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“Great inland dive location”

Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort
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Owner description: Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort is a diver exclusive destination for dive training and adventure diving. With a breathtaking 22 acre former limestone quarry and unusually clear spring feed water, Blue Springs offers divers a wide range of adventure. From open water divers to technical diving Blue Springs is the Primer Diving Destination in Kentucky and one of the top sites in the Mid West.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Made a 3hr trek this week to dive what I found to be the best location in Ky. A spring fed quarry dive site with depths up to 127', the water has unusual clarity for an inland location. I had expected the typical lake murk and debris but was pleasantly surprised at visibility over 30' due to recent rains.
Pro shop is at top of hill, get all your stuff here before you drive down-- hill is very steep and not conducive to foot traffic. Air fills are available at fair prices, and equipment rental should you need. Staff is very helpful and friendly. First visit divers are issued a hard card for ID for quick repeat registration.
Driving down the hill to the entry area, you can drive right up to the tables next to the water and unload your equipment and then park nearby. Very little dust on the unpaved roads- nice. waterside tables are covered, allowing you to suit up and literally stride right into the deep water. Awesome!
Underwater attractions are neat- fire truck, cabin cruiser, assorted stuff along with the fish make for a fun dive. Water was quite warm except for near the firetruck where it dropped approx 20-30deg, I had a shorty on and was a bit too cold. I was only able to do one tank, and next time I will definitely do two. Was there on a Friday afternoon and only 4 other people there. Wonderfully relaxed and enjoyable afternoon.
Support facilities are limited- no on-site food, only 2 portapotties (one by shop, 1 by quarry), and no changing area. Come prepared for these drawbacks and you'll be OK. A pretty fair amount of debris that could be cleaned up to make the site more attractive is present, but does not affect the dive experience.
Didn't try the training, so can't speak for that.
Look forward to returning.

1  Thank Everett S
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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

came to penny royal to get certified in diving and had a great time....lots of stuff to see...loved it!

1  Thank Egroberts
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Been diving at Pennyroyal for years, and it's always top notch! Employees are friendly, knowledgable & always safety-conscious. Entry fees & air fills are very reasonable. Night diving here is a lot of fun, too.

I recommend buying your entry tickets online at their website. You can check-in at the booth from your car, then drive down to start diving!

Thank oldaosguy
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I've been diving here for several years now and it's a great place to dive, for fun or while training students. Many things to see above the thermocline and a lot to see below it too (so I've been told...I'm a warm water diver!). The owners are great and the food this year has been very tasty!

Thank Patrickrw
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The best diving in the Midwest. My five y/o was just as welcome. Very helpful, and friendly. Full service and family oriented.

Thank NanasDessieb
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