The staff at State Park Marina Dive Shop can introduce you to the world below the water's surface. Learning to dive is easy and can lead to a lifetime of wonderful experiences. Don't let another summer go by without taking advantage of some of the best freshwater diving in the country. Let's go diving!
Although many people think of lakes in the continental U. S. to be murky and dark, Table Rock Lake is a rare gem to behold. The lake and the areas around it are teeming with wildlife, but underwater is where much of the action takes place. From monstrous catfish to the rare freshwater jellyfish, there is much to see below the surface. A diver can enjoy feeding beautiful and surprisingly friendly long-ear sunfish right out of his hand without having to worry about disturbing the rocks below. Curious bass will detect a diver and come see what everything is all about by cautiously circling its subjects. Crawdads can be caught all over the rocky floor just by overturning a few stones on any dive. Life invisible to those above water becomes open to divers who take the plunge.
Besides the abundant marine life, there are many interesting landforms and adventures underwater. Deep ravines and outcroppings create visual interest equivalent to coral reef formations. Rows of petrified trees left from before the building of the dam are reminiscent of sea kelp beds. And do not forget the treasure! Unfortunate boaters and fishermen have lost more than a few boating commodities. From Maui Jim sunglasses to pricey fishing poles, there is always the chance of finding something of value (even if only to the finder!) on every dive.
Is any more convincing needed? Come see Diver Dick and his crew at the State Park Marina Diver Shop to sign up for Discover SCUBA and certification classes today!
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day