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Address: Vienna, IL 62995
Phone Number: 618-527-3483
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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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world class!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kglentzer
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Karnak, Illinois
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Karnak, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Becky N
Vienna, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Mermet Springs was a quarry "back in the day". It currently boasts the airplane from US Marshalls, a firetruck and spoonbill fish that are huge. This is where I learned to scuba (several years ago) and the staff were excellent.

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Thank Jani J
Benton, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband and I are master divers but had not been in the water in a couple of years. We were diving in the Caribbean and wanted to do a check of our skills. Since we now live in KY instead of CT there are not as many places to dive. This is a quarry that they have turned into... More 

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1 Thank Nancy T
Sallisaw Ok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

From the set up of the park to the staff and owner, everything was better than I expected. Two of the divers in my group had problems and the staff was always on top of the situation. If we get the chance would definitely like to return.

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1 Thank ScubaJ266
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Airplanes, firetrucks, and, boats all to see underwater in the great little quarry. Everything you need to scuba dive, train, and enjoy some great fish and fun.

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1 Thank Jstinger
Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a great weekend diving with our dive club at Mermet Springs. The site is very well maintained, lots to see underwater and the underwater attractions are marked well. Navigation is easy even in poor visibility conditions and with so many things to see, it's not crowded under water even on busy days. With a group, we were able... More 

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1 Thank Dan N
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This was our second time visiting Mermet Springs. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond anyone's control at Mermet Springs, the water was hazy and cold. An unusually cold spring and the previous week's weather conditions contributed. While the diving wasn't that great this time, we did have an AMAZING time last year when the water was clearer and warm, and we... More 

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1 Thank Beverly G
Decatur, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Mermet Springs is a wonderful place to scuba dive. We have been diving at this place for several years. The staff is always helpful and willing to do what it takes to make your experience more enjoyable. The facility is full service, meaning they have all the gear and equipment you could need for rent. There are numerous attractions at... More 

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1 Thank Brenda S
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Super friendly staff including the front desk and the folks filling tanks and renting gear. Top notch facilities including shelters with tables to assemble your gear, clean restrooms and shower/changing facilities. Water was a little murky but this is midwest quarry diving so you can't expect gin clear waters. Lots of fun things to see underwater. Highly recommend.

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