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Address: Vienna, IL 62995
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Mermet Springs is a full service dive site and scuba training facility that...

Mermet Springs is a full service dive site and scuba training facility that offers on-site scuba instruction. We strive for excellence and cater to dive shops, instructors, students and certified scuba divers of all experience levels and certifying agencies. Whether you are looking for a scuba training facility or a dive site that you and the entire family can enjoy, plan your next trip to Mermet Springs where you can dive in First Class.

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Best fresh water diving

Great place to dive in fresh water. There's so much to see below the surface. It does get cold when you get deep about 40-55 feet according to the time of year. Planning many more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bowazon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to dive in fresh water. There's so much to see below the surface. It does get cold when you get deep about 40-55 feet according to the time of year. Planning many more trips.

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Thank Bowazon
Clarksville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I dove my first time here for advanced open water certification. The set up here is top notch. Many attractions to see in the water. The facilities were great for winter diving with heated changing room and hot water. The staff were super friendly and even made hot chocolate and coffee for the divers. Very convenient water entry and spacious... More 

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Thank shawn g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. Sadly I only was there for a day but the scuba diving was amazing. The amount of things there are to see is out of this world. I dive for a couple hours and didn't even scratch the surface. I will be back. Amazing place. Only complaint is you can't bring dogs but still love... More 

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Thank Chrystal D
Mattoon, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I really can’t say enough good things about Mermet Springs. My son and I both used them initially for an open water referral and they couldn’t have helped us anymore. From the owner down to every staff member there is nothing but professionalism and friendliness. I have since been there many times and it is always consistence and a true... More 

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Thank johnbeel
Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This weekend I took a drysuit course at Mermet Springs Scuba. On Saturday the 22nd I received one on one instruction from Jay who not only taught me the basics+ of drysuit diving but had actually dove in the Antarctic! The course included classroom training and skills testing safely on their submerged platforms. DUI (the drysuit manufacturer) used to hold... More 

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Thank Fathom56
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

First class facilities. Our instructors, Terry & Terrance were skilled educators and provided a positive, effective learning experience. Everyone we met was super friendly & helpful.

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Thank andywilliams58
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We live about 45 miles from Mermet Springs and have dove there about 8 times, even took a dry suit class there since the water is always cold. Visibility is always bad. It's the nearest dive site for me so it's always tempting to go, but I'll never go again. Pennyroyal, KY isn't that much farther and has warmer water... More 

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Thank bluto359
Metropolis, Illinois
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I come to mermet Springs quite frequently the staff here is very very good you can learn anything about Scuba that you want to learn here anything from Open Water 2 instructor level classes safety is an absolute priority here they rent gear or you can buy your own it's a great place for the family they are family oriented... More 

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Thank John E
Karnak, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

I have been out of the water- well too long. The staff and instructor (Steve) were great. They answered all my questions and were very supportive. They got me back into my comfort zone and I had a great couple of dives. There staff are well trained and very professional in all aspects of diving ,equipment and con ed. They... More 

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Thank Kglentzer
Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We have decided to get back into scuba diving after a 8 year hiatus and Mermet Springs was recommended to us. We watched their video before leaving home and was impressed with the facilities and professional setup; the video does not due their organization full justice as all aspects are better than depicted. My husband and I have had a... More 

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