- Is Blue Springs Resort a Dive Shop?
No. We are a full service diving destination with a dive shop on site to accommodate our guests. We do not stock big ticket items due to other dive shops using us as their check out facility, however we do stock several accessories in case a diver needs something to make a dive. Many divers travel long distances to dive with us, so we want to ensure they have a great diving experience. We never solicit divers to buy from us. We believe in supporting your local dive store for your equipment needs.
- Are Pets Allowed at Blue Springs?
No, due to the nature of the sport most people are usually in the water. It isn’t fair for your pets to be out in the hot weather and no one to look after them, so please no pets during your visit.
- Is Public Swimming Allowed at the Quarry?
No. The resort is dedicated to divers and their guests. The resort is privately owned and has no government funding which allows us to limit the facility to a diver exclusive resort.
- What About Non-Divers?
Non-divers that are guests of a diver may swim in our designated swimming area. Snorkeling is also available to non diving guests. Non-divers are required to enter with a diver and complete a non diving waiver.
- Are There Things That Non-Divers Can Do at the Quarry?
Since scuba diving is not a spectator sport, there are a few things that non divers may do. Swimming and snorkeling are available.
- Are Liability Releases online?
Yes, there are liability forms available to fill out and bring with you. By doing this you can save a little time when your first check in.
- Is Nitrox Available?
We are a full service facility and have partial pressure blending to mix whatever Nitrox mix you need. We also fill O2 bottles. These services are available during office hours, but if you need something before or after hours let us know as we are more than happy to help. Any mix, any time, just ask!
- Do Instructors Get Discounts?
All instructors get free entrance and parking to the quarry while they have students with them.
- Do You Have Any Training Platforms?
Yes, We have 4 open water platforms and one advanced deep platform, as well as a suspended platform.
- What is There to See Underwater?
If you want to look inside one of the boats we have sunk here I bet you’ll even find the kitchen sink while you’re here. With over 40 attractions including the yacht wreck, RV, Scuba Bus, UFO (Underwater Floating Object) and other attractions. Here are just a few of the attractions that we have for divers to enjoy. A complete list will be available soon.
Scuba Bus– Situated in the shallow area of the quarry, the scuba bus served several functions. It is a great area to view some of our larger bass, can also be used for wreck penetration training for certification, or the top of the bus can be used as a platform for classes. However we recommend using one of our training platforms for that. The Scuba Bus is located in 20ft. of water and is #1 on our site map.
Red Boat– This is just a small run about boat that was sunk to serve as a fish habitat. Divers may see several fish around this site at times. It also serves as a navigation point for divers who are refreshing or completing their navigation skills. The Red Boat is located in 20ft. of water and is #2 on our site map.
O/W Training Platform #1– This platform is available for classes to use in order to conduct student skill check out dives. These platforms help keep student divers off the silt bottom to improve visibility for everyone diving. This platform is located in 20ft. of water and is #3 on our site map.
Black Boat– This is just a small run about boat that was sunk to serve as a fish habitat. Divers may see several fish around this site at times. It also serves as a navigation point for divers who are refreshing or completing their navigation skills. The Black Boat is located in 20ft. of water and is #4 on our site map.
Implement Tire– This large tire left by the quarry company is just one of several items that were left behind before the quarry flooded. It may have been from an old loader or some type of equipment. It is large enough to serve as a swim through though we advise against it unless you are properly trained. The Implement Tire is located in 20ft. of water and is #5 on our site map.
The Tan Van– Also known as the shallow van it an awesome site situated just a few feet from our giant double deck platform. It is also one of the more centralized sites in the quarry. The doors on the side and back are open for easy swim through. It’s a great area to see some of the larger bass population. It can also be easily identified because of the bird bath sitting on the roof of it. The Tan Van is located in 20ft. of water and is indicated as #6 on our site map.
The Bath Tub– What better place to rinse your equipment than a bath tub. We have you covered when it comes to the tub. This attraction was sunk as a joke about how the quarry filled up so fast, someone left the tub running. In all reality though it serves as another navigation point for divers to use as they enjoy their dive. The Bath Tub is located in 20ft. of water and is indicated as #7 on our site map.
O/W Training Platform #2– This platform is available for classes to use in order to conduct student skill check out dives. These platforms help keep student divers off the silt bottom to improve visibility for everyone diving. This platform is located in 20ft. of water and is #8 on our site map.
1941 Dodge Fire Truck– The fire truck if the very first dive attraction that was sank for divers to enjoy. Divers have enjoyed this attraction for the last 18 years. It looks like an old truck, but to divers, it is a great wreck site to dive on. This attraction is located in approx. 40ft. of water on the old east ramp. It is # 9 on our site map.
O/W Training Platform #3– This platform is available for classes to use in order to conduct student skill check out dives. These platforms help keep student divers off the silt bottom to improve visibility for everyone diving. This platform is located in 18ft. of water and is #10 on our site map.
Wood Cabin Cruiser– Another one of our wreck sites, the cabin cruiser is a 30 ft. long boat that can be penetrated for training in wreck diving classes. This was a primary wreck training site until the sinking of our larger yacht wreck. Still serves as a training site for instructors and divers. This wreck is located in 45ft. of water and is #11 on our site map.
