America’s Largest Fresh Water Dive Resort!
Join us over the long Labor Day weekend to dive what National Geographic calls “One of America’s Top 10 Greatest Adventures” – Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri.
This unique adventure can be your “Dive to the Center of the Earth”! Bonne Terre Mine, a national historic site, is the world’s largest fresh water dive resort. Water conditions remain constant with over 100-foot visibility. Join Nautilus Aquatics as we dive 3 trail tours on Saturday and 2 trail tours on Sunday.
The Billion Gallon Lake is illuminated with over 500,000 watts of lighting and a total of twenty-four dive trails have been laid out in the lake, taking the diver through mammoth archways, past beautiful calcium falls, around gargantuan pillars to the many abandoned mining artifacts. Depths of the dive tours average between 40 to 60 feet. Two specially trained dive guides tour divers through the mine in groups. An Open Water certification is required but no other special training is needed to participate in the dives. Dive lights are not permitted in the lake because they detract from the natural beauty of the illuminated surroundings.
The Billion Gallon Lake is 58°F with no thermoclines and is not affected by outside temperatures. A 7mm wetsuit with hood or a drysuit is recommended. Lighting on the rock formations is spectacular. One can descend to 80 feet and look up to see divers silhouetted against a rainbow. Man carved pillars grace the entire Billion Gallon Lake. A 200-foot solid-rock pillar rising from depths and mining artifacts on the walls and floor make for spectacular underwater photography.
– 3 Nights Accommodations, either dbl or single occupancy
– 5 dives
– Pizza dinner Sunday
– Weight Rental
Transportation, airport transfers, meals (other than listed), drinks, gratuity, rental gear, and dive insurance are not included in the trip price.
$TBD pp, dbl occ
$TBD pp, single occ
$250 Deposit due at registration
Final Balance by July 1