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Dive Review of Gilboa Quarry in
The Continental USA/Ohio

Gilboa Quarry, Aug, 2005,

by Wayne Taylor, MI, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 2632.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Continental USA (Coasts, Quarries, Great Lakes), Caribbean, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 42 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 10 to 25 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions For Deep Dives you must submit a profile with the Dive Operator so they can assure you are qualified to dive deep, have the necessary equipment for cold water diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Gilboa Quarry is a local quarry privately owned and established for divers. There is a $12 fee for divers, $6 fee for non-divers, and $8 if you choose to stay at their campground on site adjacent to the quarry. As it is a private dive operation, the owner has explained the fees assist in covering insurance and additions to the dive site and operations provided. Currently the quarry offers Air, Nitrox, and Argon fills; but must show Enriched air certification.

The quarry is set to dive a shallow area ranging from 15ft to 50ft, and a deep side that has a platform established at 70ft and drops deeper from 115 to 140. In order to dive the deep side, a deep profile must be submitted with the dive operator. The deep side provides an excellent range for divers who wish to practice technical procedures and skills. The shallow side has items ranging from sunken boats, vehicles, and an airplane affording divers an opportunity to dive with these items scattered abroad.

This site is used by many schools instructing their students in Open Water, or Advanced Open Water Certifications. The owner of the site has established suspended platforms at twenty feet afording Instructors and students platforms to perfect and practice their skills. This being said, there are times that the bottom composition is stirred with the multiple new divers that visit this site. Ideal diving condition is prior to 9am, and satisfactory diving conditions is after 3pm when most classes have been completed for the day.

All in all, this site is an excellent training site for divers new and old alike.
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