Mermet Springs Home of First Class Diving
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
N 37° 17.021 W 088° 51.489
16S E 335277 N 4127961
Quick Description: Mermet Springs Home of 1st Class Diving
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2007 6:01:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM24K4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 59

Long Description:
Mermet Springs is an 8.5 acre spring fed stone quarry, located in Southern Illinois. The quarry has 100 foot walls and wooded hills encompassing nearly half of its perimeter. The sheer walls are not only on the top but can be followed to depths of 120 ft. This quarry is devoted to diving and dive training. We have an array of items of interest for all divers. Whether it is our training platforms, easy entry docks, 15 - 120 ft. dives, or our many sunken treasures such as the Boeing 727 airplane used in the movie "U.S. Marshals", you are sure to find something of interest. Snorkeling, kayaking and on site camping for divers and their guests will round out your perfect weekend at Mermet Springs.

A dive school is located at the sight. Underwater there are many attractions such as a Boeing 737, school bus and commercial truck.
Water Type: Spring

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Dock

Maximum Depth: 120

Typical Visibility: Poor (11-25 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Multiple

Underwater Life: Many types of fish and include Albino Catfish

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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