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Lake Phoenix SCUBA Park and Family Campgrounds

1 Quarry Ln, Rawlings, VA 23876-2084
+1 804-716-2199
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The best scuba park ever

I have been bringing my Venturing Crew here since 2015. Every time I get here, there is some sort... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hckharling
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fabulous Scuba Park- very group friendly!!

Venturing Crew 32 has been there 3 times and we are planning our 4th soon. It has always been a... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
hckharling
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Now OPEN owned as Lake Phoenix SCUBA Park & Family Campgrounds. Open by reservation during winter season, see website. SCUBA, snorkeling, swimming, camping, RV sites amd more. Summer hours start 1 May.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“school bus” (8 reviews)
“dive shop” (15 reviews)
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1 Quarry Ln, Rawlings, VA 23876-2084
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+1 804-716-2199
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been bringing my Venturing Crew here since 2015. Every time I get here, there is some sort of improvement. The staff, especially Simaii Dalynn and Steve are phenomenal. We have had minor gear issues every visit and been able to rent or fix...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Venturing Crew 32 has been there 3 times and we are planning our 4th soon. It has always been a clean, well run facility. Things change every time we visit- always for the better! Robert, the owner, comes by to make sure everything is great....More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We had a great experience there and we plan to go back. Next time, we'll go camping. The little restaurant was small but air conditioned. They cooks were busy making hamburgers and grilled cheese. Ice cream was available in the freezer. It was 90+ degrees...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Went to Lake Phoenix this past weekend to do 3 of my 5 advanced open water dives. Highly suggest doing the waiver and video online before you get there (I did). The weather started off cold but warmed up for the afternoon. The water was...More

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Just a heads-up that if you're okay with kneeling during the National Anthem, you're not welcome at Lake Phoenix. The owner has made this perfectly clear on Lake Phoenix's Facebook page. If you're good with that, this is the place for you. If you're not...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

If you're a committed scuba diver, Lake Phoenix Scuba Park is a great place to train and practice. Since new management came in, improvements have been made in almost all infrastructure. The dive shop has been cleaned up, updated and reorganized runs smoothly. Rob and...More

Thank fstopa
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Since the sale of Lake rawlings now rebranded as Lake Phoenix, the scuba park, campgrounds, staff, amenities are all seriously improved! Attention to detail, safety and comfort are outstanding. We take our students there without hesitation because of all the improvements, the clarity of the...More

Thank Doug C
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

The staff were very helpful and facilitate a wonderful safe environment to dive. The quarry itself has many wrecks and different sites to see while diving. 10/10 would recommend!

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

I have been diving here for a little over a year now since getting my OW Certification here. The diving is always good but the visibility can differ from day to day or from weekday to weekend depending on how many people are there diving....More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

I am a longtime certified scuba diver since 1981. I was an assistant instructor in diving for many years with the opportunity to travel to some exotic foreign locations for diving adventures. However, One of my favorite local places to go is Lake Phoenix, a...More

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alexanderguttman2117
May 27, 2018|
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Response from hckharling | Reviewed this property |
There are several national associations like PADI, NAUI , SDI. They all have find an instructor functions. That will help. Also, look for Discover Scuba days. If you call Lake Phoenix, ask them about the companies that own... More
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178Billie
June 23, 2016|
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Response from NUCC93 | Reviewed this property |
There is cell service, and the park has WiFi. The closest nice hotel 3 star would be in South Hill, VA about 13 miles away plus or minus. Do a hotel search for South Hill. Absolutely safe, and there is a female instructor... More
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