Television– Just lay back and enjoy the only channel this TV has to offer, the scuba channel. This is an old console television that has also been sunk as a running joke about watching TV while you dive. Well like we said only one channel and you are the star. The TV is 53ft. deep and is #12 on our site map.
The White Van– Also known as the deep van, this sunken attraction is situated just past the second thermocline during the summer time. Another training wreck which is designated for more of the advanced level due to its depth. It is just outside the O/W diver range sitting at 65ft. of water. It is designated on our site map as #13.
The Crusher Hopper– another piece of quarry history is laying below the calm waters. The Crusher Hopper which was used during the operation of the quarry, now serves as a deep swim thru for advanced divers. This is a large box shaped hopper which is laying on its side, making it an easy swim thru. Situated in 74ft. of water, the Crusher Hopper is #14 on out site map.
Advanced Training Platform– Instructor always like to conduct classes on training platforms. For this reason, we placed one in deeper water so that instructors can conduct Advanced Open Water/Deep skill check offs. This platform meets deep water requirements by most every recreational training agency. This platform is sitting in 96ft. of water and is #15 on the site map.
Deep Blue Boat– Rather you are doing Advanced Open Water, or just doing a deep dive, the blue boat is one of the deeper attractions at the quarry. A small run about boat serves as a deep navigation point for divers to find. It is located in 100ft. of water and is #16 on the map.
The Little Forest– This is one of the natural attractions here at the quarry. A beautiful dive and usually undisturbed area of the quarry, the Little Forest is a ledge where several small trees were growing before the water level over took them. Now just a reminder of what they used to be with the limbs covered in algae instead of leaves. The Little Forest is sitting in 64ft. of water and is #17 on the map.
- When do You Offer Night Diving?
Night diving is available during the summer season on Friday & Saturday Nights, Spring and Fall Season night diving is only offered on Saturday nights.
- Do You Allow Fishing?
NO NO NO!!! We love our fish! They call Blue Springs home and don’t want to leave, so No Fishing allowed, We also have a $500.00 per pound fee for anyone caught fishing, and yes local law enforcement as well as Fish & Wildlife dive here too!
- Do You Have Wifi Internet?
Yes, but only available in limited areas of the main building and cabin area.
- Is There Camping Available?
YES! Primitive camping is available. Free standing tents are suggested as we are a solid rock facility. You may also may want to have an air mattress with you.
- I Don’t Want to Camp but What Other Choice do I Have?
If you want to stay at Blue Springs we have a cabin available to rent. We have two rooms in our cabin that offer full sized beds, A/C, and our deluxe room offers TV, microwave, and fridge.
- Does your cabin have bathrooms?
Not at this time. We are working towards installing bathrooms inside our cabin rooms. We do have our onsite shower house that has real toilets and showers.
- Do you Offer Scuba Classes?
Yes, We offer classes from basic Open Water Diver to Dive Control Specialist.
- How Much does Open Water Class Cost?
Our class prices are all-inclusive which means that there are no hidden cost or fees with us. We like to be up front with our students and let them know how much their class will cost. Our basic Open Water Class is $425.00 per student and does not include your basic snorkeling equipment, It does include everything else that you need for class.
- Do you Offer Guided Tours?
Yes, we can arrange with advanced notice one of our professional staff members to take you on a tour of our facility. These tours are offered for $20.00 per dive and are to be paid to the staff member at the time of your dive. Your tour will include diving on several of our popular dive sites. The tour fee is in addition to our daily admission fee
- Do you offer Scuba Reviews?
Yes, we offer divers that have been out of the water longer than 12 months a scuba skills update class. The cost is $75.00 and includes your admission into the resort. Once completed you have the rest of the day to enjoy diving with us. This is a complete review of the basic open water skills.
- What are your Hours of Operation?
We run a seasonal schedule. Our Spring season runs from the 2nd weekend in April to Memorial Day Weekend weekends only 9am to 5pm. Our Summer season starts Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend Wed & Thur 10am to 4pm, Friday 10am to 6pm, Sat 8am to 6pm & Sun 8am to 5pm. Our Fall season starts from Labor Day to the 2nd weekend in November and are weekends only 9am to 5pm. Our Winter season we are only open by reservations of 4 or more divers as scheduled.
Please view the link below to see our schedule
- Can I Solo Dive At PSC Blue Springs?
We do allow Solo Diving at Blue Springs, However there is a strict policy that solo divers have to follow. No one is allowed to solo dive unless they are, SDI certified in Solo Diver, or certified in technical diving with a minimum of Intro to Cave certification. There is also required items that the solo diver must have. Sign a separate solo diving waiver and release, Must have redundant air source that is not part of their primary air delivery system to include either a pony tank and separate 1st and 2nd stage regulator, or double tank configuration with two 1st and 2nd stage regulators in which case each tank MUST operate separate of the other. All solo divers are also required to file a dive plan with Blue Springs staff and have management approval upon verification of required certification.
Solo Dive Plan must be planned out to detail which include your planned depth, dive sites which you will be diving on and the order in which you plan to dive them. Solo divers must dive the plan filed with our admissions office.
Solo diving is not encouraged nor will it be allowed without these requirements being fulfilled. PSC Blue Springs believes in Safety First planning for any dive. If you are not solo certified or Technical diver Intro to Cave certified, you MUST have a buddy to dive.