A Quarry Dive Experience

BLANCH, NC - Ever wonder what fresh water quarry diving is like? This video was shot 1/1/11 at the JMR quarry in Blanch, NC. This is one of three quarries that I have access to through the Piedmont Diving Rescue Association (PDRA).

I normally dive the Lake Norman Quarry but did dive this quarry on the video once this past summer. The visibility at the time of my dive was horrible so I never saw any of the things on this video.

The water was 45 degrees and the visibility was good.

The two fellows on this dive are PDRA members.

Trust me, they are warm in their dry suits and are having a blast.

Video used with permission of Steve Campbell and edited by me.

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Judy said...

Interesting. I found myself taking deep breaths just watching it.

terri said...

I'm sure I will never dive due to multiple fears, but it's cool to be able to see it on video.

Why shouldn't the silt be disturbed?

wReggie said...

Two things Terri....yesterday I bought an HD video recorder and will buy an underwater case for it soon. The case is the expensive part.

If you kick up that silt it hangs in the "air" and decreases visibility.

Micky-T said...

With steel worth almost $60 a ton you could salvage that thing and pay for a camera case easily.