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Dive Review of Gilboa Quarry in
The Continental USA/Ohio

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Wayne Taylor, MI, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 2632
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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

Water Temp
42   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 25    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
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
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