NAUI skills.

I'll definitely be going back.

Thank Kaiden F
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is not a SCUBA review, but hopes it adds to the general character of how the place is run/being aware of guest needs. For the 2017 Eclipse, the toilets, cooling tent, ample parking, reasonable pricing, food stand (community organization), and staff check-in at the entrance let me know they are 'in tune' with what most people would look for. Though a unique event outside of SCUBA, I could see the staff being aware of how to work with a large group/camp related event and handle an online reservation/pay by CC ticketing system if needed.

My stay was 3+ hours. They seem quite capable of handling DIY filed camping with mowed fields, self contained RV parking areas (off grid, slight grade), lit utility building with bathrooms nearby, ample field space. I don't know if they have wooded areas / what cabins are like.

1  Thank gary b
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The guy that owns this place is very courteous, even picks up, refills, and drops off tanks to the divers at the water's edge. New tables were installed last year, and they are upgrading all the time. This season is coming to a close so they'll do upkeep, and upgrades through the winter and spring for next year. Always clean and ready for divers.

1  Thank grantc2013
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great dive, saw big catfish, huge brim, nice size bass, some odd and end Christmas/halloween holiday decorations, a boat, the shark prop, and then turned in to the heart of the quarry at around 35' to see the paddle fish it was a total of 48 minute dive. Good visibility 82° at surface temperature, it is colder at depth but was 68° at the coldest spot at 47' so above the theromcline you can get by with a 2 piece 5mm wetsuit and below the theromcline you will need 7mm wetsuit or dry suit. Out side toilets and air available on site.

Thank Jstinger
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

My favorite quarry and staff. Had great time and place was a bit rustic as they build up from last owners. Good air nice underwater props and a place to camp for multi day dive trips. Lots of fish turtles and plant life. Cold at bottom need 7mm hood gloves for comfort there but it's worth it.

Thank Jstinger
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