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Mermet Springs Scuba Weekend
December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - December 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
We are heading south for the first weekend in December for a little fun diving in Mermet Spring Diver Quarry. we are diving Saturday and Sunday. Please bring your own scuba gear. If you dont have we can arrange for Rental Scuba Gear for you. Carpooling is available but space is limited. Sign up today.
Mermet Springs is know for its year round diving, warm waters, sunken 727 plane, and American Paddle Fish.
About Mermet Springs
“One of the must dives in the Midwest”
Mermet Springs is located on US 45 between Vienna and Metropolis, IL. As you enter the site, you’ll be amazed at the picturesque wooded backdrop and sheer cliff rising across from the cool-blue water. From the main diving dock, you’ll see schools of large bluegill, giant albino channel catfish and, further down, spoonbills! These prehistoric throw-backs have huge mouths and are known to grow larger than five-foot in length. Seeing these “paddle fish” up close will raise your pulse a bit, but don’t worry…they are filter feeders and eat microscopic critters that feed on the algae. All these fish are very friendly, almost tame. Fishing is strictly prohibited at Mermet Springs. But feeding the fish is welcome, just watch your fingers with those big cats.
“Come on out and dive,” – Glen
Glen Faith’s Mermet Springs prides itself on being well-organized, professional and comfortable with some of the best-trained diving instructors in the Midwest. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced diver, Mermet Springs will easily accommodate your training needs and some great diving adventures.
Entrance Fee is included with your ticket from PDD
Air Fills on site are $8.00 per fill
Hotel we are staying at is Super 8 Metropolis
2055 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960
please book your own room if you are staying the night