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Dive Review of Bonne Terre Mine in
The Continental USA/St. Louis, MO

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Jack Gullo Jr., MD, USA
Sr. Contributor   (23 reports)
Report Number 2991
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
all over the world
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
noCurrents  
Water Temp
58   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
100   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
7 mm suit or drysuit needed.  Dive in groups following tour - with dive
leader in front and one in back.  Skills test before the first diver
regardless of experience (as an instructor even I had to do it)  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Abandon lead mine - water is crystal clear; there is no marine life, but
the mine equipment - cart; trains; tools, drills, are just left as there
were when the place flooded.  Some overhead environments, but mostly open
to the underground cavern above.  No need for lights - all trails are lit
from above.  

This place is a great dive - very unique.  The staff is very safe -
briefings before the dive, dive leaders on the dive; and surface support
available.

Trails get progressively more challenging - this is something worthwhile!
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